CCA Applauds Senate Passage of the MOBILE NOW Act
Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds the Senate for passing the legislation, which seeks to boost the development of next-generation 5G broadband by ensuring more spectrum is made available for commercial use and streamlining network deployment regulations.
“I commend the Senate for passing the MOBILE NOW Act, and thank Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) for their leadership keeping this important legislation moving forward,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “Having access to valuable spectrum resources is critically important for competitive carriers to compete and thrive in the industry, and this legislation will help ensure more spectrum is made available not only for the benefit of the industry but more importantly, consumers.”
“The MOBILE NOW Act also recognizes the importance of deploying wireless broadband services in rural areas and endeavors to streamline deployment challenges, particularly on federal lands, which unfortunately have oftentimes plagued competitive carriers, costing them valuable time and resources. I thank the Senate for passing the MOBILE NOW Act and for their focus on ensuring all Americans, including those in remote and rural areas, have access to services comparable to their urban counterparts. Promoting advanced mobile broadband services will bring economic, educational, social, health and public safety benefits to all consumers, and I encourage swift passage by the House.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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