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From Tower Infrastructure to Spectrum – Competitive Carriers Need Certainty

By Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA In 2010, T-Mobile South, LLC (T-Mobile) was denied permission to construct a tower on vacant residential property in Roswell, GA, and did not receive a timely written explanation from the city council as to why its request was denied until just a few days before the deadline to appeal the city’s decision. The issue was addressed by a federal district court, which fou ...

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Ericsson inks LTE rollout deals with eight rural cellcos in US, Guam

9 May 2012 Swedish telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson has announced a series of deals to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks for a number of small-scale rural mobile operators in parts of the US and also Guam, an unincorporated US territory located in the western Pacific Ocean. Ericsson lists the companies as follows: Kentucky-based Appalachian Wireless (which will deploy LTE across the Appalachian Mo ...

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CCA Again Calls for USF Reform as FCC Increases Universal Service Contribution Factor

Washington, DC – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the second quarter of 2010 will be 15.3 percent, an increase of 1.2 percent from the first quarter of 2010. In reaction to the FCC’s announcement, CCA again calls on the Commission to reform the current process of restructuring the Universal Service Fund (USF). In August ...

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FCC to Hold Colloquium on Public Safety and Homeland Security Portion of the National Broadband Plan

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) today announced it will hold a colloquium on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to discuss the public safety and homeland security portion of the National Broadband Plan (Plan) that will have since been submitted to Congress on March 17, 2010. The event will be held in the Com ...

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CCA Urges NTIA and RUS to Fund the Future of Wireless

Washington, DC – Today, the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet held a hearing to examine the implementation of the broadband programs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Testimonies were given by Larry Strickling on behalf of NTIA and by RUS Administrator Jonathan Adelstein. CCA thanks the Subcommittee and Chairman Boucher for their continued work in oversee ...

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