High Tech Policy

July 12, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield

In a nutshell, it’s a good thing! In a world that is digitising, safe global transfer of data is essential to a progressive economy. The Privacy Shield is a framework designed to provide EU-like data protection for personal data processed in the United States. Like ‘Safe Harbor’, ‘Privacy Shield’ is a voluntary self-certification framework. Today […]

June 20, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

How FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Sees the 5G Future

From Europe to Asia, leading nations are looking to take a leadership position in the next generation of mobile technologies – collectively referred to as “5G”. Funding research, signing Memoranda of Understanding, and using sports venues to create a platform for national champions, these countries understand that 5G will be an important technology. Each of […]

June 14, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Cisco’s VP of Government Affairs Jeff Campbell on DC Circuit’s Net Neutrality Ruling

“Cisco is disappointed in the DC Circuit’s decision to uphold the FCC’s open Internet rules. We believe in an open Internet and that balanced rules to protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior are necessary and appropriate.  But uncertain regulation under Title II, as provided for by the FCC and upheld by this court, diminishes the […]

May 10, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

Commercial Drones: Developing the Ecosystem

To take the commercial drone industry from infancy to adulthood, there is a lot to be done. The lion’s share of that work will involve companies working together to discuss technology, architecture, security, standards, and interoperability. This is where Cisco sees great opportunity, and where we can add great value. While there is widespread interest […]

April 29, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that politicians from both sides of the aisle have championed. At Cisco, we take our part in promoting STEM […]

February 3, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update, for example, shows that the deployment and adoption of 4G is accelerating even faster than we predicted just a year ago. In the United States, […]

January 28, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World

As we enter 2016, I can’t help but reflect on the staggering success and take up of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to any device able to connect to the Internet. Mobile penetration is booming, broadband access continues to soar, more and more devices are being developed with sensors and wireless capability built […]

November 17, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Connecting Schools and Students Via Smart Policy

Around the world, over 57 million children of primary school age do not have access to quality education and over 250 million children cannot read or write by the time they reach grade four. In addition, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the United Nations estimates that over 4 billion people have yet to connect […]

October 29, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement from Jeff Campbell Congratulating Paul D. Ryan On Becoming Speaker of the House

On behalf of Cisco, let me congratulate Paul D. Ryan on becoming Speaker of the House. Over his tenure on Capitol Hill, Congressman Ryan has a proven track record of...