TIA says CHIPS And Science Act crucial for broadband plans, ICT supply chain

Aug. 9, 2022
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has released a statement applauding President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today released a statement applauding President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

As stated by a press release from the U.S. House of Representatives, "the CHIPS and Science Act includes a historic investment to surge production of American-made semiconductors, tackle supply chain vulnerabilities to make more goods in America, revitalize America’s scientific research and technological leadership, and strengthens America’s economic and national security at home and abroad."

In lauding the legislation, TIA has issued the following statement from CEO David Stehlin:

“The CHIPS and Science Act is a critical, bipartisan investment in America’s connected future. The telecommunications sector represents half of all semiconductor end use, and the investments in U.S. chip fabrication and the expansion of that ecosystem, outlined in the bill, will significantly add to the strength of both U.S. networks and U.S. made solutions. This capability will be crucial to the success of the administration’s goal to connect every American to broadband internet.

Importantly, the CHIPS and Science Act also authorizes new programs that will help the Commerce and State Departments enhance global supply chain security and ensure that American innovation continues to drive the development of technical standards. We thank the Congress and the Biden Administration for their leadership on these issues and look forward to partnering with them to make these programs a success.”

"This legislation represents months of bipartisan and bicameral negotiations," said House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. "The majority of this bill is made up of bipartisan provisions that started in the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology—which I am privileged to lead. They were built with rigorous input from the scientific community, industry, academia, and other stakeholders on what they need most to succeed in the 21st century."

Rep. Johnson added, "In this bill we are putting forth strong initiatives at NSF, NIST, NOAA, DOE, and NASA. We’re building a diverse STEM workforce ready to tackle the challenges we face, we’re strengthening our manufacturing capabilities, we’re revitalizing American science and innovation, we’re fighting the climate crisis, and so much more. And we’re doing it all with the needs of each and every American in mind. "

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