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 Calls for More Openness in Cloud Openness Plan

As an organization that has advocated for open markets, open systems and open networks for 38 years, the Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates a recent effort to get agreement on openness in the growing area of cloud computing. If cloud computing is the next stage in the development of the Internet, openness will be…

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CCIA Reaction To Potential IBM, Sun Microsystems Merger

According to various news reports, IBM is in merger talks with Sun Microsystems Inc. These high tech giants have several overlapping products and services and are key players in numerous markets, including the critical server market, and a merger will impact the key area of cloud computing. The Computer & Communications Industry Association was founded…

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Shapiro To Return To Justice Department

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is praising the return of a top information economy and antitrust expert to the Department of Justice. President Obama has appointed economist Carl Shapiro to become the chief economist for the DOJ’s antitrust division, according to various news reports. Shapiro served in the Clinton administration, is the author of…

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CCIA Reaction To Supreme Court Order In Rambus Case

While the Supreme Court passing over the appeal in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Rambus is disappointing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is expressing optimism about future antitrust enforcement in the standards setting process. The FTC had alleged that Rambus illegally attempted to monopolize memory markets by urging a standards setting body to…

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CCIA Expresses Concerns About ‘Buy American’ Provisions In Stimulus Bill In Letter To House, Senate Leaders

As the Senate now considers the economic stimulus legislation, a tech trade association is concerned that some well-intentioned “Buy American” provisions could have a negative economic impact. The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Monday that explained our stance on free trade and our concerns about protectionism escalating…

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