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A conversation with Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv

A conversation with Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President and Head of LNPA Services at iconectiv Where does onboarding stand? More than half of current NPAC users have started registration and are preparing for the transition. We encourage unregistered users to begin the registration process as soon as possible. The success of the transition is dependent on full industry participation. When will the transition ...

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CCA’s Rebecca Murphy Thompson Named to Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Working Group

Washington, DC – May 16, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups, and Chairman Ajit Pai appointed Rebecca Murphy Thompson to serve as a member of the Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers Working Group. CCA thanks the Commission for including CCA on the working group and congratulates Thompson ...

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Reliable, Standardized Data and a Robust Challenge Process are Critical to Responsibly Distributing Mobility Fund II Support

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) reiterated the importance for the FCC to implement a robust, efficient and targeted challenge process for the Mobility Fund II (MF II) program. CCA shares the Commission’s, Congress’s, and industry’s vision for a successful MF II program and sup ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan Introduction of Rural Wireless Act to Standardize Coverage Data and Support Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Rural Wireless Act, which would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect standardized data to determine areas eligible for Universal Service Fund (USF) support or similar programs ...

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CCA, ITTA Encourage Treating Disbursements from Broadband Programs as Non-Taxable to Advance Rural Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and ITTA – the Voice of America’s Broadband Providers (ITTA) sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee leadership encouraging Congress to treat disbursements from all federal broadband programs, including the Universal Service Fund (USF), as non-taxable, as it works to reform the tax code ...

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South Dakota Telco Turns Off Cable and Turns On IPTV

May 10, 2017 - Bison SD – A combination of fiber deployment, bundling and local customer service are helping West River Coop Telephone in South Dakota to grow their video business as they switch from RF Cable to IPTV. According to WRCTC GM Colle Nash, in a short time without any outside promotion, they have added almost 200 new video subscribers. Nash says a desire to serve all their Coop members with video ...

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Competition for Mobile Wireless Services Is Not Present Nationwide

Washington, DC – May 8, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to consider the number of unserved and underserved areas and undertake a traditional market power analysis based on accurate data when crafting its Twentieth Annual Report on the State of Competition in the Mobile Wireless Ma ...

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Telsasoft Acquired by Innovative Controls, LLC

May 6, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota-based wireless technology solutions provider, Telsasoft, has been acquired by Innovative Controls, LLC and named Roger Schmitz, CEO. Telsasoft is a network management company providing a broad spectrum of services for monitoring and managing critical network assets for wireless and broadband companies including Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Service Assurance ...

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