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.

Upcoming Events: July 2011

CCIA will be hosting events in July to celebrate the release its latest two publications, “Fair Use in the U.S. Economy: 2011” and “Public Policy for the Cloud: How Policymakers Can Enable Cloud Computing”. The details are below: Monday, July 11 Fair Use to the U.S. Economy: 2011 Cannon Building Caucus Room 12:30pm – 2:00pm…

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CCIA Looks Forward To Action On Trade Agreements

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the news that the Senate Finance Committee will finally move forward with a mock markup on the three pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Panama and Colombia.  The markup would also include an extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a program that has long been an important…

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FTC Launches Antitrust Investigation Of Google

The announcement that the FTC is seeking additional information from Google confirms various news reports that it is initiating an antitrust investigation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been the leading technology industry advocate for strong yet balanced competition policy since its founding nearly 40 years ago. Historic antitrust rulings against IBM and AT&T…

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AT&T Fails To Dispute Basic Math, History In Its Takeover Bid

Late last month, consumer groups, individuals, antitrust experts, state regulators and businesses told the FCC that AT&T’s proposal to takeover T-Mobile would hurt competition and wireless service quality and raise prices. AT&T responded, and today these groups had a chance to point out the holes in AT&T’s latest arguments in their FCC filings. The Computer…

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AT&T Fails To Dispute Basic Math, History In Its Takeover Bid

Late last month, consumer groups, individuals, antitrust experts, state regulators and businesses told the FCC that AT&T’s proposal to takeover T-Mobile would hurt competition and wireless service quality and raise prices. AT&T responded, and today these groups had a chance to point out the holes in AT&T’s latest arguments in their FCC filings. The Computer…

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