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date icon September 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The Plan Act

Washington, DC – Michael Bloom, IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 4232 The Protecting Local Authority and Neighborhoods (PLAN) Act: “The PLAN Act is a solution in search of a problem. CDA 230 makes the best of the internet possible. The law enables a wide… Read more

date icon September 9, 2019 category icon Press Releases

11 Tech Associations Urge Congress To Pass USMCA

“The time is now for Congress to pass USMCA, a trade agreement that reflects our 21st century economy.” Jordan Haas, Director, Trade Policy Washington, DC – Internet Association and 10 other trade associations representing a broad group of tech industries today sent a letter to Congress urging the speedy passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)…. Read more

date icon August 29, 2019 category icon Press Releases

New IA Research Shows Consumers Are Spending More Than Ever Online And Prefer Online Services To Offline Counterparts

“Consumers are spending more than ever online, and they want to use online services across categories from shopping to transportation. “ Christopher Hooton, IA Chief Economist Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the Q1 2019 IA Industry Indicators Report (3I Report), which provides quarterly indicators for the internet sector. This quarter’s report features a… Read more

date icon August 26, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of A Preliminary Trade Deal Between The U.S. And Japan

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the announcement of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and Japan that includes digital trade: “The internet industry welcomes the news that digital is included in the preliminary trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan. Small businesses in every… Read more

date icon August 9, 2019 category icon Press Releases

IA Releases August Online Jobs Report Showing Number Of Online Jobs Postings More Than Tripled, Compared To Last Year

“Online job postings have more than tripled and half of all Americans are now using the internet to search for jobs. “ Michael Beckerman, IA President & CEO Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the August IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data… Read more

date icon August 6, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Chairman Pallone And Ranking Member Walden’s Letter To USTR On August 6

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the letter to Office Of The United States Trade Representative (USTR) sent by Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) on August 6: “USMCA’s digital chapter – including its intermediary liability provisions – represent a victory for… Read more

date icon August 6, 2019 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association And Congressman G. K. Butterfield Visit Murfreesboro, NC To Discuss The Local Impact Of The Internet On Community Groups and Small Businesses

Murfreesboro, NC – Internet Association (IA) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) will meet with small businesses and community organizations today in Murfreesboro, North Carolina as part of an “Internet Community Crawl” to highlight the important role of the internet in allowing small businesses to flourish in rural communities and nationwide.  “The Murfreesboro community and… Read more

date icon August 2, 2019 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association And Rep. Drew Ferguson Join Small Businesses And Community Organizations In LaGrange To Explore Local Impact Of The Internet

“LaGrange demonstrates just how important the internet is for businesses and community organizations on main street.” Michael Beckerman., IA President & CEO LaGrange, GA – Today, Internet Association (IA) and Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA), will meet with small businesses and community organizations in LaGrange, Georgia as part of an “Internet Community Crawl” to highlight the… Read more

date icon July 31, 2019 category icon Press Releases

IA Releases New Economic Data Showing Billions Of Dollars In Value Created By The Internet Not Included In GDP

IA today released a new economic study entitled “Understanding The Value Of The Internet.” The report offers new and alternative measurements for the economic contribution of the internet to Americans’ lives that might be missed by traditional measures like GDP.

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date icon July 12, 2019 category icon Press Releases

IA Releases July Online Jobs Report Showing Half Of Adults Searched Online For Traditional Jobs And 15% Found Them

Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the July IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data from national and internet-based resources. The report tracks trends in the traditional and freelance job markets and presents unique information on hiring, openings, and online income by combining… Read more

date icon July 12, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The STRONGER Patents Act Of 2019

Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019: “High-quality patents are a crucial driver of America’s economy and the (inter partes review) IPR process helps ensure we have a high-quality patent system. This bill would hamstring the… Read more

date icon July 11, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The White House Social Media Summit

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the White House Social Media Summit: “Online platforms are the best tool for promoting voices from all political perspectives in history. Internet companies are not biased against any political ideology, and conservative voices in particular have used social media to great… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the joint Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee hearing entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers”: “Section 230 enables the best of the internet. It allows internet… Read more

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