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President Outlines Innovation Agenda in SOTU

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to put America’s future first by making the investments in innovation, education, and infrastructure that will allow Ame...
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Preserving Competition and Consumer Choice among Mobile Broadband Providers

No wireless carrier has a 100% network footprint across the entire United States.  So in order for all competitors to offer seamless mobile service, all carriers must interconnect and provide “out ...
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EPC Debates Non-EU Skilled Worker Transfers

In July 2010 the European Commission proposed a new Directive for the “Intra-Corporate Temporary Transfer of Non-EU Skilled Workers”. The proposal’s aim is to facilitate for multinational comp...
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How open is open?

In December, the long awaited version 2.0 of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) was released by the European Commission. Version 1.0 had defined “open standard” as royalty-free, a defin...
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Skilled Immigration Reform in the New Congress

With Republican control of the House and a larger Republican minority in the Senate, the conventional wisdom seems to be that any legislative action on immigration reform will be difficult. Certainly ...
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Concerns Over Comcast Merger

Late last month FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski began circulating an order approving the proposed merger of Comcast with NBC Universal. Throughout the regulatory approval process lawmakers, industry g...
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Patent Reform On New Subcomittee’s Agenda

As Congress returns this week, intellectual property reform will likely be high on the agenda of the Judiciary committee’s new Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet.�...
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Patent Reform On New Subcomittee's Agenda

As Congress returns this week, intellectual property reform will likely be high on the agenda of the Judiciary committee’s new Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet.�...

FCC Approves Open Internet Rules

The FCC approved rules today designed to defend consumers’ access to an open Internet. The rules offer some protections to ensure the Internet remains open after a recent court decision invalidated ...

CCIA Asks For Improvements Before Net Neutrality Vote

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is asking the FCC to close some loopholes and strengthen its latest net neutrality plan ahead of a scheduled vote Tuesday. In addition to meet...

Tech Companies Report Internet Freedom Crackdowns Overseas

The Computer & Communications Industry Association responded today to the Commerce Department’s request for comments on obstructions to the global free flow of information on the Internet. The...

FCC Chair Offers Latest Plan To Protect Broadband Internet Access

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski put Open Internet access on the December agenda and offered his latest proposal to fellow Commissioners Wednesday. The plan, after much negotiations with major carriers...