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Policymakers Must Maintain the Incentive Auction Repacking Timeline to Ensure a Safe and Efficient Transition for Consumers and Industry

Washington, DC – September 7, 2017 – Today, Rebecca Murphy Thompson, EVP & General Counsel of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), testified before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in a hearing entitled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges.” CCA thanks Chairman Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Pallone (D-N ...

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The FCC Should Deny the Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Transaction to Protect Consumers and the 600 MHz Repacking Process

Washington, DC – August 29, 2017 – Today in a Reply to the Consolidated Opposition to Petitions to Deny the proposed transaction between Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) and Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the transaction to protect the public interest and ensure a timely repack process of the recently auctioned 600 MHz li ...

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The FCC Should Reject Verizon’s Attempt to Amass Millimeter Wave Spectrum, and Instead Auction Straight Path’s Licenses to Protect Consumers and Industry Competition

Washington, DC – August 25, 2017 – Today, in a reply to the joint opposition of Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) and Straight Path Communications Inc. (“Straight Path”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to grant CCA’s petition to deny and make a substantial portion of Straight Path’s license portfolio available to all carriers at auction. The proposed transaction wou ...

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The FCC Should Deny the Verizon/Straight Path Transaction to Protect Against Saturation of mmW Spectrum Critical to 5G

Washington, DC – August 11, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transaction to transfer the control of Local Multipoint Distribution Service, 39 GHz, 3650-3700 MHz, and common carrier fixed point to point microwave licenses from Straight Path Commu ...

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FCC Should Deny Proposed Tribune/Sinclair Transaction to Further an Expeditious Post-Incentive Auction Repack and Mobile Broadband Service Across the U.S.

Washington, DC – August 7, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transfer of control of licenses from Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) to Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”). Sinclair and Tribune are two of the largest broadcasting companies in ...

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CCA Applauds Senate Passage of the MOBILE NOW Act

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds the Senate for passing the legislation, which seeks to boost the development of next-generation 5G broadband by ensuring more spectrum is made available for commerci ...

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Consumers and Industry Will Benefit from FCC Action During “Rural Broadband Month” to Bridge the Digital Divide

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, during its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) took significant steps to facilitate its “Rural Broadband Month” agenda in an effort to bridge the digital divide. The Commission adopted a Second Report & Order to distribute Mobility Fund II support to areas where service is lacking; a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revi ...

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CCA Applauds Confirmations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as FCC Commissioners

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as Commissioners to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauds the Senate for confirming the nominees and looks forward to working with both Commissioners on issues important to our members. ...

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CCA Commends Senators for Bipartisan 5G Resolution

Washington, DC – August 2, 2017 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a resolution promoting fifth generation mobile networks (5G networks) in a manner that encourages robust investment, job creation, economic growth and continued U.S. leadership in next generation technologies. Competitive ...

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CCA Thanks Senate Commerce Committee for Advancing the Rural Wireless Access Act and FCC Commissioner Nominations

Washington, DC – August 2, 2017 – Today in an executive session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation unanimously passed out of Committee the Rural Wireless Access Act, which would standardize the methodology for the collection of commercial mobile wireless coverage data. Additionally, the Committee approved the reappointments of Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel and appointment ...

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