AT&T to Verizon : “We’ll Keep the World Safe for Big Telecom Mergers, You Go Kill That Pesky FCC Open Internet Rule”

Ahh, the co-ordinated effects possible between two giant duopolists. Now that the trial schedule has been set for the new 21st century U.S. v. AT&T antitrust case, AT&T litigators will be vigorously defending in court the iconic behmoth’s right to acquire and thereby eliminate one of its three national mobile telecom competitors, T-Mobile.  If successful, the acquisition…

ECPA Petition Urges Reform

CCIA has been deeply involved for a long time in efforts to convince Congress to give the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) the attention it deserves. ECPA, written in 1986, dictates under what circumstances the government may demand a person’s information when it is stored online. The law predates much of what we know as…

CCIA’s new Huffington Post column

CCIA President & CEO Ed Black will be blogging regularly on technology policy and telecom policy issues for the Huffington Post. He filed his most recent post on the WTO panel discussion he led last week in Geneva on how we need to enforce existing trade agreements and better protections for Internet freedom into new…

CCIA's new Huffington Post column

CCIA President & CEO Ed Black will be blogging regularly on technology policy and telecom policy issues for the Huffington Post. He filed his most recent post on the WTO panel discussion he led last week in Geneva on how we need to enforce existing trade agreements and better protections for Internet freedom into new…

IRS Tax Prep Not A Budget Solution

CCIA has long opposed efforts in Congress to implement “Return-Free Filing”, a proposal under which the IRS would fill out tax returns and send them to the taxpayer for approval — rather than have taxpayers fill them out themselves.  We object to Return-Free due to factors such as government competition with the private sector, the…