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Network Usage Fees Would Harm Brazilian Cloud Market and Undermine Country’s Digital Transformation, New Study Finds

Barcelona, SPAIN – A report launched today warns Brazilian policymakers that mandating direct payments to telecom operators from other online players, such as cloud providers and content delivery networks (CDNs), would be detrimental to the country’s digital ambitions. Similar demands for network fees by telecom CEOs were rejected by the European Union only recently, but now Big Telco lobbyists are trying to get a foothold in other regions. Brazilian authorities are currently conducting a public consultation on the issue, which risks leading to a spillover of the same misguided demands ...

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WTO Ministerial to Chart Future of Digital Trade Tariffs, Growth

Washington – At the WTO’s 13th Ministerial meeting (MC13) in Abu Dhabi this week, countries will be deciding whether to maintain a ban on duties imposed on electronic transmissions.  Last ...
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Supreme Court Heard Arguments Today Explaining Why Florida, Texas Social Media Laws Violate the First Amendment

Washington – The Supreme Court dove into court arguments today with questions about Florida and Texas’s must-carry online content laws. The Computer & Communications Industry Association and o...
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CCIA Submits Comments Seeking Changes to Korea’s Cloud Certification Rules

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments today with South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology, asking the agency to ...
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CCIA Offers Comments in Opposition to Florida’s Online Age Verification Bill

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association has sent a letter in opposition to Florida HB 1, which mandates age verification for online users, ahead of the Florida Senate’s...
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Telecom Networks: European Commission Provides Last Lifeline for Rejected Big Telco Demands

Brussels, BELGIUM – Today, the European Commission presented a white paper on the future of the EU’s digital infrastructure. Although part of a non-legislative package, the paper does put forward ...
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CCIA to Testify at USTR Special 301 Hearing Wednesday

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association is participating in a hearing conducted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday to solicit input on the agenc...
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CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Online Privacy Case

Washington - The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an amicus brief asking the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to affirm the U.S. District Court’s grant of summary judgm...
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CCIA Supports U.S. Agreement with Five Countries to End Digital Services Taxes

Washington – The United States has announced an extension of the deal struck with Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom to terminate their digital services taxes (DSTs). In the deal,...
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CCIA Offers Statement, Data on Recent USTR Remarks on Digital Trade, Taxing U.S. Companies

Washington – U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai gave remarks this week, casting doubt on whether, as a matter of trade policy, the U.S. government should support U.S. companies in fa...