High Tech Policy

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 […]

November 26, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

The Multi-Stakeholder Open Internet: Safe for Another Year

The multi-stakeholder Internet Governance process is safe from being replaced by a government-only top down process. At least for now. The Internet as we know it has added huge social and economic value to the world as well as to our personal lives and is governed by a broad multi-stakeholder process including the private sector, […]

November 12, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rules

Cisco supports an open Internet and believes that the FCC should adopt balanced rules without imposing the draconian regulatory requirements known as Title II. Heavy-handed regulation under Title II could significantly inhibit new investments in broadband networks and limit new innovation and business models. Consumers should have access to all legal Internet content.  But overly […]

November 11, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion

“The agreement between the United States and China to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement represents a major breakthrough in the global trade agenda. This agreement is expected to eliminate duties on over 200 information and communications technology (ICT) product categories, representing approximately $1 trillion in annual global ICT sales. Now that the […]

November 10, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Time to reform ECPA

Recently, I wrote about the LEADS Act proposed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Christopher Coons (D-DE), which offers a thoughtful approach to a knotty problem—whether and how governments should be empowered to demand the production of data across sovereign national borders. Their bill suggests that with rare exceptions, governments should […]

October 17, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Cisco General Counsel Mark Chandler on Nomination of Michelle K. Lee as Director of U.S. Patent and Tradema …

On behalf of Cisco, let me congratulate President Obama on nominating Michelle Lee to be Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Over the past year as Deputy Director, Michelle Lee has demonstrated that she has what it takes to oversee the Patent and Trademark Office. She’s already taken needed steps to cut the patent […]

October 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

A “Significant First Step” toward Legislative Reform of Cross-Border Governmental Demands for Data

Earlier this year, Cisco and Apple jointly filed an amicus brief supporting Microsoft in its appeal of a U.S. Federal Court decision requiring it to hand over customer data held in an Irish data center. In our filing, we made the case that the ruling should be overturned because it leaves companies in jeopardy of violating […]

October 8, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco and Junior Achievement Partner on STEM Mentoring Event in RTP

Today, Cisco and Junior Achievement teamed up to host a Job Shadow Day as part of Cisco’s series of STEM mentoring events being held throughout the week. Fifty students from the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School – a group of first generation college attendees, English as second language (ESL), and under-represented minorities and low-income […]