CCIA Offers Written Statement For House Judiciary Patent Oversight Hearing

Washington – The House Judiciary Committee is examining a recent GAO report on patent quality and other issues on the problem of patent trolls at a hearing Tuesday. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been advocating for comprehensive patent reform for more than a decade. CCIA patent counsel Matt Levy submitted a written statement…

CCIA, Tech Companies Ask Congress Not To Interfere With Internet Address Transition

Washington — After years of planning, the Department of Commerce is scheduled to transition control of the Internet addressing system to a private sector-led multi-stakeholder body on October 1. Today the Computer & Communications Industry Association and more than a dozen other tech companies and associations sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them not…

Senate Committee Tries To Delay Choice In Cable Set-Top Boxes, Potentially Costing Consumers at Least $1.6 Billion per Month

Washington — The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a rider in a budget bill that would delay the FCC from opening the TV set-top box market to competitors. The rider would demand that the FCC further the study the issue of ensuring third parties can offer devices that are compatible with customers’ paid TV content.…

Senate Commerce Committee Conducts Oversight of FCC

Washington — All five FCC Commissioners appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday for an oversight hearing.  Amid questions peppered with discussion of accessing Denver Broncos’, Green Bay Packers’, and Minnesota Vikings’ games in different markets in Western states, the hearing covered a broad range of issues related to recent FCC actions.   Net Neutrality…