December 12, 2017 | News, Statements

IA Statement Commending Passage of The MGT Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 2017:

“The internet industry applauds today’s final passage of the MGT Act. This commonsense, bipartisan measure promises to facilitate a more secure and modern IT infrastructure for federal agencies, including through wider adoption of commercial cloud services. Roughly three-quarters of the federal government’s $80 billion-plus IT budget is spent to maintain often outdated, legacy systems, undermining cybersecurity, citizen services, and taxpayer value. The MGT Act addresses this through new working capital accounts and a $500 million fund to accelerate long-overdue modernization.

“IA thanks Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), as well as Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Udall (D-NM), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) for their longstanding support for IT modernization. IA also thanks President Trump and the White House’s Office of American Innovation for the important role they have played on this issue.”

Internet Association Releases New Report On Measuring The Internet Economy

IA and Columbia’s Richard Paul Richman Center today released a new research paper entitled, “Toward A Better Understanding Of Internet Economics.”

Statement On New Tariffs On Chinese Technology Imports

IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese technology imports.

Statement On Today’s Net Neutrality Rollback

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which rolls back net neutrality protections for consumers.

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IA and Columbia’s Richard Paul Richman Center today released a new research paper entitled, “Toward A Better Understanding Of Internet Economics.”

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