CCA Commends Introduction of GO Act
Washington, DC – May 3, 2017 – Today, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Gigabit Opportunity Act (“GO Act”), which seeks to expedite the deployment of broadband, including wireless broadband, in low-income rural and urban communities. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends Senator Capito for introducing the bill and wholeheartedly agrees that bringing high-speed mobile broadband to all Americans, including low-income individuals and consumers residing in rural and remote areas, will help foster economic development and job creation by bridging the digital divide.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I applaud Senator Capito for introducing the GO Act and for her leadership on this very important mission to ensure all Americans, including low-income individuals and those residing in rural and hard-to-reach areas, have access to high-speed mobile broadband services. There is absolutely no question the positive impact that mobile broadband brings – economic, social, educational, health, public safety – the list goes on, and in this day and age, it has become a necessity.”
“The GO Act is an important step in helping bridge the digital divide and corresponds nicely with Chairman Pai’s Digital Empowerment Agenda. I thank Senator Capito for her attention to this critical issue and look forward to our continued work with Congress and the FCC to ensuring every American, in every corner of the U.S., can connect.”
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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