TIA Supports FCC Plan to Revisit Regulations for In-Flight Mobile Broadband

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TIA Supports FCC Plan to Revisit Regulations for In-Flight Mobile Broadband

FCC will Reexamine Current Regulations Around In-Flight Mobile Broadband

ARLINGTON, VA (November 21, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to consider revising its regulations to increase consumers’ access to in-flight mobile broadband. 

TIA President Grant Seiffert said, “TIA supports initiatives to make mobile broadband services, including Internet access, available to passengers and flight crews aboard commercial airliners and private aircraft.  Already, substantial ICT manufacturer and vendor interest exists in this space, and our members are investing in related opportunities for growth internationally. We look forward to examining the specific proposals of the Commission in this matter.”

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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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