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CCA’s Steven K. Berry Testifies on Importance of Mobile Broadband Infrastructure

Washington, DC – March 21, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association President & CEO Steven K. Berry testified before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in its hearing, “Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure.” CCA member, LeRoy Carlson, Jr. of U.S. Cellular spoke on the panel, along with Michael Conners of Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Joanne Hovi ...

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CCA statement on Connect2Health Task Force

CCA shares Commissioner Clyburn’s sentiment and is pleased that Chairman Pai is committed to continuing the Connect2Health Task Force. Mobile broadband provides unquestionable benefits to consumers, including healthcare advancements that provide life-saving services and connect patients directly with physicians in the comfort of their homes. The Task Force should continue its good work to ensure all America ...

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FCC’s Privacy Rules Put CCA Members at Competitive Disadvantage

Washington, DC – March 16, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed a Reply to Oppositions to CCA’s Petition (“Petition”) for Reconsideration of the Privacy Report and Order (“2016 Privacy Order”). CCA commends the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) for its recent action to alleviate Broadband Internet Service (“BIAS”) providers from unnecessary compliance regulations an ...

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CCA Applauds Introduction of Needed Rural Wireless Access Act

Washington, DC – March 16, 2017 – Today, Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA) introduced the Rural Wireless Access Act, which would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) to promulgate rules 180 days after enactment to establish a methodology for the collection of coverage data relating to commercial mobile service or commercial mobile data service. Competitive Carriers Association ( ...

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CCA Urges FCC to Promptly Streamline Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Regulations

Washington, DC – March 8, 2017 – Today, CCA filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) in response to the Public Notice seeking comment on Mobilitie, LLC’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling and other broadband deployment barriers. CCA encouraged the FCC to take a number of steps to clear the way for next-generation broadband deployment, including to reduce siting delays; tie ...

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CCA Encourages FCC to Revise Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order

Washington, DC – February 24, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed a Reply to Oppositions to CCA’s Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) of certain rules adopted in the Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order. There is strong support in the record for many policies described within CCA’s Petition, including increasing exclusively-licensed millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum and revising licen ...

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CCA statement on Amicus Brief in Oracle v. Google

“Google’s ever-growing market dominance and the impact that it can have on carriers made this case much too important to just sit on the sidelines. To promote competition and spur innovation – two absolutely essential characteristics of a healthy mobile ecosystem – dominant players must be held accountable for their actions, especially if they try to shut out other competitors. Consumers benefit from a comp ...

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CCA Applauds FCC’s Decision to Reinstate Small Business Exemption from Enhanced Transparency Rules

Washington, DC – February 23, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopted an Order granting a five-year waiver to broadband Internet access providers with 250,000 or less connections from the enhanced transparency requirements adopted in the 2015 Title II Order. The waiver is considered effective as of January 17, 2017. CCA commends the Commission for extending the small ...

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CCA Commends FCC for Adopting Revised Mobility Fund II Program

Washington, DC – February 23, 2017 – Today, during its February Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopted a Report and Order on Mobility Fund II (MFII) to provide ongoing support to preserve and expand mobile broadband services in rural areas. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds the FCC for adopting the revised MFII program, which calls for a several-year ph ...

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