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FCC Should Eliminate Burdensome HAC Reporting Requirements

Washington, DC – November 13, 2017 – Today, in joint comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and CTIA encouraged the Commission to eliminate burdensome wireless hearing aid compatibility (“HAC”) reporting requirements for service providers. Consumers using hearing aid devices have multiple resources to choose among the milli ...

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FCC Should Make More mmW Spectrum Available for Competitive Carriers

Washington, DC – November 9, 2017 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its request that the FCC make more millimeter wave (“mmW”) spectrum available to competitive carriers and provide for an expeditious auction of mmW spectrum to allow industry the opportunity to develop a dynamic and competitiv ...

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EdgeMicro Wins CCA’s Startup Pitch Competition

Washington, DC – November 9, 2017 – Today, CCA announced EdgeMicro as the winner of its start-up showcase competition which took place during CCA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Fort Worth, TX. Nine companies participated in the showcase session – pitching their products and services to competitive carrier executives, technology leaders and Convention attendees. ...

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MF-II Challenge Process Must Avoid Overly Burdening Small Carriers

Washington, DC – November 8, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to be mindful of the complicated nature of the proposed Mobility Fund II (“MF-II”) challenge process and the burden it places on challengers, especially for smaller providers. CCA supports the Commission’s goal to ...

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CCA Congratulates David Redl on Confirmation as NTIA Administrator

Washington, DC – November 8, 2017 – Late yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Redl as the next Administrator of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) by voice vote. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the Senate for confirming David Redl and congratulates Mr. Redl on his new position. ...

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Sinclair’s Inadequate RFI Response Requires Prompt Action by the FCC

Washington, DC – November 2, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to suspend the 180-day transition shot clock on the proposed transaction between Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) and Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”) as a result of Sinclair’s failure to provide an adequa ...

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CCA Commends FCC for Granting Tailored Extension to Smaller Carriers in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Program

Washington, DC – November 2, 2017 – Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a unanimous Order granting Competitive Carriers Association’s (“CCA”) Petition for an eighteen-month extension of the compliance deadline for certain requirements adopted in the 2016 Wireless Emergency Alerts (“WEA”) Report & Order, for carriers other than the five largest, and for affirming ...

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FCC Should Adopt an Incentive-Based Approach to Promote Buildout in Rural America

Washington, DC – October 31,2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to refrain from imposing enhanced reporting and buildout requirements on existing licenses or renewal applications for wireless geographic licenses. Instead, CCA urged the FCC to adopt an incentive-based appro ...

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CCA and Sling TV to Allow Carriers to Bundle Services

Fort Worth, TX – October 25, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and Sling TV announced a program that will provide CCA carrier members the opportunity to bundle their wireless services with Sling TV on a single bill. This first-of-its-kind program will benefit carriers through increased customer loyalty and will provide CCA members’ customers access to the wireless and entertainment serv ...

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CCA Applauds FCC for Advancing Nationwide Number Portability

Fort Worth, TX – October 24, 2017 – Today, during its October Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry on ways to advance nationwide number portability. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the Commission for taking another important step toward true nationwide number portability and applauds the FC ...

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