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…

CCIA Statement on G7 Digital Economy Ministerial, Industry Recommendations

Washington — This week the G7 Digital Economy Ministers met under the G7 Germany presidency to discuss issues associated with the digital transformation in light of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. G7 Digital Ministers’ also discussed shared priorities for the future of digitalization and governance frameworks for the development and application of new technologies. …

New EU Distribution Rules Will Allow Discrimination Against Online Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission published the revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and associated Guidelines (VBER) today. This update sets the terms of trading between suppliers and their retailers or distributors for the next decade, both offline and online. The VBER is set to replace the current rules on 1 June 2022. The Computer…

CCIA, 37 Other Companies, Organizations Ask Congressional Conferees To Protect U.S. Consumers, Companies Rather Than Foreign Luxury Brands

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), along with 37 civil society groups, trade associations and companies, sent a letter Tuesday to House and Senate leaders and House and Senate conferees on the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength…

Groups Call on Congress to Address Concerns over Economic Harms of Proposed Antitrust Bills

Washington – A dozen organizations have penned a joint letter to lawmakers Wednesday to express concerns over the economic harms that proposed antitrust legislation will have on American consumers and businesses of all sizes. The broad, diverse, and bipartisan array of signatories includes the Council and the Computer & Communications Industry Association, TechNet, the Small…

CCIA Offers Comments in Response to the FTC and DOJ’s Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association told the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice that the current merger guidelines provide clear practical guidance on when a transaction is likely to raise competition concerns, and that creating sector specific rules would lead to more confusion for companies and courts. The comments filed today…

CCIA Offers Recommendations for U.S. Policymakers on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and also filed comments with the U.S. Department of Commerce offering recommendations on priorities for the upcoming Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). Earlier this year, the Biden Administration released details on its plans to pursue a comprehensive Indo-Pacific…

CCIA Files Brief In Support Of Digital Services’ First Amendment Rights

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined NetChoice, Chamber of Progress, and TechNet in filing a joint amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging the full court to rehear a case brought by Twitter against Texas Attorney General Paxton.  The brief comes in response to Paxton’s…