Technology

Technology-based industries and businesses create tremendous growth and opportunity in the U.S. economy and are essential to competing in an interconnected world. Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) promote market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.

Priorities for 2018

  • Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS):
    • Advocate for light touch policy approaches for AVs and UAS, oppose federal and state legislation that would stifle technology development and potentially harm the safety around these technologies, and support bills that would incentivize innovation.
    • Support the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388) and AV START Act (S. 1885), the first major congressional action on vehicle automation technology that clarifies federal and state roles in the regulation of AVs.
  • Promote an open environment that allows research and development and creation of responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Advocate for the extension of the Department of Transportation’s successful Smart Cities Challenge Program, which helps cities, counties and communities identify smart technologies that can help address transportation challenges.
  • Evaluate the opportunities technology provides for the changing workforce.
  • Promote for policies that leverage the infrastructure of the New Economy to support individuals.
  • Support the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking, and pursue net neutrality legislation guaranteeing a free and open internet without treating broadband like a public utility.
  • Advance public-private partnerships to spur broadband deployment and adoption in the U.S., particularly with regard to Americans in rural and tribal communities.
  • Remove barriers to expanding broadband infrastructure, including cell towers, small cells, and antennas.
  • Support policies that provide adequate spectrum for industries such as broadband, 5G technologies, broadcast, and satellite while maximizing its use for other sectors of the connected economy.

 

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

74 Percent of Contractors Anticipate Using Technologies Like Drones, Equipment Tagging, Wearables, and Virtual Reality in the Next Three Years

CommentDec 03, 2018 - 4:30pm

C_TEC Submits Comments to DOT on Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0

Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0149) (“AV 3.0”).

EventNov 27, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:00am
FinTech Event Graphic

FinTech: Peeling Back the Layers

Join the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) on November 27 for a joint event to discuss the changing world of fintech and the complex regulatory landscape.

LetterNov 09, 2018 - 7:45pm

U.S. Chamber NTIA Privacy Comments

Re: Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket No. 180821780-8780-01)

LetterOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on European Digital Services Tax

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the potential for a European Digital Services Tax (DST).Read the letter below:October 29, 2018

Above the FoldOct 25, 2018 - 10:15am
A Vietnamese national flag flies over the roadside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity: Bad on Cybersecurity, Bad for Vietnam

It will discourage investment, violate the country's trade commitments, and put its impressive economic growth at risk.

Above the FoldOct 22, 2018 - 11:00am
NASA satellite floating over the earth.

Bandwidth Demand and Decreasing Satellite Costs Will Help Drive the Space Economy

Over the next thirty years, internet access via satellite is predicted to account for up to 70% of the space economy.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 3:30pm
Attendees view model rockets at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) booth at 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Space Economy: An Industry Takes Off

The space economy will increase from approximately $385 billion today to at least $1.5 trillion by 2040.

Above the FoldSep 26, 2018 - 10:30am
Verizon Communications 5G wireless signage at the Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, CA.

The FCC’s 5G Plan Deserves 5 Stars

New wireless technology has the potential to stimulate over $275 billion in investment, which could lead to three million new jobs.