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’s Response To FCC Query On Google Voice

In response to requests from AT&T, the FCC has announced an inquiry into Google Voice. AT&T filed a complaint accusing Google Voice, a free, innovative web application, of not allowing calls to certain numbers with high access charges. The FCC has signaled it supports more competition on the Internet and the Computer & Communications Industry…

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Upcoming Event: “Competition Policy as Innovation Policy”

COMPUTER & COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Presents “Competition Policy as Innovation Policy” CCIA hosted an exciting competition policy program on Tuesday, October 27 from 12 – 2 pm at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Obama Administration has placed a high priority on innovation as a key component to driving economic recovery.  Rarely discussed in the realm of…

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If Not Balanced IP Can Do More Harm Than Good To Innovation

Washington – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its Intellectual Property Summit today that included a barrage of questionable numbers about “piracy” losses from the entertainment industry that cast IP theft as the most dangerous threat to our economy. Sadly, no statistics were offered on the cost of frivolous IP lawsuits or the economic contributions…

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CCIA Urges Intel To Help Release Court Records

Intel is once again crying foul after the European Commission released a mountain of evidence Monday, which makes it clear how the company broke antitrust laws. Since then, Intel’s CEO has complained to journalists the EU released selective documents and that the company is not allowed to defend itself. Intel is currently under investigation by…

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CCIA Letter Supports Restraints On Federal Surveillance

The House has a hearing today and the Senate holds one tomorrow ahead of discussions to renew provisions in the Patriot Act that expire Dec. 31. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., introduced legislation this month that would repeal immunity for telecommunication companies for spying on U.S. citizens without warrants. The…

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