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TIA Commends FCC Action to Address Universal Service Fund Reform Concerns

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TIA Commends FCC Action to Address Universal Service Fund Reform Concerns

ARLINGTON, VA (February 28, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of information and communications technology (ICT), today praised the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) sixth order on reconsideration of Universal Service Fund (USF) reforms, which addresses concerns expressed by broadband carriers operating in rural areas.  TIA released the following statement:

“TIA commends the FCC‘s latest USF order.  It provides much needed business certainty for carriers operating in especially hard to serve markets, and will result in customers benefiting from additional telecommunications investment.”

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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