Technology & IP

October 13th, 2020 by

October 9, 2020 Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission Office of the Secretary 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC   20554   Via Electronic Submission  RE: CG Docket No. 02-278 Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 CG Docket No. 18-152 Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau Seeks Comments on Interpretation of […]

August 18th, 2020 by

In an August 18 Op-ed in Issues & Insights, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan makes the case for Congress to end the digital divide right now. In her piece, Kerrigan writes: “The pandemic has made it abundantly clear the importance of a quality internet connection. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to high-speed broadband….Small […]

July 16th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- As SBE Council has noted time and again in its research, speeches, congressional testimony, letters to Congress, blog posts, media releases and other public statements, small businesses and entrepreneurs drive innovation in America. That certainly is the case within the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Policies need to encourage investment and innovation, not squash these […]

June 12th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Impulses among politicians to impose some kind of “Buy American” regulations on pharmaceuticals amount to nothing more than protectionism that will cause serious ills for American consumers (i.e., patients), entrepreneurs, businesses (overwhelmingly small businesses), and workers. Despite the current politics, free trade actually is not controversial – or at least it […]

February 25th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Technological innovation is critical to enabling entrepreneurship and helping small businesses compete and grow. For example, the platform-based economy is boosting productivity, creating greater efficiencies, improving market access and customer communications, and providing new tools to hire, manage and retain workers. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses are already benefitting from technological advancements […]

February 25th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan– The U.S. Chamber’s Global IP Center (GIPC) recently released its eighth annual ranking of countries in terms of their approach to intellectual property (IP) protections. I had the distinct honor of attending the unveiling event where GIPC staff and board members reviewed the latest International IP Index rankings, particularly the good news […]

February 10th, 2020 by

Significant policy proposals, actions and private-sector investment are all taking place to bring the power of 5G to U.S. consumers and businesses. 5G technology will provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with new tools, a competitive boost, and exciting opportunities to drive revenue and growth through expanded market access and efficiencies. On February 11, 2020 SBE […]

September 20th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- There’s nothing new about politicians attacking something they call “Big” – like “Big Oil,” “Big Pharma,” and now, “Big Tech.” It’s almost like certain politicians toss aside sound economics and policymaking in favor of playing political games in order to flex their legislative power or energize their respective bases. There’s also […]

April 11th, 2019 by

U.S. House Votes to Regulate the Internet and Re-Impose Utility-Style Red Tape By Karen Kerrigan– With so many other problems to solve, you would hope the new Democrat majority in the U.S. House would focus on the key issues that matter to the health and growth of small business. Instead, this week, they focused on […]

March 22nd, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release FCC Takes First Steps on “TV White Space” Spectrum to Help Rural Economies and Entrepreneurs Participate in the Digital Economy Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released a statement on recent action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to open unused […]

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