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Mobility Fund II Framework Must Encourage Participation and Advance Ubiquitous Services

Washington, DC – May 26, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) supported requests that the Commission reconsider certain rules adopted in the Mobility Fund II Report & Order (MF II Order) to ensure the program promotes stakeholder participation and achieves the FCC’s goal to advance ubiquitous deployment o ...

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Policymakers Must Promote Broadband as a Means to Providing Improved Health Services for Consumers

Washington, DC – May 24, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the FCC and Congress to foster policies that promote broadband deployment to further advancements in telehealth technologies for the benefit of consumers. CCA recommended that the FCC promote policies that unlock critical spectrum resource ...

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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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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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CCA Commends Introduction of GO Act

Washington, DC – May 3, 2017 – Today, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Gigabit Opportunity Act (“GO Act”), which seeks to expedite the deployment of broadband, including wireless broadband, in low-income rural and urban communities. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends Senator Capito for introducing the bill and wholeheartedly agrees that bringing high-speed mobile broadband to ...

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Competitive Carriers Are Utilizing LMDS Spectrum to Bridge the Digital Divide Despite Claims that will “Fix” the Band

Washington, DC – May 3, 2017 – Late yesterday, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to reject proposals to relax certain satellite operations rules in local multi-point distribution service (LMDS) spectrum adopted in the Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order. The Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order ...

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