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 Asks Swiss Government to Rethink Overbroad User Surveillance Proposals

In a reaction to increasing pressures from Governments around the world to extend the scope of online surveillance, the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed a comment on the Draft Revision of the Swiss Telecommunications Surveillance Ordinance (in French). The proposal, published by Switzerland’s Minister of Justice and Police, Simonetta Sommaruga, would provide law enforcement agencies with unprecedented authority to…

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CCIA Opposes Online Sales Tax Collection Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) believes that the approach taken by the Main Street Fairness Act is unwise in general and untimely given the current economic situation.  The technology industry is prepared to be a constructive player in meaningful efforts at tax reform, but requiring Internet retailers, especially small ones, to collect taxes…

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PROTECT IP Act Not "Noncontroversial"

CCIA is running a series of ads this week — including this full page ad that just happened to run in The Hill’s annual “beautiful people” edition today. We also had this in Politico with info from the various letters to Congress from those opposing it. The PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) endangers Internet security, sets dangerous…

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PROTECT IP Act Not “Noncontroversial”

CCIA is running a series of ads this week — including this full page ad that just happened to run in The Hill’s annual “beautiful people” edition today. We also had this in Politico with info from the various letters to Congress from those opposing it. The PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) endangers Internet security, sets dangerous…

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CCIA Asks DC Circuit to Tell FCC to Rule on Monopoly Pricing for Internet Access

In January 2005, the FCC opened a rulemaking docket to the FCC’s regulation of the “special access” rates that businesses and millions of customers pay to the largest telephone companies for broadband connections to the Internet.  Despite overwhelming evidence of wildly excessive pricing (profit margins for companies that control high-capacity broadband lines are over 100%),…

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