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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

  • 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

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.

Op EdSep 26, 2018 - 5:00am

Privacy for U.S. Consumers and Businesses – It’s Possible

It’s not every day the U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls for regulation, but when it comes to data privacy, that is exactly what we are doing.

Press ReleaseSep 25, 2018 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Passage of the Music Modernization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA):

Press ReleaseSep 13, 2018 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center Celebrates IP Leaders at 2018 Champions Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) last night hosted its 6th annual IP Champions event, Ideas in Bloom, to showcase how intellectual property fuels innovation, creativity, and competition in the United States and across the globe. The event brought together policymakers, healthcare professionals, the entertainment industry, academia, law enforcement, and technology experts to celebrate those who generate jobs, encourage innovation and creativity, ensure safety, and promote access to new products and services.

EventSep 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Key graphic for IP Champions Gala

2018 IP Champions Gala

The IP Champions Gala recognizes America’s creators & innovators—in fields from fashion to film, tech to medicine—who have captured our imaginations, enriched our lives, created jobs, and helped make our economy the most diverse and dynamic in the world.

Above the FoldSep 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Consumers benefit from the responsible use of data.

Businesses and Consumers Have Stakes in Data Privacy

The time is now for smart, effective, and thoughtful solutions to this complex challenge.

Press ReleaseSep 06, 2018 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Releases Privacy Principles

Roadmap for Federal Policymakers Offered After U.S. Chamber Led Industry-Wide Discussion

Issue BriefSep 06, 2018 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Privacy Principles

The United States Chamber of Commerce believes that consumers benefit from the responsible use of data. Technology and the data-driven economy serve as the twenty-first century’s great democratizer by empowering and enabling increased access to educational, entrepreneurial, health care, and employment opportunities for all Americans.

Press ReleaseSep 05, 2018 - 6:00pm

C_TEC Statement on FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s Proposal to Reduce Small Cell Regulatory Burdens

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center Senior Vice President Tim Day issued the following statement today regarding FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s proposal to reduce regulatory burdens for small wireless facility deployment:

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2018 - 10:30am

C_TEC Announces New Working Group Co-Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today announced the co-chairs for its three working groups: Autonomous Vehicles (AV), New Economy, and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS); as well as the Telecommunications & E-Commerce Policy Committee.