TIA's Broadband and Convergence Working Group (BCWG) Charter is at this link.


TIA has focused for many years on the deployment of broadband communications networks and services as a critical issue for the communications industry and as a major stimulus of the national and global economies. Ubiquitous deployment of next-generation broadband networks will bring major advances in education, healthcare, teleworking, e-commerce, public safety and security.

Such capabilities will equip every person with the tools necessary to compete in the 21st century, making them far more productive, increasing their standards of living, and enhancing economic and physical security. Broadband's benefits will be realized only if it is made available widely and within a reasonable period of time.

TIA's Broadband Mission

  • Promote ubiquitous broadband deployment in the United States and around the globe.
  • Advocate for minimal regulation of broadband networks.
  • Work for removal of barriers to broadband deployment including right-of way impediments, franchise fees and excessive taxes.
  • Support fiscal incentives, such as tax credits, grants, pilot-project funding and low-interest loans.
  • Assist international organizations to realize the economic and social benefits of broadband.
  • Encourage global deployment of all broadband access technologies.
  • Seek additional globally harmonized spectrum allocations.

Recent Activity

Find recent Broadband filings at this link.