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CCA’s Director of Legislative Affairs Speaks on Bridging the Digital Divide at Congressional Round Table in Pennsylvania

Washington, DC – August 3, 2018 – Yesterday, Maribeth Collins, Director of Legislative Affairs at Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. The discussion, entitled “Rural Broadband: Bridging the Digital Divide,” also featured CCA carrier member company T-Mobile as well as representatives ...

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CCA’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel Speaks on Broadband Deployment At NCTC/ACA Event

Washington, DC – August 1, 2018 – Yesterday, Rebecca Murphy Thompson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated on a panel entitled “Wireless: Broadband Disrupter or Best Friend?”  at “The Independent Show,” produced by the National Cable Television Cooperative (“NCTC”) and American Cable Association (“ACA”) in Anaheim, California. Alongside CCA me ...

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CCA Encourages FCC to Continue Progress Toward Making America 5G Ready Through Competition and Tailored Regulatory Reform

Washington, DC – July 27, 2018 – There are still too many parts of the United States that lack access to reliable 3G and 4G mobile wireless coverage. Yesterday, as the industry is in the midst of a transition to next-generation and 5G technologies, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) submitted comments with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) to discuss the current state of mo ...

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The FCC Should Affirm Prior Decision to Increase the MF II Speed Test Measurements Buffer Zone

Washington, DC – July 23, 2018 – Today, in a reply filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its support for the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s and Wireline Competition Bureau’s (collectively, the “Bureaus”) decision to adopt a 400-meter buffer for speed test measurements in the Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) challenge pro ...

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CCA Supports FCC Action to Remove State and Local Barriers to Infrastructure Deployment

Washington, DC – July 16, 2018 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its call for the FCC to use its authority under Sections 253 and 332 of the Communications Act, as amended, to address state and local siting processes that effectively prohibit carriers from deploying telecommunications services in areas that n ...

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CCA Joins CCIA, ITTA, and NTCA in Opposition to FCC’s Proposal Prohibit USF-Supported Carriers from Purchasing Certain Equipment to the Detriment of Consumers and Competition

Washington, DC – July 2, 2018 - Today, in joint reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), the Computer & Communications Industry Association (“CCIA”), ITTA - The Voice of America’s Broadband Providers (“ITTA”), and NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”) (collectively, “the Associations”), opposed the FCC’s prop ...

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CCA Applauds the Bipartisan Introduction of the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act

Washington, DC – June 29, 2018 – Yesterday, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced S. 3157, the Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act (“STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act”). This bill lays the groundwork for speeding up the deployment of next-generation wireless services. Competitive Carriers ...

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CCA Thanks Senate Commerce Committee for Advancing Nomination of Geoffrey Starks as FCC Commissioner

Washington, DC – June 27, 2018 –Today, in an Executive Session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) advanced the nomination of Geoffrey Starks as a Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) by a unanimous voice vote. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks the Committee for advancing this nomination and urges swift ...

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CCA’s Courtney Neville Awarded FCBA Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award

Washington, DC – June 20, 2018 – Today, the Federal Communications Bar Association (“FCBA”) Foundation honored Courtney Neville, Associate General Counsel of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), with its 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Neville was recognized for her extraordinary public service contributions throughout the year, especially her efforts to review and award FCBA scholarships, and her p ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the SPECTRUM NOW Act

Washington, DC – June 6, 2018 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Supplementing the Pipeline for Efficient Control of The Resources for Users Making New Opportunities for Wireless Act (“SPECTRUM NOW Act”).  These companion bills would allow the Spectrum Relocation Fund to be used for ...

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