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TIA Urges FCC to Reject Petitions for Reconsideration of Voluntary Incentive Auction Service Rules

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 13, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to various Petitions for Reconsideration of the voluntary incentive auction service rules.

First, TIA urged the FCC to reject Petitions for Reconsideration from broadcasters that seek to fundamentally up-end the FCC's basic approach to transitioning spectrum from television broadcast to mobile broadband use. Second, TIA also urged the FCC to protect licensed services in the post-transition 600 MHz band. TIA observed that the FCC's decision to announce that unlicensed devices can operate in the guard bands was premature, since evidence pointing towards harmful interference has been submitted and the technical record is still developing in the FCC's pending Part 15 proceeding.

Read TIA's comments to the FCC in its entirety at this link.

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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