The FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) is not a NextGen program, but NextGen and other systems depend on it as an underlying communications backbone. Harris Corp. has provided that backbone to the FAA for nearly two decades as a contractor-owned and -operated capability, a service it wants to continue as the agency plans a successor program called FAA Enterprise Network Services (FENS). The FTI is the basic infrastructure supporting FAA voice, data and video communications; it ...

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