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date icon January 23, 2020 category icon

Connected: New Orleans, LA

The internet helps New Orleans businesses and organizations create jobs, connect with consumers, and compete worldwide. IA’s Internet Community Crawls showcase the ways the internet drives economic growth and jobs in communities around the country. Watch what local businesses and their elected representatives had to say about the importance of the internet to their local… Read more

date icon January 13, 2020 category icon

Michael Beckerman At CES 2020 In Las Vegas

At the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2020 CES conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Internet Association (IA) President and CEO Michael Beckerman participated in a panel titled “The Global Race for Leadership in AI” to discuss how AI is shaping both technology and global politics.   Beckerman joined moderator CTA’s Vice President of Technology Policy Doug Johnson… Read more

date icon November 12, 2019 category icon

Michael Beckerman At Bloomberg’s Flagship Technology Conference In New York City

At Bloomberg’s “Sooner Than You Think” conference in New York City, Internet Association (IA) President and CEO Michael Beckerman participated in a panel titled “The Role of Government in Data Privacy.” Beckerman joined moderator Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer and former FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn of MLC Strategies, LLC to talk about the future of data… Read more

date icon November 7, 2019 category icon

Connected: Murfreesboro, NC

In Murfreesboro, North Carolina, access to high-speed internet has revolutionized local business operations and communications for its nearly 3,000 residents. The internet enhances the way the local community lives and does business. It enables small businesses and local organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, public library, realtors, and restaurants to streamline business operations and boost… Read more

date icon November 1, 2019 category icon

The Importance Of The Internet In Connecting A Small Town with Larger Communities

Internet access is increasingly essential for the growth and success of rural communities across the country. We recently visited Murfreesboro, N.C. — a town with less than 3,000 residents — for an Internet Community Crawl to hear directly from local business owners and community leaders about the impact of internet-enabled services in the rural community…. Read more

date icon October 1, 2019 category icon

Connected: LaGrange, GA

The business scene in Georgia’s Third District continues to thrive thanks to increased access to the internet. For this rural town, expanded internet access allows a local art museum, a bike shop, a catering company, and a brewery to build relationships with customers and drive growth with the local community. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and… Read more

date icon September 6, 2019 category icon

Elizabeth Banker @ FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech 2019

Elizabeth Banker, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Internet Association, talking at Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2019

FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference gathers the world’s top technology and media leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries to explore the trends that are changing the future of tech and business. At the FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech conference, Internet Association’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker participated in a town hall titled “Should Tech… Read more

date icon August 15, 2019 category icon

Connected: Holladay, Utah

The town of Holladay, Utah has “evolved and grown from a place where pioneers would come for respite to a place that’s leading in technology.”- Congressman John Curtis (UT). In Holladay, local businesses and community organizations – including a coffee shop, food truck park, bakery, and an indoor swim club- leverage the internet in various… Read more

date icon August 5, 2019 category icon

Michael Beckerman @ Milken 2019 Global Conference

Each year the Milken Institute brings together the leading minds in business, technology, government, media, philanthropy, health care, and entertainment to deliver novel, collaborative responses to some of the most important questions of our time. At this years’ 22nd Global Conference, President and CEO of Internet Association Michael Beckerman sat down to discuss the intersection… Read more

date icon July 30, 2019 category icon

State Of The Net Conference

“The State of the Net Conference is America’s premier Internet policy conference series. Each year it brings together Internet stakeholders in government and in the private sector to explore the potential of a decentralized global internet to promote communications, commerce, and democracy.” At this year’s State of the Net, Internet Association Vice President and Associate… Read more

date icon June 26, 2019 category icon

Connected: Kankakee

What unites an event space, an art gallery, a pizza parlor, and a coffee shop? They all leverage the internet to engage with Kankakee locals and grow their presence beyond city limits. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and representatives from Internet Association member companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Yelp, Lyft, Thumbtack, Upwork, DoorDash, and Airbnb traveled… Read more

date icon May 8, 2019 category icon

Connected: Scottsdale, AZ

The business scene in Old Town Scottsdale has entered an age of incredible growth and expansion thanks to access to new and innovative online tools and resources. For all types of local businesses – including a real estate firm, an art gallery, a taco shop, an artisan jewelry store, and a Thai bistro – the… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) report on counterfeit and pirated goods: “The internet industry works to ensure consumers are protected from counterfeit goods and partners with brands to protect their intellectual property. IA members have clear anti-counterfeiting policies,… Read more

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