Policy

All Policy Videos:

  • 5G networks promise efficient, fast connectivity to usher in a new era of services for consumers and businesses. However, deployment is dependent on clear, fair zoning to make 5G a reality. Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Government Affairs at Nokia and Dileep Srihari, Director, Legislative and Government Affairs at TIA discuss securing edge network presence in preparation for 5G rollouts.

  • For a policy-based State of the Union on smart cities, we talk to Melissa Tye of Verizon and Paul Schomburg of Panasonic. They cover a wide range of topics including the implications of the upcoming DIGIT Act, municipal infrastructure beyond wireless service, the benefits communities will see from these services and more.

  • On July 13, the FCC updated its Equipment Authorization rules to provide flexibility to manufacturers to use electronic labeling in lieu of a physical label or nameplate, and took steps to streamline the certification process for telecommunications equipment and devices imported into the United States. Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering Technology and Rashmi Doshi, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering Technology Laboratory Division, dive into the agency's new e-labeling and device certification rules, and explain how it will benefit regulators, manufacturers, and consumers alike.

  • Two experts talk with TIA about how to negotiate a deal that will expand U.S. tech jobs. TIA’s K.C. Swanson speaks with Brownstein Hyatt’s Barry Jackson, former chief of staff to former House Speaker John Boehner, and Jen Sanford, Director of International Trade and Energy Policy at Cisco. They offer up thoughts on the outlook for modernizing NAFTA on a short timeline, what’s needed for an update, and why improving the deal matters for high-wage American jobs.

  • Christopher Millward, head of the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO), a policy research group in Beijing, explains how China’s protectionist policies hurt U.S. exporters.

  • On May 18, the FCC voted to accept Chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which addresses the future of the net neutrality rules. Discussing what this means for consumers and the companies that build these networks, and whether legislation offers a better path forward is Jeff Campbell from Cisco, Jared Carlson from Ericsson and Kathleen Abernathy, former FCC Commissioner and former executive at Frontier Communications.

  • Key figures in the transition process for our new President speak with TIA about the implications of the new administration on issues like net neutrality, tax reform, trade and whether industry can expect an infrastructure package to include broadband.

  • Mary Brown, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Cisco Systems and Dileep Srihari, Director of Legislative and Government Affairs at TIA, discuss how the Spectrum Act helped to re-shape America’s spectrum policy by shifting vital spectrum from television broadcast to mobile use, enabling our country to meet consumers’ increasing demands for ubiquitous mobile connectivity and access to high-speed data.

  • Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Government Relations for the America’s Region at Nokia talks with TIA’s Dileep Srihari about the FirstNet and Public Safety aspects of the Spectrum Act, offering an introduction to what the law did, where things stand today, plus some interesting perspectives five years later.

  • Rob Mesirow, Partner at PwC, tells TIA NOW’s Abe Nejad about how hardware suppliers can successfully move into the software business through virtualization and cloud services.

  • NTIA policy analyst Travis Hall speaks with TIA NOW about the policy challenges around developing IoT technologies.

  • Tom Keathley, Senior Vice President of Wireless Network Architecture and Design at AT&T joins TIA NOW to talk about what network operators need for 5G technologies.

  • Every year, TIA NOW sums up the most current and prevailing technologies, policies and market trends for the communications technology industry. Joining us to talk about Title II, spectrum, cybersecurity, IoT, NFV and more are James Reid, SVP of Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association; Franklin Flint, CTO at TIA and John Jacobs, VP of Member and Industry Affairs at TIA.

  • TIA’s Connected Vehicle Workshop invited the top technology and policy experts in the connected vehicle space. They discussed the policy, technology and business challenges for the connected car as providers, enterprises and consumers will see more IoT devices and services in their vehicles. Panelists included AT&T, Cisco, the State Dept. and the Association for Global Automakers.

  • Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) talked with TIA NOW’s Abe Nejad about the recently signed highway bill that will infuse $305 billion into the transportation sector over the next five years. Senator Peters also talked about the importance of the 5.9 GHz spectrum band for the Intelligent Transportation Systems sector.

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