CCIA Criticizes Digital Spectrum Give-Away

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to release digital spectrum to the Nation’s television broadcasters for free, Glenn Davidson, Executive Vice President of CCIA made the following statement: “This is bad policy. Not only does it cheat American taxpayers by giving away a prime and finite natural resource to businesses, it will…

CCIA ENDORSES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT DIGITAL SPECTRUM GIVE-AWAY

(Washington, DC) – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today endorsed the “Law Enforcement and Public Safety Telecommunications Empowerment Act” as introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The legislation opposes the imminent move by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give prime digital spectrum…

CCIA’s Ed Black Endorses Pro-CODE Legislation in Congressional Testimony

(Washington, D.C.) — In testimony today before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), expressed the Association’s support for the “Promotion of On-Line Commerce in the Digital Era Act of 1997” or “Pro-CODE” bill which would modernize existing restrictions on exports of products with strong encryption.…

CCIA's Ed Black Endorses Pro-CODE Legislation in Congressional Testimony

(Washington, D.C.) — In testimony today before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), expressed the Association’s support for the “Promotion of On-Line Commerce in the Digital Era Act of 1997” or “Pro-CODE” bill which would modernize existing restrictions on exports of products with strong encryption.…

CCIA PRAISES WTO AGREEMENT ON BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

(Washington, D.C.) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the successful conclusion of the multilateral negotiations on basic telecommunications services. “This agreement is yet another example of this Administration’s commitment to opening markets to American products and services around the world,” said Ed Black, CCIA President. “In fact, this is the second…

CCIA LEADS INDUSTRY GROUPS IN LETTER TO PRESIDENT CLINTON CRITICIZING U.S. ENCRYPTION POLICY

(Washington, D.C.) — In a letter to President Clinton initiated by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, more than a dozen associations representing a broad array of the nation’s leading businesses, manufacturers and public interest groups, have united to express their disapproval of the Administration’s policy on encryption.   The letter, delivered today to the…

CCIA STATEMENT ON WIPO TREATIES

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – – Ed Black, President of CCIA, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland:   “There was a tremendous amount at stake for the computer and communications industry as the delegates convened to consider extending…