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New Economic Study Illustrates Positive Economic Impact and Job Growth Potential of AIRWAVES Act

Washington, DC – October 17, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) released a new study on the positive economic impact 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 St ...

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CCA Reiterates Support for the FCC’s Proposed Geographic Area Licensing Rules for 3.5 GHz Spectrum

Washington, DC – October 16, 2018 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its support for the FCC’s draft Report and Order (“draft Order”) seeking to revise existing rules governing Citizens Band Radio Services (“CBRS”), specifically by proposing to license Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) at the c ...

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Rural and Regional Carriers Support FCC’s Proposed Geographic Area Licensing Rules for Valuable 3.5 GHz Spectrum

Washington, DC – October 12, 2018 – Today, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) twenty rural and regional carrier CEOs and senior-ranking officials, along with Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) President & CEO Steven K. Berry, supported the FCC’s proposed draft Report and Order (“draft Order”) to revise existing rules governing Citizens Band Radio Services (“CB ...

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CCA Announces New Board Members

Washington, DC – October 9, 2018 – Last week, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA” or “Association”) held its Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.  On Tuesday, October 2, members met and elected members of the 2018/2019 the Board of Directors. ...

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CCA Thanks the FCC for Moving Forward to Adopt Rules for the 3.5 GHz Band

Washington, DC – October, 2 2018 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) announced that at this month’s Open Meeting, it will consider an item to revise its existing rules governing Citizens Band Radio Services (“CBRS”), which will utilize spectrum between 3.55 to 3.70 GHz. While CCA looks forward to reviewing the Commission’s draft item in detail, we applaud the FCC’s good wo ...

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CCA Commends White House 5G Summit

Washington, DC – September 28, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated in a 5G Summit at the White House. The summit featured key leaders from across the Administration demonstrating a commitment to supporting global leadership in 5G and next-generation broadband deployment. ...

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CCA Applauds FCC’s Ongoing Action to Address Infrastructure Siting Barriers

Washington, DC – September 25, 2018 – At today’s Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) voted to adopt a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order to address inconsistent and unpredictable siting obstacles faced by competitive carriers at the state and local levels. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauds the FCC’s adoption of today’s item, which builds upo ...

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CCA Supports FCC Action to Streamline State and Local Infrastructure Siting Barriers

Washington, DC – September 19, 2018 – Today, in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauded the FCC for its draft Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, which the Commission is scheduled to vote upon at its upcoming Open Meeting. The draft Order aptly highlights certain jurisdictions that have adopted reasonable legi ...

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CCA Supports the FCC’s Efforts to Expeditiously Auction mmW Spectrum Through Tailored Policy Reforms for the 39 GHz Band

Washington, DC – September 17, 2018 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) expressed its support for the Commission’s plan to together auction valuable millimeter (“mmW”) spectrum in the Upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands. The Commission also should consider adding other bands such as the 42 GHz to this prop ...

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