House E&C To Question FCC About Internet Access, Spectrum At Oversight Hearing

Washington – Four FCC commissioners will testify Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce communications subcommittee’s planned oversight hearing. Though President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn in October 2021 to be the fifth commissioner to the panel, the Senate has yet to vote. The Commission faces a slate of issues when they have a full team…

CCIA Encourages Biden Administration to be Ambitious with Trade Agenda and Address Discriminatory Practices of Trading Partners

Washington — The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are scheduled to hold hearings this week with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the 2022 Biden Trade Agenda. CCIA looks forward to hearing how the Administration’s worker-centered trade agenda can help foster economic growth for all, including how trade…

CCIA, 31 Other Organizations, Scholars Ask Congress To Oppose Controversial Copyright Proposal, Tech Mandates

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association, along with 31 other civil society groups, academics, associations, and companies sent a letter expressing their concerns about legislation that would put the government in charge of creating technical standards and undermine the balance in current law that protects both copyright and innovation, known as the Digital…

CCIA Statement on Political Agreement on the EU Digital Markets Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — European Union leaders have reached a political agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposal. The compromise between the European Parliament, the Commission, and the Council of Ministers paves the way for formal adoption of the regulation, which is expected to come into force this October.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association…

CCIA Statement on the Enactment of the Utah Consumer Privacy Act

Washington –  Governor Spencer Cox has signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act into law, making Utah the fourth U.S. state to enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. The law will take effect December 31, 2023.  While the Computer & Communications Industry Association supports the enactment of comprehensive privacy legislation at the federal level, in its…

CCIA Welcomes Launch of U.S-UK Trade Dialogues

Washington – U.S. and UK officials met in Baltimore this week for the launch of  U.S.- UK Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes these dialogues and renewed conversations on strengthening the U.S.-UK trade relationship.  According to U.S. officials, these talks seek to identify areas where parties can…

Economic Study Finds Congressional Antitrust Bills to Cost Consumers, Business Users $319 Billion

Washington — A comprehensive economic study by National Economic Research Associates (NERA) finds that proposed antitrust legislation in Congress could cost the economy $319 billion. The result would be increased costs and loss of services for consumers, small businesses and other users of the bills’ target companies — Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.  The…

CCIA’s Statement As Progressive Democrats Release Broader Anti-Merger Legislation

Washington – Several Democrats have introduced legislation today that would preemptively block many mergers and acquisitions, in particular in the tech industry. According to news reports, the Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act would completely overhaul the review process of mergers and acquisitions by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.  The proposal would allow the…