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CCA Statement on Small Business Exemption

“Commissioner Clyburn is exactly right – the FCC has failed to protect small businesses across the country from the enhanced transparency rules that officially went into effect today. The vast majority of CCA members are small providers that want to focus on serving their customers, rather than spending valuable time, resources and energy trying to comply with additional unnecessary requirements. I share Co ...

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Commissioner Clyburn’s #Solutions2020 Plan Presents a Competitive Agenda; Should Enhance Mobile Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – January 11, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commended Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s efforts to develop the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan (Action Plan). CCA generally supports the Action Plan and encourages the FCC to adopt competitive policies that enhance the deployment of robust, af ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Reintroduction of DIGIT Act

Washington, DC – January 9, 2017 – Today, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Developing Innovation and Growing Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which directs the FCC to complete a report, in consultation with other relevant agencies, assessing spectrum needs required to support the Internet of Things (IoT). CCA commends the Senators f ...

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CCA Thanks House of Representatives for Passing the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

Washington, DC – January 10, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with a bipartisan vote H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks the House and especially Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (OR-2) and cosponsor Dave Loebsack (D-IA) for advancing this legislation, which provides relief from unnecessary burdens and gives small ...

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CCA Commends Bi-Partisan Reintroduction of MOBILE NOW Act

Washington, DC – January 4, 2017 – Yesterday, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) reintroduced S. 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends the reintroduction of the legislation, which se ...

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FCC Should Repeal or Modify Rules that Harm Competition of Wireless Operators

Washington, DC – January 3, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to modify certain rules or regulations that harm competition of wireless carriers, as part of its 2016 biennial review. Specifically, the FCC should rescind those rules that hinder access to spectrum; frustrate wire ...

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FCC Should Reconsider New Privacy Regime

Washington, DC – January 3, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed a Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commissions) encouraging the Commission to reconsider the Report and Order establishing the Commission’s new privacy regime. The FCC does not have the proper authority to enact wide-sweeping rules changes. In addition, the new rul ...

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CCA Thanks Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly for Letter Regarding the Small Business Exemption from Enhanced Transparency Requirements

Washington, DC – December 19, 2016 – Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly sent a letter to Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and other association leaders regarding the FCC’s failure to extend the small business enhanced transparency exemption, which expired on December 15, 2016. CCA thanks the Commissioners for a ...

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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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