Washington, D.C. — Michael Beckerman, the President and CEO of The Internet Association issued the following statement regarding the ITU’s move to regulate the Internet:
Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association (The IA), the D.C. based trade organization representing the interests of the leading Internet companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gina Grandinetti Woodworth as Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs.
Excerpt: The IA and CCIA appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on whether the Office should adopt a federal resale royalty right. The Associations agree that artists should participate in the market on an equal footing and enjoy fair compensation for the value of their works. At the same time, the Office’s conclusion that a federal resale royalty… Read more
How to put the nation’s economy on the path for growth and job creation was the central debate in this year’s election. Now that the campaign is over, the public lens remains focused on our economy; but the nation as a whole is also beginning to see a different demographic picture emerge—one that many are calling the New America. According to exit polls, the non-white share of the electorate reached 28 percent, an all-time high. And this changing face of America has prompted the president and congressional leaders to make immigration reform a top priority alongside the economy.
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, The Internet Association released a statement from The IA President and CEO Michael Beckerman regarding the unprecedented online voter engagement driven by Internet freedom during this 2012 election:
Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, today announced its partnership with Reddit on “Internet 2012” a ten city bus tour highlighting the profound impacts of the Internet on jobs, economic growth, freedom, creativity, and prosperity. The bus tour kicks off Wednesday, October 3rd in Denver, CO the site of the first Presidential debate.
Highly skilled and talented people are a powerful source of new innovation and job creation, and Internet companies across America know first- hand that immigrants create jobs, build companies, invent new products and services and push the U.S. economy forward in a critically important way.
Campaign strategists and pundits are always trying to predict the newest or most important political demographic groups. For a long time, it was seniors. That was followed by the dawn of the “soccer mom” and lately there has been a lot of talk about “NASCAR dads.” But the strongest untapped political factor these days is rarely mentioned, despite representing a force central to the lives of nearly every American — the Internet.
The unified voice of the Internet economy in Washington formally launches.
WASHINGTON – The Internet Association, the nation’s first trade association representing the interests of the Internet economy, America’s leading Internet companies and their vast community of users, today unveiled its full membership roster and policy platform. The Internet Association, led by President and CEO Michael Beckerman, comprises 14 diverse Internet companies that form the backbone of the Internet economy.
Washington, DC – Internet Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act: “The internet industry appreciates the House passing the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, ensuring that the millions of Americans participating in the online economy are supported during the unprecedented economic downturn brought… Read more