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TIA Speaks to PCAST Regarding the Importance of Federal Funding for the ICT Research Ecosystem

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TIA Speaks to PCAST Regarding the Importance of Federal Funding for the ICT Research Ecosystem

ARLINGTON, VA (Sep. 7, 2012) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today provided comments to the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) regarding the important role the NITRD program must play in providing and coordinating basic research funding for the U.S. information and communications technology research ecosystem.

TIA said, “While the U.S. still boasts the strongest research ecosystem in the world, we are beginning to see signs of erosion as competing nations take strong steps to attract ICT research to build innovation-based economies.”  Commenting on difficult funding decisions facing policymakers, TIA stressed “the necessity of continued funding for ICT research as a national priority.” TIA also commented that the need for greater coordination between federal research efforts will increase as ICT is further integrated in different sectors of the economy. 

The full comments are available at: tionline.org/sites/default/files/pages/9-7-2012%20TIA%20PCAST%20Comments.pdf

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). Read ANSI's report, "Standards Boost Business" at standardsboostbusiness.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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