Statement On The Announcement Of Ajit Pai To Serve As FCC Chairman

Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

2017 Inauguration Stats from Airbnb and HomeAway

Americans flooded our nation’s capital this weekend for events surrounding President Donald Trump’s inauguration. One thing was clear: internet-enabled home sharing platforms are an increasingly important option for travelers looking to find accommodations in DC and around the country.

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Secretary of State John Kerry

E.B. Boyd from Fast Company sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry to talk about Russian election hacking, cyber security, importance of diplomat fluency in tech, and how the US supports tech around the world. 0:28 – Russia DNC Hacking and Election Integrity 7:15 – US response to cyber hacking 12:00 – Role of Read more »

“Upstate Matters”: New Yorkers for Ridesharing Hails Governor’s Leadership in Budget

With the announcement of Governor Cuomo’s inclusion of ridesharing in New York State’s annual budget, Dustin Brighton, Vice President of State Government Affairs at the Internet Association and founding organization of New Yorkers for Ridesharing offered the following comment.

Recognizing The Fifth Anniversary Of The SOPA Blackout

The internet has come a long way in the last five years. We’ve seen incredible innovation, unprecedented growth, and some pretty great content. The internet sector contributed 6 percent of GDP and 3 million jobs in 2014, by the most recent estimates. But all of this was not a sure thing.

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Kai Ryssdal talks with Secretary of the Department of Commerce Penny Pritzker about Global trade, the digital economy, and the challenges the Government faces in the digital world. 0:33 – Global trade 3:44 – Trade agreements / TPP 7:49 – The digital economy and the Commerce Department 9:36 – The Department of Commerce Digital Economy Read more »

Internet Association Releases Economic Report Estimating Size Of US and Global Internet Economy

Internet Association today released its first economic policy white paper authored by Chief Economist Dr. Christopher Hooton. The paper, entitled “Measuring The Internet Economy,” provides a meta-analysis of the size of the US and global internet economies and provides new estimates for the mobile and app economy

Statement On The Reintroduction Of The Email Privacy Act

Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the reintroduction of the Email Privacy Act by Reps. Kevin Yoder (KS-03) and Jared Polis (CO-02).

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Jeff Wilke of Amazon

Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke sits down with Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman to talk about running Amazon’s consumer business. 0:34 – Parental Leave 1:20 – The Virtuous Cycle 3:50 – Transition from desktop to mobile for purchases 7:40 – Disrupting the middleman 8:54 – Embracing failure 11:24 – An example of Read more »

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Lowell McAdam of Verizon

Verizon Chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam talks with Julia Boorstin at the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Conference.

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Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

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