Technology is the thread that runs through a competitive economy, driving multiple and diverse industries and impacting myriad policy issues that are vital to commerce and communication. 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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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 promotes market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.
Consumers have embraced the dynamism of today’s internet, and have come to expect a seamless and consistent online experience for the apps on which they rely, the Web-based sites and services they use, and the devices that deliver those offerings which make our lives easier and more efficient. The internet ecosystem facilitates online products and services that are valued by consumers, foster innovation in virtually every industry, and contribute substantially to U.S. economic growth.
Portability should be incentivized but not mandated. Companies will organically adapt to this practice without the government forcing their hand. Doing so would be a mistake and an example of government overstepping the boundaries of interfering with the decisions of private businesses.
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