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TIA Applauds Passage of H.R. 1580, to Oppose Multi-National Control of Internet

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TIA Applauds Passage of H.R. 1580, to Oppose Multi-National Control of Internet

ARLINGTON, VA (May 14, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, tonight applauded the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1580, a bill to oppose efforts by foreign governments to impose new rules on the Internet.  The bill calls for preserving the current multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, and elevates the issue from a “Sense of Congress” resolution (passed unanimously last year) into an official statement of U.S. policy. 

TIA President Grant Seiffert commented, “Passage of this legislation confirms that the United States can speak with an even stronger voice against any efforts to place Internet governance under the control of a multi-national body.  TIA thanks all members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee who have championed this important and urges swift passage of the bill by the Senate.”

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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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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