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TIA Statement on FCC Chairman's Security Proposal
Responds to Chairman’s Pai’s announcement of proposal to address security concerns to U.S. communications networks and their supply chains
Arlington, VA (March 26, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today in response to Chairman Pai’s statement on a proposal to help protect security of U.S. communications networks and their supply chains.
Cinnamon Rogers, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:
“The Telecommunications Industry Association takes supply chain security very seriously and appreciates efforts by the U.S. government to improve the security of the network. TIA and our member companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry have been working in partnership with agencies across the federal government to improve cybersecurity. We strongly support efforts by the government to address concerns regarding certain communications equipment providers deemed to pose a heightened security risk.
“The FCC has a key role to play in these efforts, and we appreciate Chairman Pai’s recognition that addressing security concerns requires work across the federal government in partnership with the ICT industry. We look forward to reviewing the proposal and working with the Commission on these important issues in the months ahead.”
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.
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