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TIA Applauds Sen. Thune & Rep. Upton for Introduction of Net Neutrality Legislation
Arlington, Va. (Jan. 20, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today sent a letter to U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) in support of draft net neutrality legislation.
TIA Chief Executive Officer Scott Belcher released the following statement:
“We welcome the release of draft legislation on net neutrality and applaud Senator Thune and Representative Upton for their leadership on such an important issue. TIA believes strongly that reclassifying broadband Internet access under Title II will have significant adverse consequences.
“We look forward to working with Congress on a solution to net neutrality that would not apply regulatory excess and cripple continued private sector investment.”
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.