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TIA Submits Comments to FCC on In-Flight Cellular Use

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TIA Submits Comments to FCC on In-Flight Cellular Use

Arlington, VA (February 18, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today commented on FCC’s review of regulations regarding in-flight cellular use:

“TIA congratulates the FCC for undertaking a re-examination of regulations regarding in-flight cellular use. The rules in question were adopted many years ago to guard against possible signal interference issues and does not justify the ban on all cellular services – whether data, text, or voice. The FCC can change the rules and ensure that airlines have the most up-to-date and accurate information to make their own educated, market-based decisions in response to the requirements of their customers.”

Last Friday, TIA filed comments with the FCC regarding the rules around the expansion of access to mobile wireless devices during airline flights.  TIA’s full comments to the FCC are available 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, 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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