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TIA 2013 “Policy Day” on Oct. 9 Will Bring Together Regulators, Members of Congress and Executives for Intensive Discussion of Tech & Telecom Issues

Part of TIA 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., Policy Day will Feature FCC’s Mignon Clyburn, Members of Congress, Execs from Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Frontier Communications & More

Arlington, Va. (September 24, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will host a special Policy Day as part of its upcoming conference, TIA 2013: The Future of the Network, held in Washington, D.C. October 7-10.  The TIA Policy Day, which takes place Wednesday, October 9, will feature remarks from FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, influential members of Congress and executives from leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies.

Throughout the Policy Day on October 9, TIA will gather influential policymakers and regulators who are playing an important role in charting the network’s future for intensive discussion of spectrum availability, cybersecurity, IP transition and other critical tech and telecom issues.  Policy Day will include keynote speeches, interviews, interactive roundtable discussions, and more.

The TIA 2013 Policy Day will feature remarks from 20 policymakers, regulators and executives, including:

The TIA 2013 Policy Day will also include a Women in ICT Breakfast and a CTO Roundtable Luncheon with leading technologists who are driving innovation in the industry.  The CTO Roundtable will focus on emerging products and services, identify technology trends, and examine where government and industry can partner to allow these technologies to succeed.  

For more information about Policy Day, visit http://www.tia2013.org/attend/policy-day-tia-2013. Members of the media are invited to attend TIA 2013. For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Kim at farrahkim@rational360.com or at (202) 568-8986.

TIA 2013 is centered on six educational tracks and will also feature C-level roundtable discussions, interactive conversations and presentations by more than 250 other ICT executives, with additional keynotes from the leadership of AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, CenturyLink, China Mobile, GENBAND, Frontier, Neustar, Samsung Mobile, Amazon Web Services, Sprint, Verizon and The Weather Company.

WHO: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

WHAT: Policy Day at TIA 2013: The Future of the Network

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WHERE: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Sponsors of TIA 2013: The Future of the Network include the Host Sponsor, GENBAND, along with ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Ascom, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Goodman Networks, Henkels & McCoy, IHS Global, ILS Technology, Integra Networks, Intel, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Panasonic, Power & Telephone Supply, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, TE Connectivity, Tellabs, Telmar, Verizon, Walker and Associates, and ZTE.

TIA 2013 also has the support of a number of industry organizations, including: BICSI, ChannelVision, Connected Nation, Consumer Electronics Daily, Convergencia Latina, Communications Daily, Current Analysis, Dark Fiber Community, DirectTrust, FierceMarkets, GigaOM, GlobalVision, GreenTouch, InfoComm, Inside Networks, IPSO Alliance, IT-AAC, Light Reading, MEF, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), QuEST Forum, SDNCentral, Small Cell Forum, State Telephone Regulation Report, TelecomHub, Telecom Review, Washington Internet Daily, Wi-Fi Alliance, and others.

About TIA

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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