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Joint Ex Parte on Former Defaulter Rule for AWS-3 Auction

Recently, representatives of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and CTIA – The Wireless Association® (“CTIA”) met with Commission staff to discuss CCA, CTIA and NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association’s (“NTCA”) supplemental ex parte letter concerning an interim waiver of the Commission’s “former defaulter” rule for the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum.1 CCA, CTIA and NTCA (collectively “Wireless Indus ...

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CCA CAF/MF Further Notice Comments with Declaration from Dr. Raul Katz

Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) submits these comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on April 23, 2014 in the above-captioned proceeding (the “FNPRM”). The FNPRM broadly proposes measures “to update and implement further the framework adopted by the Commission in 2011” for the Connect America Fund (“CAF”). As the principal association representin ...

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Auction Rules and Competition Policy in the 600 MHz Auction

Consistent with countries throughout the world, the FCC is proposing a limit on the quantity of low-band spectrum that a carrier can acquire in the upcoming 600 MHz auction.2 The motivation for the limit is the same as in other countries: to prevent excessive concentration of the low-band spectrum in the hands of the dominant incumbents. It is well understood that such concentration undermines competition i ...

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Benefits of Competition in Mobile Broadband Services: A Study by William Lehr

Executive Summary: The U.S. economy is as dependent on its networked Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as it is on its networks of roads, electricity, and water. Advanced telecommunications services—which increasingly include wireless services such as mobile broadband—are essential infrastructure for a 21st Century economy. Keeping pace with the growth in wireless demand is confronting policym ...

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A Framework for Sustainable Competition in the Digital Age: Fostering Connectivity, Innovation and Consumer Choice

Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)— an organization representing the interests of more than 100 competitive wireless carriers, including rural, regional, and national providers—proposes the creation of a Wireless Competition Task Force at the FCC. Policymakers routinely affirm that ensuring effective competition in the wireless industry is of paramount importance. But translating words into action will ...

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U.S. Mobile Data Pricing Survey: Highs, Lows, Means and Medians

In late September 2012, iGR studied the public rate plans for 60 U.S. mobile operators (not including MVNOs). All of the data was collected from the mobile operators’ public websites only. The operators themselves were neither surveyed nor contacted during this research. The rate plans include both 3G and 4G (using the terminology marketed by the various operators). ...

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