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Global Coalition of Industry Groups Offer Digital Recommendations to G7 Leaders

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 16 other tech and business groups today to offer joint recommendations  for G7 leaders. The recommendations precede the  G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28-29. Representatives from tech organizations in each of the G7 countries and Europe plan to meet April 15 to further discuss…

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CCIA Appreciates Congressional Focus On Antitrust Oversight

The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee will hold a general oversight hearing this afternoon on the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies charged with protecting consumers — the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. It will be Chairman Kohl’s chance to ask questions about mergers he has expressed concern about such…

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CCIA Notes Concerns About ACTA, Korea-EU FTA

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association has sent letters about the intellectual property provisions in upcoming free trade agreements and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to the president of the European Parliament, committee chairs and members of the European Commission today. The letter notes that the information and communications industries support free trade agreements, but they are deeply…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Commerce Chairmen Encourage FCC To Protect Open Internet Access

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller have asked FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to expand and protect universal broadband open Internet access. The chairmen made the request in a letter responding to a recent federal court decision (Comcast) that invalidated the Bush administration’s approach to governing end…

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