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.

FCC To Vote Tomorrow On Network Management Violation

The FCC is scheduled to vote Friday on whether Comcast violated federal rules when it slowed down the transmission of files for those using the video sharing application BitTorrent. Comcast attempted to defend its actions saying P2P file sharing uses lots of bandwidth and slowing traffic was a network management practice needed to prevent congestion…

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CCIA To Monitor Results, Actions From Expanded Intel Antitrust Investigation

European regulators have filed new antitrust charges against Intel today. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition confirmed today that it had sent Intel a supplementary Statement of Objections (SSO) outlining its preliminary conclusion that Intel has engaged in three additional elements of abusive conduct. These new charges accuse Intel of providing rebates to a prominent…

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CCIA Asks Court For New Trial In Copyright Distribution Case

The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined with several organizations today in urging a federal court to grant a new trial to Jammie Thomas, who was fined $222,000 in October 2007 for allegedly violating copyrights. Thomas was found liable for unlawfully distributing music on a file sharing network, notwithstanding the lack of evidence that she…

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Tech Association Welcomes FTC Decision To Investigate Intel On Antitrust Matters

The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends the Federal Trade Commission for opening up a formal antitrust investigation into Intel’s alleged anticompetitive practices. This news comes days after Korean antitrust regulators fined Intel $25 million for abusing its dominant position in the microprocessor market and the European Commission announced plans to rule in their case…

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