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AT&T, Comcast, Others Join TIA as it Strengthens Presence in Evolving Tech and Communications Industry

Arlington, Va. (August 3, 2015) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that the TIA Board of Directors has approved eight companies as new members, including the addition of AT&T and Comcast.

The approval of these new members follows the appointment of Scott Belcher as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) late last year, along with the addition of a new CTO, Senior VP of Government Affairs, and Senior VP and Counsel. Since taking over the organization, Belcher has been actively advancing TIA’s presence, including through acquiring on new members, to have a stronger, more effective impact on policy and industry debates. His focus has been to better align the organization with the public policy, technology, business and standards needs of the rapidly shifting information and communications technology industry.

The companies joining TIA represent the complete communications value chain – from Internet and wireless service providers and solution services providers to the electronic equipment and component manufacturers. The new members announced today are: AASKI, AT&T (NYSE: T), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Orchestra Technology, RideScout, Saft Batteries, TRX Systems, and VocalZoom.

“From a legendary global carrier to a dynamic new business that’s revolutionizing transportation, these are great companies that represent the diversity and impact of our members,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “The range of TIA’s member companies offers a remarkable view of the ways in which technology and communications are ingrained in nearly every aspect of our economy and our society. And because of this, TIA is working to make certain that policymakers and the business community understand the vital role that network innovators and infrastructure play in advancing our economy, creating jobs and serving consumers.”

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TIA offers its members a broad suite of benefits, including industry intelligence, events, public policy advocacy, networking opportunities, participation in standards-setting, and more. The organization is focused on delivering meaningful value for members and industry in a way that supports innovation, investment, economic growth and global competitiveness. 

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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 for more details.

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