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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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Carolina West Wireless and Chat Mobility Join the CCA Device Hub

Washington, DC – April 28, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced that Carolina West Wireless (Carolina West) and Chat Mobility have joined the CCA Device Hub (Hub). In addition to enabling carriers to better manage their device portfolios from end-to-end, the Hub, in partnership with Sprint, gives participating CCA carrier members the opportunity to access a broader ecosystem of dev ...

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Mobility Fund II Should Target Support to Rural Areas that Need It Most; Decision Must Be Based on Reliable, Standardized Facts

Washington, DC – April 26, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association encouraged the FCC to ensure it bases its Mobility Fund II (MF-II) program funding decisions on consistent, clear and standardized data. To do this, the FCC’s collection method and challenge process must be targeted and robust, ease burdens on smaller en ...

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BDAC Should Support Policies that Reduce Barriers to Deploying Mobile Broadband

Washington, DC – April 20, 2017 – Today, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), more than a dozen small carrier members of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) congratulated Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC staff on the first meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). CCA’s small carrier members commend the FCC for its focus on accelerating the deployment of ...

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FCC Announces 600 MHz Incentive Auction Results; Consumers Benefit Most

Washington, DC – April 13, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced the conclusion and results of the 600 MHz incentive auction. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends the Commission for its work on the auction from beginning to end and encourages the FCC to ensure the repacking process is timely and within the congressionally-based 39-month timeframe. ...

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FCC Should Promote Investment in Next Generation Networks by Promptly Auctioning FiberTower’s Terminated Licenses

Washington, DC – April 13, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) reiterated its request that the Commission auction FiberTower’s 650 terminated licenses as soon as possible. The facts are simple: FiberTower failed to construct these licenses as of their renewal date, and the licensees were terminated by la ...

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