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FCC Publishes FNPRM on High-Cost Universal Service Support; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service

December 29, 2009 In response to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Qwest Communications International, Inc. v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published a further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) in today’s Federal Register seeking comment on interim changes to address the court’s concerns and changes in the marketplace. With the release of the Natio ...

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Newsletters – 2009

While previously sent out in printed form on a quarterly basis, CCA News is now an e-newsletter delivered to your desktop around the first of each month.  To ensure that messages from CCA are delivered to your inbox, be sure to set your personal email filter to accept emails from  If you are not currently receiving the e-newsletter, contact Dec ...

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CCA Continues Call for Meaningful USF Reform

CEO Steven K. Berry: Despite today’s appellate court decision,CCA will continue efforts to ease customers’ burdens Washington, DC – Competitive Carriers Association Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Steven K. Berry issued the following statement concerning today’s appellate court ruling which upheld the FCC’s decision to limit subsidies to rural wireless phone companies: “CCA would not have bro ...

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President Obama declares December 2009 to be “Critical Infrastructure Protection Month”

On December 3, 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring December, 2009 to be “Critical Infrastructure protection month.”  With an emphasis on the work in both the private sector and the government in protecting and insuring our Nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources, President Obama said that during Critical Infrastructure Protection Month “we will rededicate ourselves to saf ...

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Data Roaming Without Borders

Bristol Herald Courier November 27, 2009 There was a time, really not so long ago, when the term “phone” meant a stationary device. Your choices were nil: it had rotary dial, came in one color and was a marvel of its time. It was serviced by “the phone company.” Times change, and today’s phones are miracles of technology, able to carry conversations but also images and information. Our devices have evolved ...

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