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CCIA Statement Ahead Of Reported Senate Antitrust Legislation

Washington — According to various news reports, members of the Senate are poised to introduce legislation that would dramatically change antitrust rules for just a few U.S. companies. The House Judiciary Committee had previously passed legislation that would limit mergers and acquisitions for several companies and also require them to share data with competitors and…

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CCIA Outlines Priorities For National Broadband Plan

The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed its recommendations to the FCC today for developing a national broadband plan. The Administration’s attention to a holistic plan shows it understands that infrastructure for universal high speed Internet access is as crucial as access to electricity and telephone service were last century. “Affordable access to high-speed Internet…

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CCIA Applauds McDowell Re-Nomination as FCC Commissioner

The following statement is in response to President Obama’s announcement of his intent to nominate Robert M. McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission. It is attributed to Ed Black, the President and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “Commissioner McDowell has a very impressive combination of private sector experience and public service accomplishments in…

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Supreme Court To Take Up Bilski Patent Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider what types of business methods should be patentable as it indicated it would take up the Bilski patent case today. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased with the additional opportunity this provides for legal clarity. The following quotes can be attributed to Ed Black, CCIA President…

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Obama Plans Balanced Cyber Security Measures, Remains Committed To Neutral, Open Internet

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to President Obama’s statement today on the nation’s cyber security infrastructure. The following statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of CCIA: “President Obama announced he plans to appoint both a cyber security czar and someone who understands privacy…

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Changed Antitrust Rules Could Curb Tech Mergers

A shift in U.S. Department of Justice antitrust policy announced last week could blunt the expansion or merger plans of IT vendors, according to legal experts. In speeches last week before the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Christine Varney, assistant attorney general in charge of the DOJ’s antitrust division, said…

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