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TIA Applauds Nomination of Tom Wheeler as FCC Chair

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TIA Applauds Nomination of Tom Wheeler as FCC Chair

ARLINGTON, VA (May 1, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today commented on the imminent nomination of Tom Wheeler to chair the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).   Grant Seiffert, president of TIA, issued the following statement:

“TIA applauds the pending nomination of Tom Wheeler to chair the FCC.  He has the proven ability to transcend a broad range of industry perspectives to reach balanced outcomes.  Given that one of the most important challenges facing the FCC will be assuring a successful television spectrum incentive auction, Wheeler's breadth of experience makes him especially well-suited to lead the FCC at this time.

“Commissioner Clyburn will provide valued continuity to the FCC during the nomination process as the most senior commissioner and as the interim Chairman.  Since her appointment in 2009, she has been a key contributor to a very productive period at the Commission.”

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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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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