September 25, 2017 | News, Statements

Internet Association Commends White House Efforts To Prioritize Computer Science Education Programs For Grades K-12

Washington, DC – Michael Beckerman, President & CEO of Internet Association, issued the following statement on the signing of a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Education to make computer science a priority within STEM grant programs:

“Internet Association applauds the Trump administration’s commitment to expanding computer science education for all of America’s students by updating the Department of Education’s grant priorities. Computer science education prepares students for the jobs of the future, but less than half of America’s schools offer it. In today’s digitized economy, that is simply unacceptable.

“Today’s action, in concert with other efforts, will expand computer science education pipeline for underserved groups, helping to fix these inequities and boost our economy. Our industry is excited by this Administration’s heightened support for computer science and applauds its efforts to increase the number of students who have backgrounds in this important topic. The public and private sector must continue to work together to ensure America’s students have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to succeed in the digital economy.”

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IA Statement On San Francisco City Attorney’s Lawsuit To Prevent Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing At SFO

Washington, DC — Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on the San Francisco City Attorney’s lawsuit to prevent peer-to-peer car sharing at SFO: “It is unfortunate that San Francisco’s City Attorney chose to block innovation and competition in the car sharing market at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read more »

Internet Association Announces 2017 Internet Champions In California

Sacramento, CA – Internet Association today announced California Senator Steven Bradford (D-35), Senator Henry Stern (D-27), and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-37) as 2017 California Internet Champions for their leadership and advocacy on internet-related issues in the State Legislature. “Senator Bradford, Senator Stern, and Assemblymember Limón are champions of the internet economy. Their leadership on internet Read more »

IA Calls For Senate To Act To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Internet Association today called for the Senate to preserve a free and open internet with strong, enforceable net neutrality protections.

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Washington, DC — Internet Association Vice President, State Government Affairs Robert Callahan issued the following statement on the San Francisco City Attorney’s lawsuit to prevent peer-to-peer car sharing at SFO: “It is unfortunate that San Francisco’s City Attorney chose to block innovation and competition in the car sharing market at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read more »

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