Technology & IP

January 26th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Committee advances S. 2992 after most Senators express significant concerns about the bill. by Raymond J. Keating – When it comes to the international marketplace, the usual policy problem is to get politicians to refrain from providing special protections or subsidies to domestic businesses via trade protectionism. Of course, tariffs and other […]

January 24th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – So, 2022 is supposed to be a big year for 5G! Well, we’ll see. The airlines and regulators were supposed to be working out their late-in-the-game concerns with wireless providers on spectrum use, but on January 17 the airlines fired off yet another missive to the Biden Administration warning of “catastrophic […]

January 6th, 2022 by

In a January 6, Real Clear Markets Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan outlines big problems at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and points to bipartisan legislation that can help get the agency back to its mission of protecting U.S. industry from unfair foreign competition. As she writes in her piece: “Patent trolls […]

December 23rd, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On November 30th, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) announced it had directed Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy in the UK, a platform for sharing animated images, asserting that the acquisition could reduce competition among social media platforms.  Meta agreed to acquire New York-based […]

December 16th, 2021 by

(Excerpt from the Alibaba Insights newsletter) At a recent event in Washington, DC, industry experts held a panel on the growing opportunities for U.S. businesses in China as they look to recover from the pandemic. ‍Steve Clemons, The Hill’s editor-at-large, moderated the panel, and was joined by Frank Lavin, former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International […]

December 13th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER UPDATED By Karen Kerrigan – In order for businesses to fully heal from the pandemic, the entrepreneurs who run America’s firms certainly do not need to be blindsided by new surprises or government actions that will harm their recovery and growth. Already, small businesses are facing record-level inflation, supply chain challenges, labor […]

December 11th, 2021 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – On December 1, I joined a panel discussion hosted by the Small Business Roundtable (SBR) on “How Broadband Access Can Accelerate Small Business Growth.” Panel participants included Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mike O’Reilly; John Breyault, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Consumers League; and […]

November 30th, 2021 by
November 16th, 2021 by

A frustrating development happened on the road to 5G. As two of America’s broadband providers were just about to rollout a new 5G frequency band in early December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a surprise warning about “safety.” As SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan wrote in a November 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, […]

November 15th, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan- As SBE Council has noted time and again through our education and advocacy work, small businesses and startup entrepreneurs have benefitted greatly from our nation’s broadband networks and the innovative tools, services and consumer uses they’ve generated. We’ve been very excited about the next generation of wireless networks, and regularly communicate how […]

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