Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

Consumer, Business Associations Oppose AT&T Merger

Consumer and business groups voiced their opposition to the AT&T merger proposal a day ahead of a hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?” will be webcast. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black said there has been tremendous innovation in the tech sector since…

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Congested Wireless Network

The more we dig into AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the worse the deal looks for all parties.  As we’ve written before (here, here, here,  and here) if the merger is consummated consumers stand to lose out.  Prices for mobile voice and broadband Internet will rise once T-Mobile, the low-priced, “mavericky” alternative to AT&T and Verizon is absorbed into the Death Star.…

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Keep the Innovation And What Really Creates It In Mind On World Intellectual Property Day

In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization designated today, April 26, as World Intellectual Property Day, as it is the date on which the 1970 WIPO Convention entering into force.  This date serves as an occasion to raise awareness about and celebrate intellectual property. Choosing the date of the establishment of an inter-governmental bureaucracy as the…

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AT&T Lobbies Over The Heads of FCC, Cabinet Officials

AT&T has filed FCC applications to acquire another competitor.  The FCC must decide whether the proposed license transfers are in the public interest .  The FCC has already found deficiencies in competition among nationwide wireless carriers in its latest report.  Recent Sprint deals with cash-poor Clearwire and spectrum starved non-operational start-up Lightsquared hardly alter the…

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AT&T Lobbies Over The Heads of FCC, Cabinet Officials

AT&T has filed FCC applications to acquire another competitor.  The FCC must decide whether the proposed license transfers are in the public interest .  The FCC has already found deficiencies in competition among nationwide wireless carriers in its latest report.  Recent Sprint deals with cash-poor Clearwire and spectrum starved non-operational start-up Lightsquared hardly alter the…

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