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Aug 28, 2017, 13:11 ET New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Congressional Action To Enshrine Net Neutrality Into Law

According to polling data from a 2017 CALinnovates Internet Attitudes Study released today, seventy-four percent of Americans said they would support ...


Aug 01, 2017, 17:56 ET CALinnovates Statement on "Morally Repugnant" Ad from the Hotel Association of New York City

In response to an advertisement paid for by the Hotel Association of New York City, technology advocacy organization CALinnovates issued the...


Jul 19, 2017, 17:03 ET CALinnovates Calls on Congress to Step Up and Establish Clear Guidelines for an Open Internet

In comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tech advocacy coalition CALinnovates called on Congress to stop regulatory...


Jun 30, 2017, 20:03 ET CALinnovates Applauds Nomination of Brendan Carr to Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

CALinnovates, a California-based tech advocacy group, today applauded the nomination of Brendan Carr as Commissioner at the Federal Communications...


Jun 16, 2017, 08:34 ET CALinnovates Statement on White House Decision to Nominate Former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to Return to Agency

"In response to the White House's decision to nominate former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the agency, CALinnovates joins a...


Feb 09, 2017, 04:00 ET CALinnovates Study Shows Investment + Smart Policy = Broadband Benefitting Californians

A new CALinnovates study finds that consumer demand has spurred tremendous growth in communications markets, driving competition and investment in...


Oct 19, 2016, 08:00 ET Going Electric: New Survey Finds That 43% of Californians Considering Buying or Leasing an Electric Vehicle by 2025

Californians are embracing EVs and want the state to do more to encourage their widespread adoption, according to research commissioned by...


Jul 19, 2016, 06:00 ET Donald Trump's Millennial Problem: New CALinnovates Survey Shows GOP Nominee Struggling to Get Youth Vote

With four months to go until the election, a survey of Millennials suggests that GOP businessman Donald Trump has his work cut out to win over...


Jul 11, 2016, 06:00 ET Lack of Economic Analysis at FCC Harming Innovation, Economists Find in CALinnovates Report

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) refusal to engage in data-driven economic analysis as the basis for several significant rulemakings is...


Apr 22, 2016, 11:29 ET FCC Set-Top Box Proposal Based Upon Faulty Economic Foundation, Will Harm Consumers, Innovators And Golden Age Of Television, Warns CALinnovates

The Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) set-top box proposal is an example of a one-size-fits-all tech mandate that rarely if ever works in...


Mar 09, 2016, 09:49 ET Donald Trump Has Work to Do to Gain Americans' Trust as Would-Be GOP Nominee, According to New CALinnovates Survey

Donald Trump's bombastic ways have pushed him to the precipice of seizing the GOP nomination for president, but Americans don't trust him to do...


Jan 28, 2016, 10:32 ET CALinnovates Calls On Hotel Industry Group To Explain "Price Gouging" Comments, Motivations Behind Anti Home Sharing Campaign

Tech advocacy group CALinnovates today called on the American Hotel and Lodging Association to explain whether the increasing foreign ownership of...


Jan 28, 2016, 02:54 ET CALinnovates Urges FCC to Reject Set-Top Box Proposal

CALinnovates today urged the Federal Communications Commission to reject the set-top box or "AllVid" proposal, which would force video service...


Jan 20, 2016, 06:34 ET CALinnovates Congratulates Garcetti, LAX on Uber Decision

n response to the announcement that LAX will allow Uber to operate at the airport, CALinnovates chief evangelist Kish Rajan issued the following...


Dec 15, 2015, 04:28 ET As the Future of Music Streaming is Decided, Americans Say that Labels and Industry Groups Should Get Smaller Piece of Revenue Pie

As the Copyright Royalty Board prepares to weigh in on the future of online music royalty rates, by a 4-1 ratio Americans think that labels and...


Oct 22, 2015, 09:13 ET CALinnovates Endorses Eshoo-Walden 'Dig Once' Broadband Legislation

CALinnovates today endorsed the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015 introduced by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman Greg Walden...


Sep 16, 2015, 05:00 ET Availability of "Freemium" Music Cuts Down on Piracy, According to New CALinnovates Survey

The growing availability of so-called "freemium" music is curbing Internet users' impulse to pirate songs, according to a new research survey...


Jul 17, 2015, 05:00 ET Streaming Strikes A Cord: Alternative Viewing Platforms Poised To Eclipse Cable And Satellite TV, Survey Finds

Americans are eschewing cable and satellite service in favor of a variety of "Over The Top" video options according to a new survey that shows nearly ...


Jun 29, 2015, 02:27 ET Former Director of California's GO Biz, Former Director of Policy at Facebook Join CALinnovates.

CALinnovates executive director Mike Montgomery announced today that Kish Rajan and Tim Sparapani have joined the organization as chief evangelist...


Mar 12, 2015, 03:27 ET CALinnovates Statement on Federal Communications Commission Order re: GN Docket 14-28 "In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet."

The following quote can be attributed to Mike Montgomery, Executive Director, CALinnovates: "The inevitable happened today - the FCC's website broke...


Feb 26, 2015, 11:48 ET CALinnovates Statement on Federal Communications Commission Vote on Open Internet

The following quote can be attributed to Mike Montgomery, Executive Director, CALinnovates: "The loud sound coming from Washington today is...


Sep 11, 2014, 02:58 ET As FCC Considers How To Ensure Open Internet, Americans Say New Laws Are Needed To Deal With Modern Technology, New Research Shows

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) heads toward a critical decision on whether or how to regulate the Internet, a new survey shows that...


Jan 30, 2014, 08:14 ET CALinnovates Lauds FCC Decision to Approve Pilot Programs for Transition to All-Internet Communications Networks

CALinnovates today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to approve test trials of the...


Oct 30, 2013, 04:21 ET CALinnovates Lauds Senate Confirmation of Wheeler and O'Rielly to FCC

CALinnovates today issued the following statements in light of the unanimous Senate approval of Tom Wheeler to be Chairman of the Federal...


May 02, 2013, 11:38 ET CALinnovates Applauds Wheeler Nomination to Be Next FCC Chairman

CALinnovates today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as Chairman of...