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CCIA Recommendations on Canada’s Online News Act Ahead of Committee Hearing

Washington — The Heritage Committee in the House of Commons of Canada will meet at a  hearing on Friday afternoon to discuss Bill C-18, dubbed “the Online News Act.” The bill would require large “digital news intermediaries” including search engines and social media platforms to pay Canadian news companies to index their content or to…

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CCIA Urges FCC to Open Up More Lanes for 5G

Washington — The FCC has released a Public Notice, inviting comments on a petition asking to facilitate the deployment of 5G networks and give cell phone users better, faster Internet access. It’s no secret that people are constantly on their phones streaming videos, sending selfies, and checking social media. They need more bandwidth and the…

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FCC Moves Ahead On Business Data Services Proposal

Washington — The FCC approved a proposal to consider new rules for the business broadband marketplace. These business data services, formerly known as “special access,” affect how businesses access the Internet for transactions like credit card processing or ATM withdrawals. The market has been the subject of FCC investigation for a decade. Now the FCC…

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CCIA Urges House Passage of Email Privacy Act

Washington – Tomorrow Congress is scheduled to take up the Email Privacy Act on the House floor. The Email Privacy Act, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Kevin Yoder (R-KS), is a bipartisan bill that aims to modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to prevent Americans’ email from unwarranted government intrusion, in accordance…

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