CCIA Applauds Senate for Passing Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to ESEA Bill

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the Senate for adopting by unanimous consent the Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to Senate Bill 1, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The amendment requires schools wishing to implement a web-based education curriculum to develop comprehensive strategies for technology that include: (a) teacher development…

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Opening of Online Ticket Site Orbitz Troubles CCIA

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed concern with today’s opening of the travel website Orbitz. Orbitz is an Internet joint venture among the nation’s five largest airlines that has attracted widespread scrutiny for anticompetitive behavior. Despite an ongoing review by 23 state attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and continued monitoring…

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CCIA Comments on New Report Detailing the Disturbing Online Activities of the Federal Government

Washington, DC- A new report released this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Federal Computer Week demonstrates the wide scope and large amount of e-commerce activity of the federal government – everything from selling translated newspapers to online bill payment services. “The level of e-commerce activity is staggering,” said Ed Black,…

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Senate Control and High Tech

Washington, DC- Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), released the following statement in reaction to Senator Jeffords’ decision to become an independent and join with Democrats in organizing the Senate: “Congress has traditionally considered high-technology issues on a bipartisan basis. While Senator Jeffords’ move is significant in many…

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CCIA Denounces USPS Competition Against Private Sector

Washington, DC- Computer & Communications Industry Association President and CEO Ed Black today released the following statement regarding the House Government Reform Committee’s hearing on “The U.S. Postal Service’s Uncertain Financial Outlook”: “We are pleased that Chairman Burton and the Committee are continuing their examination of the financial status of the Postal Service, and are…

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CCIA Supports Senator Cantwell’s Digital School Districts Amendment

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association today announced its support for Senator Maria Cantwell’s S. 1 amendment, the “National Digital School Districts” amendment. The amendment authorizes $175 million (spread over three years) to create model schools, in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, to develop programs and curricula for…

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CCIA Supports Senator Cantwell's Digital School Districts Amendment

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association today announced its support for Senator Maria Cantwell’s S. 1 amendment, the “National Digital School Districts” amendment. The amendment authorizes $175 million (spread over three years) to create model schools, in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, to develop programs and curricula for…

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CCIA Praises Chairman Powell’s Recommendations to Increase Penalties on Violations by Incumbent Telephone Companies

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) supports FCC Chairman Michael Powell’s recommendations to Congress that call for strengthening penalties for any local telephone company that prevents new entrants from gaining fair access to the wires connecting homes and businesses. CCIA urges Congress to quickly enact the proposals as endorsed by Chairman Powell.…

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CCIA Praises Chairman Powell's Recommendations to Increase Penalties on Violations by Incumbent Telephone Companies

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) supports FCC Chairman Michael Powell’s recommendations to Congress that call for strengthening penalties for any local telephone company that prevents new entrants from gaining fair access to the wires connecting homes and businesses. CCIA urges Congress to quickly enact the proposals as endorsed by Chairman Powell.…

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