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Positive Economic Impact of the AIRWAVES Act

On October 17, 2018, CCA released a new study on the positive economic impact of the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating WIdespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act ("AIRWAVES Act") will have on the United States, and particularly for rural America. The study was prepared by telecommunications expert Raul Katz, Director of Business Strategy Research at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Inform ...

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CCA/West Research Report: 911 Technology & Trends

In August 2017, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) anonymously polled its members to gather input on current industry challenges and to assess carriers’ ability to meet and report on 911 regulations. We also queried carriers about their plans and timing to offer new services to their subscribers. The purpose of the research is twofold. First, regular input from carriers helps CCA plan and set the associ ...

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Joint Ex Parte on Former Defaulter Rule for AWS-3 Auction

Recently, representatives of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and CTIA – The Wireless Association® (“CTIA”) met with Commission staff to discuss CCA, CTIA and NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association’s (“NTCA”) supplemental ex parte letter concerning an interim waiver of the Commission’s “former defaulter” rule for the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum.1 CCA, CTIA and NTCA (collectively “Wireless Indus ...

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CCA CAF/MF Further Notice Comments with Declaration from Dr. Raul Katz

Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) submits these comments in response to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on April 23, 2014 in the above-captioned proceeding (the “FNPRM”). The FNPRM broadly proposes measures “to update and implement further the framework adopted by the Commission in 2011” for the Connect America Fund (“CAF”). As the principal association representin ...

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Auction Rules and Competition Policy in the 600 MHz Auction

Consistent with countries throughout the world, the FCC is proposing a limit on the quantity of low-band spectrum that a carrier can acquire in the upcoming 600 MHz auction.2 The motivation for the limit is the same as in other countries: to prevent excessive concentration of the low-band spectrum in the hands of the dominant incumbents. It is well understood that such concentration undermines competition i ...

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Benefits of Competition in Mobile Broadband Services: A Study by William Lehr

Executive Summary: The U.S. economy is as dependent on its networked Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as it is on its networks of roads, electricity, and water. Advanced telecommunications services—which increasingly include wireless services such as mobile broadband—are essential infrastructure for a 21st Century economy. Keeping pace with the growth in wireless demand is confronting policym ...

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