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TIA Releases 'Presidential Scorecard' Comparing President Obama & Gov. Romney on Issues Critical to Telecom Industry

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TIA Releases ‘Presidential Scorecard’ Comparing President Obama
Gov. Romney on Issues Critical to Telecom Industry

Side-by-Side Candidate Comparison Covers Spectrum Availability, Tax Reform, Cybersecurity & Other Top Telecom Issues

 

ARLINGTON, VA (September 25, 2012) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released its Presidential Scorecard. The document summarizes President Obama and Gov. Romney’s respective positions on a variety of policy issues that are critical to the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and job creation.

The TIA Presidential Scorecard highlights key differences – and several similarities – between the candidates. For instance, while President Obama and Gov. Romney disagree on a specific corporate tax rate, both men want to strengthen and make permanent the research and development tax credit – a key priority for the ICT industry.

The candidates also agree that national cybersecurity policy must be updated. President Obama and Gov. Romney each favor market-based regulations that place minimal burdens on companies, but to differing degrees. Gov. Romney, for instance, would cap annual increases in regulatory costs. He also opposes net neutrality legislation, while President Obama supports it.

“The ICT industry is an economic growth engine creating millions of jobs in the U.S. and around the globe,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “The next four years present a critical opportunity for investments in wireless network infrastructure, research and development, and other initiatives that will lead to hundreds of thousands of new jobs and improved service for consumers. Our Presidential Scorecard helps sort out where the candidates stand on these important issues and identifies their specific plans for advancing the economic benefits of a strong American ICT industry.”

To access the TIA Presidential Scorecard, visit http://tiaonline.org/presidential-scorecard.

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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