CCIA Statement on Outcomes of Third U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting

WASHINGTON—EU and U.S. diplomats met in College Park, Maryland on December 5 for the third meeting of the EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council. Leadership discussed strategies for strengthening the transatlantic partnership and to address global trade challenges, with a particular focus on shoring up supply chains, protecting human rights online including collaboration to combat Internet…

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FCC Wireless Bureau Approves T-Mobile, Metro PCS Deal

The FCC’s Wireless Bureau has approved T-Mobile’s merger with Metro PCS, saying the deal would benefit the public interest with better choices for mobile broadband. The following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “For the millions of Americans who rely on mobile devices to access the Internet,…

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EVENT: CCIA's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on March 19th as we commemorate our proud history fighting for open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer,telecommunications and Internet industries. Among the night’s highlights will be: a video retrospective about how CCIA came to be and how it grew to become a leading policy voice for…

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EVENT: CCIA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on March 19th as we commemorate our proud history fighting for open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer,telecommunications and Internet industries. Among the night’s highlights will be: a video retrospective about how CCIA came to be and how it grew to become a leading policy voice for…

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