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CCIA Statement on Conclusions of 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, Joint Industry Statement on E-Commerce Moratorium

Washington – The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) took place on June 12-16. Trade ministers met to review the functioning of the multilateral trading system and to take action on the future work of the WTO.  At the conclusion of these meetings, WTO Members renewed the longstanding moratorium on applying customs duties on electronic transmissions, often…

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FTC Announces Outcome Of Google Antitrust Investigation

Today, the FTC announced the closure of its 19-month antitrust investigation of Google. The following statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “The FTC’s decision not to proceed with a search case against Google was the right call.  Over the course of its far-reaching 19-month investigation,…

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CCIA Welcomes Senate Approval Of FCC Commissioner Clyburn

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased the Senate has reconfirmed the nomination of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for a full five-year term. She had been serving the remainder of former Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein’s term. The following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “Since Clyburn took…

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CCIA Applauds FCC Vote on Special Access

The FCC has approved the mandatory data request for the carrier wholesale and broadband for business markets.  This is a step towards addressing the market failure known as special access, which involves the rates American businesses pay the largest telecommunications carriers for broadband connections to the Internet.  For many years, the FCC has been discussing reforms to…

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WCIT [UN] Vote Threatens Internet

Last night at 1:30am in the morning the fears of many citizens, businesses, NGOs and public agencies were realized as the chairman of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) called for an unexpected vote to have a UN agency, where only governments have a real voice, take on a more active role in governing…

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Senate Approves Russia Trade Measure With Internet Censorship Provisions

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes Senate passage today of legislation extending permanent normal trade relations to the Russian Federation by a vote of 92-4.  The bill combines the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, addressing the issues of human rights violations and corruption in Russia, with legislation removing application of the Jackson-Vanik…

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