Is the TIA and USTelecom feud over?

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2006

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1:05 PM -- From The Philter's Now What? file, a programming note for this week's news coverage.

The editors at Light Reading and, presumably, several vastly inferior publications, were informed yesterday that the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) are holding a joint press conference today -- Wednesday, October 4 -- at 1:30 p.m.

The conference will feature TIA President Matt Flanigan and USTelecom President and CEO Walter McCormick. We'll have a news story following the big show, of course.

But the early speculation is that the two groups are mending fences and forming a new conference called Nextcomm. Or something.

Of course, we don't know that for fact yet. So feel free to reflect on the history of the two organizations and to ruminate on the board below about the potential content that's about to be served.— Phil Harvey, Conference Feud Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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