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TIA Files Comments on EPA ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Telephony Product Certification

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TIA Files Comments on EPA ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Telephony Product Certification
Says Consumers Will Benefit if Program Continues to Implement ‘Realistic & Achievable’ Standards

ARLINGTON, VA (June 29, 2012) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), theleading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments with the EPA in response to the draft program requirements for telephony.  In addition to making several technical recommendations on applying the program to modern telephony, TIA commended the program’s outreach to industry to ensure that the requirements of the ENERGY STAR program evolve to reflect technology developments, while enabling companies to innovate best-in-classtechnologies.

“TIA members have long been supporters and participants in the ENERGY STAR program,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert.  “As a Standards Development Organization (SDO), TIA has seen first-hand how voluntary, market-driven standards lead to innovation in our industry.  ENERGY STAR has played a critical role in providing incentives for the innovation of energy efficient technologies inways that mandates cannot.”

The comments also stated that TIA members greatly value the ENERGY STAR certification, and rely on this certification to market their products to retailers and consumers.

To access the full comments, please visit here.

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, mobilewireless, 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. Watch the latest in ICT isights and trends at tianow.org

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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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