Arlington, VA (June 16, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments with the House Energy & Commerce Committee on their competition policy white paper. The Committee has issued a series of white papers as initial steps toward modernizing the laws governing the communications and technology sector and has also solicited input from stakeholders.
In its comments, TIA said:
“Multiple technologies and their associated business platforms directly challenge each other in the marketplace in a manner not fully contemplated at the time of the 1996 Act. In addition, over-the-top services compete against stand-alone services, and service providers offer ‘triple-play’ and quad-play’ packages. Policies should be updated to reflect this reality.”
To read TIA’s comments filed on Friday: http://www.tiaonline.org/sites/default/files/pages/TIA%20EC%20Questions%20for%20Stakeholder%20Comment%20Comptition%2006%2013%202014.pdf
TIA has previously filed comments on White Paper #1, “Modernizing the Communications Act”: http://www.tiaonline.org/sites/default/files/pages/TIA%20Comm%20Act%20Responses%201-31-14.pdf and on White Paper #2, “Modernizing U.S. Spectrum Policy”: http://www.tiaonline.org/sites/default/files/pages/TIA%20Spectrum%20Response%204-25-14.pdf