FTC Hearings On Competition, Consumer Protection Begin This Week After CCIA, Stakeholder Input

Washington — -The Federal Trade Commission begins a series of hearings Thursday on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.” CCIA welcomes the opportunity to be involved in substantive discussions on this topic. This first hearing will examine competition in the economy and the consumer welfare standard that has been the test for when…

Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy
September 05, 2018

CCIA Files Comments Ahead Of FTC Hearings

Washington –The Federal Trade Commission has asked for public comments on a variety of competition and consumer protection-related issues. The topics range from antitrust enforcement in the digital age to big data and privacy to how intellectual property can promote innovation. The request for information proceeds a series of hearings the Commission plans this fall,…

European Commission Issues Problematic Antitrust Decision Against Android

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission today issued an antitrust decision against Google with respect to its Android mobile operating system (OS). The decision alleges that Google’s practice of offering a suite of proprietary Google apps to device manufacturers gives an anti-competitive advantage to certain Google apps. It also considers anti-fragmentation agreements with device manufacturers,…

CCIA’s Response To Anti-Facebook Ad Campaign

Washington — Several groups have launched a six figure ad campaign to put political pressure on the FTC to break up Facebook.  These groups, however, fail to identify the competition harm that such an action would remedy, putting the cart before the horse.   The Computer & Communications Industry Association has supported antitrust investigations and…

CCIA Calls For In Depth Investigation Of Proposed Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint

Washington — Sprint and T-Mobile announced plans to merge Sunday. The third and fourth largest mobile phone carriers said the merger would help them compete with the two largest companies AT&T and Verizon. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a voice for greater competition within the technology industry since it was founded in…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Chairman, Four Commissioners to lead Federal Trade Commission

Washington — The U.S. Senate has confirmed unanimously the new chairman, Republican Joseph Simons, to lead the Federal Trade Commission.  The Senate has also confirmed four new Commissioners, Republicans Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson, and Democrats Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter to fill out the board.   The Computer & Communications Industry Association has promoted…

CCIA Disrupts Its Disruptive Competition (DisCo) Blog With A Redesign

Washington — The Disruptive Competition (DisCo) blog that covers disruptive innovation and the policies that enable it  launched its new blog design today. The Computer & Communications Industry Association started its DisCo blog more than five years ago before tech competition issues were news headlines. Since then, the technology policy experts have written published posts…