High Tech Policy

February 26, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet

“When the FCC Chairman’s office originally unveiled open Internet rules last year, Cisco cheered the proposal, because we support an open Internet and believe that balanced rules that protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior are necessary and appropriate. Unfortunately, the rules adopted by the FCC today bear little resemblance to the original proposal. They impose […]

February 8, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Mark Chandler on the IEEE Decision on Patent Clarifications

“Today’s decision by the IEEE Board of Directors is a significant victory for consumers and for those who want a reasonable and stable patent system that supports innovation. In making this decision, the IEEE supported those companies who are willing to both grant and receive licenses for patents required for use in IEEE standards on reasonable terms.  […]

January 29, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Mary Brown on new FCC Rules on 911

The FCC today unanimously adopted new rules that will require improved location data to be delivered to 911 call centers from wireless phones. This decision is an important step forward in generating a dispatchable address from wireless phones located indoors, helping ensure that first responders can reach victims as quickly as possible. When fully implemented, […]

January 23, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Coordinated Malware Eradication Coalition Clarification

In 2014, Cisco joined the Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) coalition, where multiple companies cooperate to stop the growing malware threat that all customers are experiencing.  In one case, Cisco researched and published malware and activity that was using a remote access tool (RAT) called ZxShell (also known as Sensocode). Our public blog posts may be […]

January 20, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Why We are United for Patent Reform

Last week marked the first steps forward for a broad-based coalition of businesses who are working together to fight wanton abuse of the patent litigation system by patent assertion entities (PAEs). The coalition – United for Patent Reform – is comprised of grocery, hotel, retail, restaurant and technology associations and companies including Cisco. Our mission: to […]

January 20, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Who’s Got (Networking) Talent? Launching the 2014 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Report

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men – the balance wheel of the social machinery.” – Horace Mann, 1848 Mann, is he right. Education paves the way to opportunity and higher living standards. And today we recognize a technology with a similar power – […]

January 6, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Setting the record straight: Enterprises should not block personal Wi-Fi as a general rule

The FCC, acting on a petition from the hotel industry, has begun an interesting debate: when or whether hotels (or in principle, other enterprises) could ever block Wi-Fi on consumers’ personal devices, like smartphones. For the record, Cisco’s view is that — absent a security threat, attack, or other compelling interest — enterprises should not […]

December 16, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Cisco Volunteers Help the Hungry at Durham Food Bank

As a company with deep roots in the North Carolina community, Cisco will today present a $463,000 check to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  This contribution is part of the Cisco’s 12th Annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign and reflects donations from more than 600 employees to the Food Bank, as well […]

December 11, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on FCC’s Order to Increase Funding for E-Rate

Today’s decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to increase funding for E-Rate represents a giant leap forward in fulfilling the goal of connecting every classroom in America to high-speed wireless Internet in the next five years. This is a truly landmark decision, the effects of which will be felt for a generation.  Not only […]