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CCA’s Rebecca Murphy Thompson Named to Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Working Group

Washington, DC – May 16, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups, and Chairman Ajit Pai appointed Rebecca Murphy Thompson to serve as a member of the Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers Working Group. CCA thanks the Commission for including CCA on the working group and congratulates Thompson ...

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Reliable, Standardized Data and a Robust Challenge Process are Critical to Responsibly Distributing Mobility Fund II Support

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) reiterated the importance for the FCC to implement a robust, efficient and targeted challenge process for the Mobility Fund II (MF II) program. CCA shares the Commission’s, Congress’s, and industry’s vision for a successful MF II program and sup ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan Introduction of Rural Wireless Act to Standardize Coverage Data and Support Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Rural Wireless Act, which would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect standardized data to determine areas eligible for Universal Service Fund (USF) support or similar programs ...

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CCA, ITTA Encourage Treating Disbursements from Broadband Programs as Non-Taxable to Advance Rural Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and ITTA – the Voice of America’s Broadband Providers (ITTA) sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee leadership encouraging Congress to treat disbursements from all federal broadband programs, including the Universal Service Fund (USF), as non-taxable, as it works to reform the tax code ...

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Competition for Mobile Wireless Services Is Not Present Nationwide

Washington, DC – May 8, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to consider the number of unserved and underserved areas and undertake a traditional market power analysis based on accurate data when crafting its Twentieth Annual Report on the State of Competition in the Mobile Wireless Ma ...

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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 ...

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Competitive Carriers Are Utilizing LMDS Spectrum to Bridge the Digital Divide Despite Claims that will “Fix” the Band

Washington, DC – May 3, 2017 – Late yesterday, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to reject proposals to relax certain satellite operations rules in local multi-point distribution service (LMDS) spectrum adopted in the Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order. The Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order ...

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Carolina West Wireless and Chat Mobility Join the CCA Device Hub

Washington, DC – April 28, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced that Carolina West Wireless (Carolina West) and Chat Mobility have joined the CCA Device Hub (Hub). In addition to enabling carriers to better manage their device portfolios from end-to-end, the Hub, in partnership with Sprint, gives participating CCA carrier members the opportunity to access a broader ecosystem of dev ...

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Mobility Fund II Should Target Support to Rural Areas that Need It Most; Decision Must Be Based on Reliable, Standardized Facts

Washington, DC – April 26, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association encouraged the FCC to ensure it bases its Mobility Fund II (MF-II) program funding decisions on consistent, clear and standardized data. To do this, the FCC’s collection method and challenge process must be targeted and robust, ease burdens on smaller en ...

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