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TIA Submits Comments on Proposed FCC Spectrum Rules for Commercial Operations in 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz Bands

ARLINGTON, VA (September 18, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing rules for spectrum in the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands, which are referred to collectively as AWS-3, that would make significantly more commercial spectrum available for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS).

“Despite a broad national consensus for making more spectrum available, four and a half years after the National Broadband Plan came out, only limited progress hasbeen made toward this goal,” said Grant Seiffert, TIA President.  “A protracted proceeding over AWS-3 would delay availability further.  To the extent that the complexities in the other bands under consideration may delay action, the Commission should consider bringing the 1755-1780 MHz / 2155-2180 MHz band to market first.”

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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