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TIA Applauds President Obama’s Telecom Priorities for 2014

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TIA Applauds President Obama’s Telecom Priorities for 2014
Recommendations in TIA’s 2014 Innovation Agenda Were Featured in State of the Union Address
 
Arlington, VA (January 29, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, is grateful to President Obama for mentioning many of the items in TIA’s recently-released 2014 Innovation Agenda in his State of the Union Address. 
 
The 2014 Innovation Agenda outlines TIA’s tech and telecom policy priorities for the year.  Focused on driving investment, recapturing global investment, and enabling forward-looking technologies, TIA has identified specific policy positions to help achieve these critical goals.
 
The Innovation Agenda is available here:
 
The President’s address mentioned the following priorities of the U.S. information and communications technology (ICT) industry:
 
·         The need for comprehensive tax reform that closes loopholes and lowers tax rates for businesses that create jobs in the United States.
·         Establishing more high-tech manufacturing hubs that will connect businesses with research universities.
·         Increasing exports by U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses, and the enactment of tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority.
·         Support for federally-funded research that helped lead to the ideas and inventions “behind Google and smartphones.”
·         Partnerships with businesses to reduce energy consumption.
·         Comprehensive immigration reform that will grow the U.S. economy and shrink deficits.
·         Job training and STEM education that will ensure a U.S. workforce better prepared with skills for the new economy.
·         Expansion of broadband in schools through public-private partnerships between the FCC and the telecommunications sector.
·         Focusing more federal resources on combatting emerging threats such as cyberattacks.
 
TIA looks forward to working with the President, Congress, and administrative agencies to implement these important initiatives in 2014.
 
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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