EU Releases Five Year Digital Agenda

Brussels – The European Commission announced its five-year “Digital Agenda” plan for telecommunications and IT in Europe today. The plan aims to move towards a more unified European digital market through measures designed to boost high-speed broadband deployment, promote open standards and interoperability, increase online security and enhance digital literacy. The digital agenda comes on…

ICANN Hires Encryption Expert

Encryption pioneer Whit Diffie is taking on a new challenge as vice president of information security and cryptography at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Diffie is credited with solving the problem of key distribution for cryptology in the late 1970s. He spent much of his career at Sun Microsystems and was most…

CCIA Applauds FCC’s Light-Touch Approach To Broadband

The FCC took steps today toward clarifying its authority to protect open Internet access. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski took a middle ground approach to narrowly reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service. Under this moderate “third way,” the FCC would excuse Internet Access Providers (IAPs) from price regulation, wholesale unbundling…

Summary: CCIA's 37th Annual Washington Caucus

2010 Washington Caucus and Freedom to Innovate Reception May 12 – 13, 2010 Read CCIA’s Caucus Report Read the full event transcript Speakers included: Obama Administration: Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy USTR, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and Greg Schaffer, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) Members of…

Summary: CCIA’s 37th Annual Washington Caucus

2010 Washington Caucus and Freedom to Innovate Reception May 12 – 13, 2010 Read CCIA’s Caucus Report Read the full event transcript Speakers included: Obama Administration: Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy USTR, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and Greg Schaffer, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) Members of…

Upcoming Event: Fair Use in the U.S. Economy

“Fair Use in the U.S. Economy” For the latest data on the economic value of balanced copyright Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Washington, DC Event Materials Now Available Featuring remarks from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D – Calif.) House Judiciary Committee Speakers Include: Ed Black President & CEO, CCIA Thomas Rogers Principal, Capital Trade, Inc. Andrew Szamosszegi Principal,…