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FCC Must Facilitate a Prompt and Efficient Post-Auction Transition within the 39-Month Timeframe

Washington, DC – November 15, 2016 – Today in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to facilitate a prompt and efficient post-incentive auction (auction) transition by adopting a Transition Plan that maintains the statutorily-driven 39-month timeframe. CCA supports the Commission’s four goals for ...

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CCA’s Elizabeth Barket Named to FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee

Washington, DC – November 1, 2016 – Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced the renewal of the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee (Committee), and appointed Elizabeth Barket, Law & Regulatory Counsel for CCA, as a member of the Committee. CCA thanks the Commission for including CCA on the Committee and congratulates Barket on her appointment. ...

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CCA Supports 39-month Post-Incentive Auction Transition Plan

Washington, DC – October 31, 2016 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) supported the Commission’s proposed 39-month timeline, as part of its post-incentive auction transition plan (Plan). Specifically, CCA supported clearing the 600 MHz band as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible, minimizing the number of l ...

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FCC Considers Small Providers in Privacy Rules, but Rejects Consistency with FTC Regime

Washington, DC – October 27, 2016 – Today, in its October Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopted privacy requirements for broadband Internet access service providers and other telecommunications services. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks the Commission for its work on this important consumer issue and for considering the needs of smaller providers, but r ...

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CCA Supports FCC’s Competitive November Agenda

Washington, DC – October 27, 2016 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released its tentative November Open Meeting agenda, making progress on two critically important issues for competitive carriers and consumers: Universal Service Fund (USF) Mobility Fund II and data roaming. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks the Commission for moving forward with Mobility Fund II ...

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FCC Should Adopt Rules that Promote Competition and Innovation in the Spectrum Frontiers Bands

Washington, DC – September 30, 2016 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice), which seeks additional input on issues related to deploying next generation networks including making available additional millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum bands, implementing sharin ...

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FCC Releases 19th Annual Mobile Competition Report

Washington, DC – September 23, 2016 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released its Nineteenth Annual Mobile Competition Report (Report), which analyzes the state of competition in the mobile wireless industry. The Commission declines to conclude that the mobile market is effectively competitive. CCA commends the Commission for its detailed analysis, and encourages the FCC to ...

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Wi-Fi Alliance Releases Finalized Wi-Fi/LTE-U Compatibility Test Plan; Time for Consumers to Reap the LTE-U Benefits

Seattle, WA—September 22, 2016—Yesterday, the Wi-Fi Alliance released a long-awaited finalized test plan that purports to support equitable coexistence between Wi-Fi devices and Long Term Evolution technology (LTE-U) equipment operating on unlicensed spectrum. The finalized test plan should provide product vendors and service providers with a comprehensive framework for testing whether their LTE-U products ...

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Chairman Wheeler Creates Greater Certainty for Competitive Carriers

Seattle, WA – September 20, 2016 – Today, in remarks made at Competitive Carriers Association’s (CCA) 2016 Annual Convention, Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) stressed his pursuit of an “aggressive agenda” to pave the mobile wireless future, particularly for consumers in rural and remote America. With many policy issues undecided at the start of the year, the ...

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OMB Should Not Approve FCC’s Enhanced Transparency Rules

Washington, DC – September 13, 2016 – Yesterday, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed comments with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) addressing the PRA Notice published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) seeking OMB approval for the enhanced transparency requirements adopted by the 2015 Open Internet Order. CCA urged OMB to withhold approval of the enhanced transpa ...

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