Congress Needs To Offer A Boost For 5G; CCIA Offers 6 Principles For A Broadband Buildout Bill

Washington — On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to discuss almost two dozen broadband infrastructure bills aimed at laying the groundwork for 5G deployment and higher speed internet access. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has long supported the removal of regulatory barriers to broadband deployment and supports many of the…

CCIA’s Tech Policy Focus For 2018

Washington — As we await this year’s State of the Union address, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is offering this update on what tech policy issues policymakers will focus on in the year ahead. As the digital economy becomes the economy, countries pursuing growth will be considering measures from promoting internet freedom and high…

House Reauthorizes FISA Electronic Surveillance Without New Limitations

Washington — The House has voted against amendments that would have limited in how the government can use information gathered on Americans during foreign surveillance. House members rejected language that would have closed the “backdoor search loophole” by requiring a warrant for government agencies to access Americans’ communications. The House instead renewed Section 702 of…

FCC Votes To Rescind Open Internet Order, Declaring Open Season for Online Discrimination

Washington — The FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to remove rules that have protected consumers’ and businesses’ internet access. While the exact rules have changed over the years as internet technology evolved, the principles of nondiscrimination and preventing a big Internet Service Provider from blocking or throttling internet traffic, known as net neutrality, have…