IBM Hit with Another Antitrust Complaint in Europe

Earlier today in Brussels, a European open source company hit IBM with another antitrust complaint. The company, TurboHercules, manufactures a product aimed at providing mainframe users with a low cost alternative for some of their most crucial applications and data. TurboHercules’ allegations closely resemble other complaints filed against IBM in the European Commission and also…

CCIA Welcomes FCC’s National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

CCIA Welcomes FCC's National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

CCIA Weighs in on Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

The proposed Ticketmaster Live Nation merger should not be approved without conditions to protect competition in the primary and secondary markets for live event ticketing, Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black said in a letter to Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney yesterday. Contrasting the highly competitive markets of e-commerce with the highly consolidated…

CCIA Applauds IRS Return Preparer Review

The oversight initiatives contained in the IRS Return Preparer Review are helpful for taxpayers — and those who care about accurate tax returns. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has a history of working with the IRS to protect consumer/taxpayer interests, and today expressed support for the recommendations, which are intended to increase oversight of…

CCIA Announces Panel on Competition and Innovation; Kicks off Series of Papers Examining High-tech Competition Policy

The Computer & Communications Industry Association will kick off a series of dialogues on competition, innovation and consumer choice with a panel discussion over lunch at the Newseum on Tuesday, October 27. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black will moderate this broad discussion, “Competition Policy as Innovation Policy,” which will take an in depth look…