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FCC Fails to Extend Small Provider Enhanced Transparency Exemption

Washington, DC – December 16, 2016 – Yesterday, on December 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) failed to extend the small provider exemption to the enhanced transparency rules established by the 2015 Open Internet Order. Without further relief, small providers must comply with the enhanced transparency requirements following today’s approval by the Office of Management and Budget and a subseque ...

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CCA Thanks Chairman Wheeler for Service

Washington, DC – December 15, 2016 – Today, Federal Communications Commission (Commission) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intent to step down as Chairman on January 20, 2017. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds Chairman Wheeler for inspiring a “historic period of technological change,” and for his work to pave the mobile wireless future for all Americans, particularly those in rural and remo ...

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FCC Must Ensure Efficient and Effective Use of Millimeter Wave Spectrum

Washington, DC – December 14, 2016 – Today, in a Petition for Reconsideration filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) expressed concern that certain rules adopted in the Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order will increase spectrum consolidation while stripping spectrum rights from rural carriers. To ensure the millimeter wave (mmW) bands are ...

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Association Leaders Urge FCC to Extend the Small Business Exemption from Enhanced Transparency Requirements

Washington, DC – December 13, 2016 – Today, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) President & CEO Steven K. Berry along with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association; Alex Phillips, President, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association; and Matthew Polka, President & CEO, American Cable Association encoura ...

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CCA Commends Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral Letter in Support of Extending Small Business Exemption from Enhanced Transparency Requirements

Washington, DC – December 13, 2016 – Today, a bi-partisan group of Senators and Representatives sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) encouraging the Commission to extend the exemption for small broadband providers from the enhanced transparency requirements of the Open Internet Order. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Joe Manchi ...

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FCC Must Ensure the 600 MHz Band is Cleared Within Congressionally-Based 39-Month Timeframe

Washington, DC – December 8, 2016 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) emphasized support for the Commission’s goal to maintain the Congressionally-based 39-month timeframe to relocate 600 MHz spectrum after the conclusion of the incentive auction. Spectrum is an invaluable resource for competitive carriers, and ...

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FCC Must Extend Relief from Enhanced Transparency Reporting Requirements for Small Providers

Washington, DC – December 7, 2016 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) along with American Cable Association, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (Associations), encouraged the Commission to extend the exemption for small broadband internet access service (BI ...

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Rep. Walden Selected as Chairman of House Energy & Commerce Committee

Washington, DC – December 2, 2016 – Yesterday, the House Republican Steering Committee selected Congressman Greg Walden to serve as Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee.  Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) congratulates Rep. Walden on the chairmanship and looks forward to working with him and the entire Committee in the 115th Congress. “I congratulate Congressman Walden, and look forward to c ...

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FCC Should Deny Boeing’s Request; Prioritize Mobile 5G Deployments

Washington, DC – December 1, 2016 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to deny the Boeing Company’s (Boeing) request to operate a non-geostationary satellite orbit system in the 37.5-42, 47.2-50.2, and 50.4-51.4 GHz bands. Granting Boeing’s request would foreclose or limit mobile terrestria ...

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CCA Partners with DeviceBits to Provide Enhanced Customer Service Resources for Mobile Operators

Washington, DC – November 16, 2016 – Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) today announced a strategic partnership with DeviceBits to bring DeviceBits’ software platform to CCA carrier members. The strategic relationship provides an online platform of interactive device tutorials, guides, FAQs, and videos designed to help carriers reduce calls to customer care, churn, and return rates, and drive higher ado ...

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