date icon February 27, 2017 category icon News, Statements

Statement On Confirmation Of Wilbur Ross As Secretary Of Commerce

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the confirmation of Wilbur Ross as the Secretary of Commerce: “The internet industry applauds the confirmation of Secretary Ross to lead the Department of Commerce, and supports his enthusiasm towards creating a policy environment that fosters American job growth. The…

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date icon February 27, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

New Poll Shows Three Quarters of New Yorkers Support Bringing Ridesharing Services to the Entire State

OLSEN: “Albany must listen to the voices echoing from throughout the state that demand ridesharing and pass legislation that allows transportation network companies to operate in New York.”   ALBANY, NY – The Siena poll released today shows that 76 percent of New Yorkers support allowing ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in…

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date icon February 23, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

Pallone and Internet Association Highlight the Value of the Internet to Small Businesses in Asbury Park

BECKERMAN: “The internet connects Asbury Park’s small businesses to customers well beyond the city limits, allowing them to expand, hire more workers, and contribute to the local economy.”   Asbury Park, NJ – Today, the Internet Association, along with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), today visited Asbury Park, NJ to meet with small businesses there…

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date icon February 21, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

Internet Association Names Its “2016 Internet Champions” In California

Assemblywoman Burke And Assemblyman Mullin Honored For Pro-Internet Advocacy and Leadership   Sacramento, CA – Internet Association today recognized California Assembly Members Autumn Burke (D – Inglewood) and Kevin Mullin (D – San Mateo) as 2016 Internet Champions for their advocacy and leadership on internet-related issues in the State Legislature. Assemblyman Mullin and Assemblywoman Burke…

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date icon February 16, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

Internet Association Builds Federal Government Affairs Team

WOODWORTH: “Michael’s extensive legislative experience will be an important asset to our bipartisan team as we advocate for policies that help the internet economy grow and thrive.”   Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association announced Michael Bloom has joined the organization as Director of Federal Government Affairs. Bloom comes to Internet Association from House Minority Leader Nancy…

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date icon February 14, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

Internet Association Brings Political Fundraising Into The Digital Age With New Crowdsourcing Platform

Today, the Internet Association announced a new, innovative online platform that enables voters to better engage candidates for federal office on important internet policy issues. The new Internet Association political action platform will allow all Americans to participate, increasing transparency and engagement in the political process. This first-of-its-kind fundraising platform will give internet users unprecedented access to candidates for federal office, and allow them to find out where the candidates stand on important internet issues.

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date icon February 6, 2017 category icon News, Statements

Statement On House Passage Of The Email Privacy Act

Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the passage of the Email Privacy Act in the U.S. House Of Representatives.

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date icon February 6, 2017 category icon News, Press Releases

Internet Association Opens Albany Office, Hires New York Executive Director

The Internet Association today announced that John Olsen has joined the organization as its New York Executive Director. He will lead the Internet Association’s new office in Albany, NY. This expansion to Albany represents a significant addition to the Internet Association’s 50-state government affairs program.

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date icon February 3, 2017 category icon News, Statements

Statement On Zero-Rating Enforcement

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on zero-rating enforcement: “Protecting consumers and competition is what net neutrality is all about. While zero-rating can meet the consumer protection standards of meaningful net neutrality rules, when done improperly or left unchecked it can also be harmful to consumers and…

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Holladay, UT – Internet Association (IA) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT-3) today will tour small businesses and community organizations in Holladay, UT as part of an “Internet Community Crawl” to discuss how local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups use the internet to expand and succeed. “The local business community and residents of Holladay – like…

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