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CCIA hosts event on EU Foreign Subsidies Proposal

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) today hosted a webinar looking at the potential impact on the European economy of the proposed EU Regulation on foreign subsidies today. Speakers were: Christophe Hansen, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur of the proposal Alexandre Bertuzzi, Case Handler Officer, DG Competition, European…

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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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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…

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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…

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