Joining the Single Pair Ethernet Consortium

SPEC is a committee of TIA. It is a consortium of technology leaders committed to accelerating the adoption of next generation Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity using SPE Technologies. Participating in SPEC is an excellent way to stay current on the most pressing issues in the industry and to influence how end users and network designers perceive the benefits of SPE technology in building and industrial applications.

All TIA member companies are welcome to participate in SPEC and to attend meetings. If your company would like to participate in SPEC activities and benefit from the group’s marketing outreach activities, we ask that you contribute a marketing assessment to help fund the SPEC’s communications outreach. Typically, these efforts include developing content and maintaining our Web site, writing and disseminating White Papers, placing and writing articles in trade publications, placing speakers at industry conferences, and leveraging our members’ marketing messages.

Full Participant – $2,000

Members/$3,500 for Non-Members

Webinar Sponsorship: FOTC webinars allow member companies to conduct one webinar each calendar year, establishing member company speakers as experts in the industry and allowing them to reach their target audiences with educational and vendor neutral information. To receive contact information for registered attendees and polling data there is an additional $1,000 fee.

  • Webinars typically attract close to 1500 viewers (live and on-demand) and are highly rated by
  • Sponsoring companies can poll the audience with up to six multiple-choice questions, enabling them to conduct valuable market research during the event.
  • Sponsoring companies can post attachments that can be downloaded by webinar viewers.
  • Sponsoring companies can add up to three qualifying questions to the registration form.
  • Webinars are promoted to our email distribution list (7,500+ contacts), by press releases, posted on both and, in the FOTC newsletter, and by partner associations such as BICSI.
  • Sponsoring companies have direct access to the registration information and to coaching/preparation to enable your Web conference to be a success for an additional $1,000 fee.

White Paper exposure: Sponsoring Participants can post unlimited White Papers in the participants’ section of

  • There is no limitation on how long a White Paper can be posted.
  • White papers are promoted by press releases, noted on the home page of, at, and in the FOTC e-newsletter.

New! LinkedIn Page: All member company news is posted daily to the Group’s LinkedIn Page

New! Twitter Feed: All member company news is posted daily to the TIA FOTC Twitter Feed and to the Structured Cabling News Twitter Feed.

New! Inclusion in Structured Cabling News. All member company news is posted daily to the news site

Bylined article opportunities: FOTC frequently places bylined opportunities in horizontal and vertical publications on structured cabling issues.

  • ManyWebinars can be turned into articles and placed.
  • For relevant industry topics, companies may work together on joint-bylined articles.

Speaker placement at industry trade shows and conferences.

  • FOTC is often approached by conference managers for speaking opportunities as our organization is viewed as an industry resource.
  • FOTC often presents pre-conference seminars at the Fall and Winter BICSI Conferences

Link on FOTC web site

Identified as Sponsoring Participant on Network Architecture Model and all supporting & promotional materials.

  • The Network Architecture Model has been downloaded by more than 5,000 users.
  • Full Participants are listed on the first page with a live link to their Web site.

Company press releases posted on Member News consistently is one of the most viewed portions of our Web site, ensuring more visibility for your product announcements.

Links to your e-newsletter posted on and highlighted in our e-newsletter.

Company name featured on marketing materials such as press releases, FOTC business cards, Cost Model, brochures, etc.

Opportunity to serve a FOTC Officer.

Opportunity to determine how marketing resources are spent.

The ability to influence market perception of the deployment of fiber in premises applications by working with industry leaders to educate end users and designers, influence the development of standards and leverage the resources of TIA to help create market opportunities worldwide.

FOTC-Only Participation

TIA has developed a special membership arrangement for companies interested in participating only in the Fiber Optics Technology Consortium. This arrangement would serve the needs of those companies looking to participate in FOTC, as well as serve the interests of TIA’s current general members.

  • FOTC-only participants pay slightly higher assessment fees than TIA members to participate in FOTC. The benefits accrued to the participants will be determined by the level at which the company chooses to participate.
  • A FOTC-only company would be considered an Associate Member of TIA, a classification that designates the company as entitled to receive TIA’s signature newsletters, are listed in and have access to the exclusive TIA member directory on the TIA website, which is used for member networking and research, and to benefit from TIA’s established organizational relationships and legal and administrative support for event cooperation and marketing. However, the FOTC-only member is not entitled to TIA Conference booth space discounts, or involvement in TIA’s Public Policy Committee work.  Also, the FOTC-only member would not be entitled to nominate an executive to the TIA Board of Directors.
  • Should a FOTC-only member choose to participate in TIA’s Engineering Committees, the FOTC-only member would pay any and all Engineering Committee fees. The FOTC-only member company would pay the Engineering Committee fee as do non-member TIA companies.
  • Upon payment of the FOTC-specific marketing assessment, the FOTC-only member of TIA would be entitled to serve in all leadership capacities of the FOTC. In addition the FOTC-only member company would be eligible to vote on matters specific to the FOTC, be listed on the FOTC web site, and receive administrative benefits TIA provides as a formal association, as well as receive general member-related communication and other benefits determined through mutual agreement of TIA and FOTC members.

Contact Information

Any company interested in a FOTC membership should contact Zachary Carr, Director Member Relations & Services, TIA, at (703) 907-7713 or or Liz Goldsmith, Public Relations at (781) 259-8584 or