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.

CCIA Files Petition With FCC Asking To Deny AT&T Merger

The Computer & Communications Industry Association, which has advocated for 39 years for competition policy that fosters innovation and allows the next start up and smaller competitors to have a chance to succeed, filed a petition with the FCC Tuesday asking it to deny AT&T’s proposal to take over its competing wireless carrier, T-Mobile. Technology companies from…

-

House Committee Leaders Announce Opposition to AT&T Merger Deal

A day ahead of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the AT&T merger proposal, the leading members of key House Committees told reporters they’re opposing the deal because it will mean less competition, less innovation, jobs losses and higher prices on wireless phone and Internet access. Former House Telecommunications Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey said allowing…

-

House Committee Leaders Announce Opposition to AT&T Merger Deal

A day ahead of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the AT&T merger proposal, the leading members of key House Committees told reporters they’re opposing the deal because it will mean less competition, less innovation, jobs losses and higher prices on wireless phone and Internet access. Former House Telecommunications Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey said allowing…

-

CCIA Supports Digital Goods Tax Fairness Act

On May 23, the House Judiciary Committee’s Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 1860, the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act.  The bill would establish a national framework for how state and local taxes apply to digital goods and digital services so as to prevent multiple and discriminatory taxation. …

-

Commission Publishes New IPR Strategy

The European Commission released a broad Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) strategy today, which defines outstanding initiatives in the areas of authors’ IPRs, trademarks, designs, and geographical indications. The preliminary Directive covering orphan works was introduced today. Other topics will be introduced in the second half of the year or next year. The Computer & Communications Industry Association…

-