High Tech Policy

September 30, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Announces $20,000 Grant 
for Girl Scouts’ GIRLS GO TECH Program

On behalf of Cisco, I’m pleased to announce that our company has awarded the Girls Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines a $20,000 community impact grant to help girls from underserved communities attend its award-winning GIRLS GO TECH program.  Every year, the GIRLS GO TECH program helps 350 North Carolina girls participate in science camp […]

August 29, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Dan Lang on Nomination of Daniel Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Danny Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.  I welcome this nomination to this critical role in protecting American intellectual property and our innovation economy.   A thoughtful and balanced approach is needed to both deter copying of American innovation and prevent financial opportunists from gaming the system.   We expect […]

June 2, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Data Protection in the balance – EU Citizen Protection and Innovation

In the wake of the European Parliament elections, stakeholders and commentators have been reflecting on the likely impact on important dossiers they follow.  On data protection, we are pleased to welcome the reelection of the rapporteur, Jean-Philipp Albrecht, as well as key players Axel Voss and Timothy Kirkhope.  At the same time, we are sad […]

May 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on U.S. Federal Communications Commission Decision on Open Internet Proceeding

Today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission marks an important milestone in the effort to develop appropriate rules for an open Internet.  We at Cisco strongly favor a balanced approach that at once protects end users and content providers from unwarranted blocking, as well as drives innovation inside the network by allowing new technology and […]

April 30, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

European Cybersecurity Policy Priorities

As an Internet society we are generating digital information at an exponential rate. It’s coming from more devices that are more connected than ever and getting smarter all the time.  Next year we will hit the zettabyte era – that’s 1000 exabytes of IP traffic each year, the equivalent of 36 million years of HD video.  By 2017, there […]

April 23, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Global IT Report Identifies Key Policies for the Internet of Everything

Note: The full report can be found here as well as chapter 1.2, “The Internet of Everything: How the Network Unleashes the Benefits of Big Data“ The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of […]

April 3, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Roadmap for Additional Discussion on Net Neutrality in Europe

As consideration of the Net Neutrality legislation in Europe moves to the next phase, it is important that policymakers reflect on two real-world issues that were not fully resolved in the debate in the European Parliament.  These include whether networks under the currently proposed framework can handle the projected growth in fixed and mobile network […]

March 31, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Two Groundbreaking Decisions that Make More Spectrum Available for Broadband and Wi-Fi

The FCC made two groundbreaking decisions today to put more radio spectrum to work delivering broadband connectivity to consumers — one which will improve 5 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi and the second that makes more licensed cellular spectrum available for wireless broadband.  Taken together, these two decisions represent a meaningful down-payment on the 500 MHz of […]

March 27, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Cisco VP, Intellectual Property, Dan Lang on Senate Judiciary Committee Consideration of Patent Reform

By beginning consideration of patent reform legislation, the Senate Judiciary Committee today took a significant step toward ending the abusive patent assertion entity business model.  Yet, there is still a great deal of hard work necessary to get a strong, bipartisan agreement across the finish line. Significantly, we appreciate Chairman Pat Leahy’s statement today describing […]