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.…

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.…

CCIA Calls for Growth in Web-based Education Through Model Digital Schools

Washington, DC- In a White Paper released today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called upon Congress to help implement the vision of the bipartisan Congressional Web-based Commission on Education. The CCIA paper: The Federal Role in Education: Promoting Internet Technology to Advance Learning Opportunities details both the educational benefits and the cost savings that can…

Government and Industry IT Leaders Converge for Secure E-Business Executive Summit: Detail Roadmap for E-Government Transformation

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Federal CIO Council, the National Information Assurance Partnership (a partnership between the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology), and the Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICHnet.org) to co-host the Spring Secure E-Business Executive Summit,…

Microsoft Appeal Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 26-27-Keep in Touch with CCIA for Immediate Comment and Analysis

Washington, DC- As the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. District hears oral arguments in Microsoft’s appeal of the court order requiring breakup of the company, keep in touch with CCIA for up-to-the-minute analysis and insight into the issues and arguments before the Court. CCIA’s President and CEO, Ed Black will be available…

Independent Study Concludes Some Government E-Commerce Activities Go Too Far

Economists Propose New Guidelines for Government’s Role in Digital Age Washington, DC- A new report authored by three leading U.S. economists finds that outdated government rules and guidelines have provided an ambiguous environment in which some federal agencies develop highly beneficial Internet initiatives, while others create ventures that encroach dangerously on businesses already served by…

CCIA LAUDS PASSAGE OF TECH IMMIGRATION BILL

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) hailed both Houses of the U.S. Congress for passing S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act. The Senate passed S. 2045 by a vote of 96-1 on Tuesday morning and the House of Representatives followed suit in the evening, sending the bill to…