CCIA, Global Industry Offers Recommendations on India’s Draft Telecommunications Bill

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Department of Telecommunications regarding the Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022. Additionally, CCIA joined nine other trade associations in a Joint Statement detailing concerns on behalf of global industry with the proposed legislation.  In late September, the Government of India published the draft of…

CCIA Joins CTA, Nearly 250 Signatories Asking Congress To Vote On FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn

Washington – A diverse group of consumer rights advocates, businesses, associations and civil rights groups sent a letter to Congress asking them to vote by year’s end on the confirmation of Gigi Sohn, whom President Biden nominated in October 2021. Sohn would take the fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission that has been vacant…

Network Usage Fees: Tech’s Infrastructure Investments Deliver Major Savings for EU Telcos, New Study Finds

Brussels, BELGIUM – Tech firms invest €22 billion per year in Europe’s internet infrastructure, which generates nearly €1 billion in annual savings for internet providers such as EU telecom operators, according to a new study presented in Brussels today. The Analysys Mason report provides an evidence-based perspective to recent calls by EU telecom operators for…

CCIA Statement On ITU Electing Longtime Veteran To Lead UN Agency

Washington – The International Telecommunications Union, an agency of the United Nations that facilitates standards for international communications and spectrum coordination, has elected its new Secretary General at a meeting in Bucharest. American Doreen Bogdan-Martin, who brings three decades of telecommunications experience to the ITU, will be the first female leader of the ITU. The…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Introduction Of Net Neutrality Legislation

Washington – Senators Ed Markey and Ron Wyden have introduced legislation to make Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) an express form of “telecommunications service” and thus subject to the protections of so-called net neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.  Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced a companion bill in the House. …

CCIA, INCOMPAS, DiMA Submit Letter to FCC On Its Regulatory Fee Proposal

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has joined INCOMPAS and the Digital Media Association (DiMA) in a letter to the FCC responding to its question whether to require new types of companies – including companies that use unlicensed spectrum like WiFi – to pay annual regulatory fees. The letter notes that questions…

CCIA Welcomes Commerce Department Guidance On State Broadband Expansion

Washington – The Department of Commerce has moved forward with rules to help states to expand broadband infrastructure deployment. Sec. Raimondo traveled to North Carolina to announce the guidelines issued today. This will enable states to tap into the $45 billion in broadband expansion grants that were allocated as part of the infrastructure plan that…

EU Telcos’ Demand for Network Traffic Payments is Fundamentally Flawed

Brussels, BELGIUM — A study launched today by the lobby group for European telecom operators tries to revive a decade-old pipe dream to make online services pay for internet traffic, something their own customers already pay hefty subscription fees for. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) stresses that ETNO’s renewed attempts to make…

CCIA Calls on Congressional Leaders to Address Provisional Tax Barriers to Broadband Deployment in Build Back Better Act

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Committee on Finance Chair Ron Wyden, and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal to express concerns about tax provisions in H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, which would endanger the…