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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Above the FoldJan 18, 2018 - 9:00am
A meeting inside a WeWork office in San Francisco, CA.

What’s Tech’s Impact on Small Business? Here’s What We Found Out.

84% of small businesses in the U.S. use at least one major digital platform to provide information to customers.

Above the FoldDec 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Attendees try out Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 smartphones at a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

How Can Asia Grow its Digital Economy?

Policymakers must be wary of short-sited or inward-looking policies.

Above the FoldDec 05, 2017 - 9:00am
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

It’s the End of Internet Regulation as We Know It (And We’ll Be Fine)

Internet users and consumers can rest assured that a free and open internet will continue to exist for the foreseeable future.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 9:00am
People entering the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Three Ways to Bring Communications Regulations into the Digital Age

Policymakers must cut the analogue red tape of yesterday for the technologies of today.

Above the FoldOct 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Tim Day speaks at the 2017 Tec_Nation Summit

Beyond Silicon Valley: Tech’s Best Hubs

The U.S. Chamber is working to ensure that every city across America enjoys the benefits of the digital economy.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2017 - 10:00am
Tim Day, senior vice president of C_TEC, speaks at a discussion on Artificial Intelligence hosted by C_TEC, TheBridge, and Dcode42.

Americans Think AI is ‘Inevitable,’ But Aren’t Sure Exactly What It Is

More education is needed about Artificial Intelligence in order to best utilize their potential benefits for society.

Above the FoldSep 18, 2017 - 10:30am
Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield: What Successful Transatlantic Cooperation Looks Like

As data becomes an integral part of our growing global economies, so too does protection of data take priority.

Above the FoldSep 14, 2017 - 11:30am
Internet of Things

The Limits of Labelling the Internet of Things

The European Commission unveiled a proposed regulation for a set of measures to increase resilience and enhance cybersecurity preparedness.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2017 - 11:30am
Customs

Leveling the Playing Field for Global E-Commerce

The rapid expansion of e-commerce have created incredible opportunities for American businesses.

Above the FoldAug 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
Self-driving cars

When It Comes to Tech, It’s Regulation vs. Innovation

Emerging technologies are transforming our lives and businesses are applying them creatively.