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TIA Responds to Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

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CONTACT:  Farrah Kim, +1.202.568.8986, FarrahKim@Rational360.com

TIA Responds to Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

ARLINGTON, VA (January 15, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today responded to yesterday’s federal appeals court decision striking down the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

TIA President Grant Seiffert states, “We have long-advocated for consumers' right to connect devices and access content over the Internet.  In light of the Court's decision, we rely on all interested parties to maintain an ecosystem where industry can continue to innovate and consumers are protected.  Internet service providers have already expressed continued commitment to maintaining an open Internet.  As manufacturers and suppliers of network equipment and broadband-enabled devices, we are encouraged by the certainty this commitment provides in and of itself.  And we are also confident that remedies exist in our legal system that will protect consumers’ rights.”

You can read the full court opinion here.

CONTACT:  Farrah Kim, +1.202.568.8986, FarrahKim@Rational360.com

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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