TIA urges rural broadband action

The Telecommunications Industry Association has sent letters to several members of Congress urging them to act on a bill that would provide for more broadband loans and tax incentives for rural broadband deployment, among other measures. A story in Telecommunications suggests that in doing so, the TIA is not only poking Congress to act on the issue, but also, by association, is uncharacteristically taking carriers to task for not doing enough to invest in rural broadband. Typically, the TIA, which represents only hardware equipment and software manufacturers and vendors, has spoken out on various regulatory policies and political issues, but usually is not actively out front or out of step with the carrier community.

For more:
- check out this article in Telecommunications

Suggested Articles

Cisco announced Thursday afternoon that it was buying network-monitoring company ThousandEyes.

AT&T Business announced on Thursday that it's offering a new broadband service for residence locations that features symmetrical speeds of 1-Gig.

It's a long way, literally and figuratively, from Leadville, Colorado to London, but Colt's new CEO, Keri Gilder, has made the transition with aplomb.