TIA issues FCC comments on Verizon’s request to nix domestic telecom service in Hurricane Sandy regions

TIA says Sandy's aftermath highlights a need for prompt discussion about the transition from legacy phone services to an all-IP network.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently issued comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the request by Verizon Wireless to discontinue some services as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

In its comments, TIA emphasizes the importance of the ongoing transition to an all IP-network, noting that Verizon’s request “raises in very concrete terms a central question regarding the IP-transition: How should regulators respond when legacy telecommunications equipment no longer functions?

TIA’s full comments are available here.

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