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TIA Weighs-in on FCC Net Neutrality Plan

In a letter sent to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today, the Telecommunications Industry Association addressed the proposed net neutrality rules. In the letter, TIA President Grant Seiffert comments:

“TIA has consistently advocated for a case-by-case analysis to determine whether a violation of these principles has occurred, as overly-prescriptive rules with a one-size-fits-all approach would hinder innovation…TIA also maintains its stance on technology neutrality. We strongly believe in the fundamental principle that markets alone should dictate the success of any given technology, product, or service. But any rules adopted should take into account the technological differences between platforms, while uniformly protecting consumers’ interest in transparency. Paid prioritization is an issue that we have also weighed in on and continue to support.”

A full version of TIA’s letter is 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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