CEDIA Supports Bill 245

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association has said that it believes consumers and the state economy would benefit from technological advancements in the delivery of broadband voice, video, and data when Senate Bill 245 is signed into law.
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Indianapolis, IN--The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has said that it believes consumers and the state economy would benefit from technological advancements in the delivery of broadband voice, video, and data when Senate Bill 245 is signed into law.

Senate Bill 245, which is sponsored by State Senator Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield), will modernize Indiana's telecommunications laws, including laws governing broadband Internet access and availability. Indiana's telecommunications laws have not changed since they were introduced during the 1980s-before the Internet was part of daily life and before homes included elaborate electronic systems.

"Many new consumer electronics products and systems depend on broadband Internet technology," said Darren Reaman, public policy manager for CEDIA. "Efficiency in information and entertainment content is essential to the growth of our industry. Senate Bill 245 creates incentives for a better infrastructure and pricing flexibility that will benefit CEDIA Members and the customers they serve. This bill will also open the door to more growth and innovation, which will bring or keep investments in Indiana's economy that would have gone elsewhere."

Reaman said consumer electronics manufacturers would develop even more products and CEDIA Members would have more innovative design options in a deregulated environment. "Senate Bill 245 would be good for Indiana today and the advantages for new technologies and broadband applications CEDIA Members haven't yet developed are endless."

For more, visit www.cedia.org.

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