Wall Street Journal Open Internet Reporter Has a Grip; Editorial and Opinion Pages — Not So Much

If the FCC ends up deferring to common sense and classifies landline Internet access as a telecommunications service, most advocates for that move support use of only a few core provisions of Title II of our existing telecom laws.   A routine procedure called “forbearance” allows the agency to eschew all of “the tariffs, rate bases,…

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CCIA Praises President’s Support For Open Internet Via Title II

Washington – President Obama released a statement today that strongly supports the reclassification of broadband access as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The statement comes at a key time as the FCC grapples with trying to preserve the Open Internet under stronger legal authority while facing intense political pressure from…

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Enabling Choice for TV Online

On November 17th, join CCIA as we explore the issues surrounding consumer viewing options in today’s ever-changing world of TV consumption. With opening remarks by former Senator Byron Dorgan, three panels of experts will delve into emerging choices for home devices, open connectivity and programming. Enabling Choice for TV Online: Legislative and Regulatory Policy Options…

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New EU Cyber Security Directive should focus on protection of truly critical infrastructure

The European Parliament’s vote from March 2014 correctly improved the scope of the Network and Information Directive by focusing on truly critical infrastructure such as the energy, banking, and transport sectors.  CCIA encourages the Council to maintain the same focus in their discussions.  We support the Council’s work and welcome the Italian Presidency’s goal of…

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FBI Seeks Even Broader Surveillance Power From Judicial Advisory Committee

Washington – The FBI’s request to significantly expand the government’s power to remotely search stored electronic data is the subject of a hearing before the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Wednesday morning. Currently constitutional protections require that the FBI get a warrant signed by a judge…

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CCIA Joins Letter Asking Congress To Increase MLAT Funding

CCIA joined today with several other trade associations in sending a letter urging Congressional leadership to support additional funding for processes related to the United States’ many bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties. It requests that Congress provide additional resources for the DOJ offices that process foreign law enforcement requests for evidence and electronic records, which…

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