Government Affairs


TIA organized the U.S.-China Green ICT Seminar that was held in Beijing, China. The event allowed high-level government and industry thought leaders from both countries to discuss the policy challenges and opportunities that they face as they innovate and deploy 21st century smart technologies.

Government Affairs Vice President, Danielle Coffey attends the Adtran facilities and gives remarks for an Adtran and Walker & Associates event on broadband build out, and the importance of growing jobs and the economy through innovation.

2011 Board Day

TIA's Board Day in Washington D.C. on March 29, 2011

USITO 15h Anniversary

TIA visits China for USITO's 15th Anniversary

White House Signing

President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

DC Board Day

TIA's Board Day in Washington D.C. on September 15th & 16th

Chinese Delegation Lunches

TIA Hosts Chinese Delegation Luncheons

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discusses smart technology with TIA member companies at the FCC Clean Tech Showcase on May 19.

Rebecca Schwartz

TIA Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Rebecca Schwartz speaks at an FCC workshop on accessible technology on May 14, 2010.

TIA brings members together to enhance their business opportunities and to learn from one another. Moreover, we depend upon our members' involvement to shape TIA's policy framework.

To that end, TIA holds a number of receptions, meet-and-greets, luncheons, and roundtables to provide members the opportunity to network and learn about the latest trends in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. We also convene a wide range of public policy working groups that chart the positions TIA will take with the FCC and other government entitites.

To learn more about the opportunities afforded TIA members, click through the following links to see highlights and announcements for meetings past and present, as well as highlights and information on our working groups.

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Broadband and Technology Luncheons

Rep. EshooHeld regularly in Washington, D.C., TIA’s B&T Luncheons provide members an invaluable opportunity to informally discuss substantive policy matters with lawmakers and regulators inside the Beltway. The February 2009 B&T Luncheon featured Democrat Rep. Anna G. Eshoo of California (pictured left with TIA President Grant Seiffert) who sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and on Subcommittees on Telecommunications and the Internet.

Spring Policy Summit

Danielle Coffey, Shawn Osborne, Paul Begala, Grant Seiffert

TIA Vice President for Government Affairs Danielle Coffey, Ulticom President and TIA Chairman Shawn Osborne, Policy Analyst Paul Begala, and TIA President Grant Seiffert at the 2010 Spring Policy Summit.

Held in Cambridge, Maryland, each spring (with the exception of 2008), the policy summit attracts ICT industry leaders, Capitol Hill staffers, and TIA member company representatives for a two-day event that examines the ways in which government and industry can work together to embrace investment and innovation in emerging products and services.  The close proximity to Washington, D.C. allows for facilitated travel in an intimate and informal setting.


Archived Events and Presentations

  • TIA President Grant Seiffert traveled to India Telecom 2008 to address a December 11 session on the future of broadband. View his presentation (PowerPoint, 5MB).
  • TIA hosted a luncheon on November 13, 2008, honoring a visit to Washington by a delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication. More >>
  • Nick Fetchko, director of international and government affairs, traveled to Beijing in October 2008 to deliver a presentation on the benefits of the U.S. open, voluntary, and consensus-driven standards process at a USITO meeting. More >>

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