CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…

CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…

CCIA Objects to Online Personal Privacy Act

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced its opposition to new privacy legislation introduced by Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) today. The bill is Sen. Hollings’ latest version of various privacy proposals he has put forward in recent years. “We certainly appreciate Senator Hollings’ efforts to ameliorate the harm this legislation would…

CCIA Opposes Federal Technology Mandates

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its opposition to legislation proposed yesterday by Senator Fritz Hollings (D-South Carolina). The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) of 2002, will force poorly designed and unworkable standards upon industry resulting in a freeze in innovation, a decrease in consumer choice…

Microsoft/DoJ offer little in Revised Settlement

Washington, DC – Microsoft and the Department of Justice late last night proposed a new settlement in the historic antitrust proceedings against the PC operating-system monopoly. The proposal’s backers say the new language makes only “clarifying modifications” to the original. Computer & Communications Industry Association President and CEO Ed Black responded with the following comments:…

CCIA Seeks to Intervene in Microsoft Settlement Hearing

Justice Department, Microsoft want rubber stamp, not public participation Washington, DC – The court overseeing the proposed Microsoft antitrust settlement must hear directly from outside parties before it approves the deal, the Computer & Communications Industry Association said in a filing to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly today. “More than 15,000 people told the Justice Department they…