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TIA Files Comments with FAA on In-Flight Use of Portable Electronic Devices

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TIA Files Comments with FAA on In-Flight Use of Portable Electronic Devices
ARLINGTON, VA (October 30, 2012) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Policy and Request for Comments on Passenger Use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on Board Aircraft.
In its filing, TIA notes its strong support of the FAA’s examination of its policies, guidance, and procedure that aircraft operators use when determining if passenger use of PEDs may be allowed during any phase of an aircraft flight. Specifically, TIA explains that (1) no new standardization efforts or regulations are needed for PED emissions and (2) the FAA should maintain the competitive in-flight wireless broadband market by incorporating technology- and competitively-neutral principles into its decision making process.
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, environment, 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.tiaonline.org or 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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