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Policymakers Must Use Standardized Data to Ensure USF Support Reaches Areas In-Need

Washington, DC – June 20, 2017 – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet held a hearing entitled, “The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment,” to examine the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Universal Service Fund (USF) and its capabilities for the deployment of broadban ...

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CCA Applauds Introduction of Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2017

Washington, DC – June 16, 2017 – Yesterday, Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2017 (“Act”), which would direct the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC or Commission”) to implement regulations that establish a national standard to determine whether rural areas have access to mobile broadband services comparab ...

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Removing Barriers to Advanced Broadband Services Deployment Will Benefit Consumers and Economy

Washington, DC – June 15, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to create strong national standards for broadband deployment to stimulate increased investment and buildout, especially in rural, historically underserved areas. Specifically, the FCC should exercise its authority to stream ...

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FCC Should Consolidate its Review of Verizon’s Proposed Transactions to Assess Collective Impact on Consumers and Spectrum Access

Washington, DC – June 13, 2017 – Today, in a Motion for Consolidation filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the FCC to consolidate its review of the Verizon/Straight Path and Verizon/Nextlink (XO) transactions (collectively, Transactions) to prevent further consolidation of millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum by one of the nation’s ...

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CCA Supports the Nomination of David Redl for NTIA Administrator

Washington, DC – June 8, 2017 – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a nomination hearing, including President Trump’s nomination of David Redl as the next administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks the Committee for holding the hearing and supports the nomination of David Redl to th ...

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Policymakers Should Address the Siting Fees Stemming from Historic Review to Promote Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

Washington, DC – June 8, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association released a White Paper entitled “Clearing the Path for America’s Wireless Future; Addressing Hurdles to Meet the Pressing Need for our Nation’s Wireless Infrastructure.” The White Paper explains the need to reform the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) approach to historic review of broadband infrastructure siting a ...

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Sound Economic Analysis and Targeted FCC Intervention Will Close the Digital Divide in Rural and Remote Markets

Washington, DC – June 7, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to use sound economic analysis and data to identify rural and remote markets of the United States that are not effectively competitive, and to implement targeted reforms to address service discrepancies in these areas. ...

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CCA Commends FCC and OSHA for Commitment to Communications Tower Climber Safety

Washington, DC – June 1, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) and the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the Communications Tower Best Practices Guide (Guide). Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends the Commission and OSHA for releasing the Guide, which raises awareness and provides “best practices” on tower climbe ...

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