TIA said in a statement that Comcast joining the association to help advance ICT innovation in advocacy of "a more secure, connected future."
“TIA is proud to now have Comcast formally join as a Full Member and strengthen our efforts with their expertise on critical ICT issues,” commented TIA CEO, David Stehlin, who added, “Comcast is a leading service provider and communications technology innovator and we very much look forward to having their expertise at the table as our growing membership base strives to improve connectivity, globally.”
In addition to working closely with TIA on critical challenges facing the ICT industry, Comcast said it will participate in the TIA Smart Buildings program -- as well as sponsoring the program as a Smart Buildings Leader.
“Comcast looks forward to working with TIA and its other member organizations on critical issues that impact one of the most consequential industries in the global economy,” said David Don, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Comcast Corp. “By working together, we can make sure the technology that touches our lives every day is widely available, safe, secure and reliable.”
As noted by Wikipedia, "Comcast Corporation (formerly known as American Cable Systems and Comcast Holdings) is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue (behind AT&T), the largest pay-TV company, the largest cable TV company and largest home Internet service provider in the United States, and the nation's third-largest home telephone service provider."