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CCA Commends FCC for Adopting Twilight Towers Public Notice

Washington, DC – December 14, 2017 – Today, during its December Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Public Notice seeking comment on a draft Program Comment regarding “Twilight Towers,” which would create a new exclusion from routine historic preservation review requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and associated regulatio ...

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FCC Must Avoid Imposing Additional Burdens on Competitive Carriers in the MF II Data Collection Process

Washington, DC – December 12, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to review and revise its initial burden assessments for the Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) Data Collection process. CCA supports FCC Chairman Pai’s goal of ensuring rural areas have access to mobile broadband services ...

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FCC Should Avoid Burdensome Requirements in the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process

Washington, DC – November 29, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to be mindful of the burdens placed on challenging parties, particularly rural and regional providers, in the Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) challenge process. CCA supports the FCC’s goals to bring high-speed mo ...

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FCC Should Eliminate Burdensome HAC Reporting Requirements

Washington, DC – November 13, 2017 – Today, in joint comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and CTIA encouraged the Commission to eliminate burdensome wireless hearing aid compatibility (“HAC”) reporting requirements for service providers. Consumers using hearing aid devices have multiple resources to choose among the milli ...

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FCC Should Make More mmW Spectrum Available for Competitive Carriers

Washington, DC – November 9, 2017 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its request that the FCC make more millimeter wave (“mmW”) spectrum available to competitive carriers and provide for an expeditious auction of mmW spectrum to allow industry the opportunity to develop a dynamic and competitiv ...

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EdgeMicro Wins CCA’s Startup Pitch Competition

Washington, DC – November 9, 2017 – Today, CCA announced EdgeMicro as the winner of its start-up showcase competition which took place during CCA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Fort Worth, TX. Nine companies participated in the showcase session – pitching their products and services to competitive carrier executives, technology leaders and Convention attendees. ...

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MF-II Challenge Process Must Avoid Overly Burdening Small Carriers

Washington, DC – November 8, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to be mindful of the complicated nature of the proposed Mobility Fund II (“MF-II”) challenge process and the burden it places on challengers, especially for smaller providers. CCA supports the Commission’s goal to ...

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CCA Congratulates David Redl on Confirmation as NTIA Administrator

Washington, DC – November 8, 2017 – Late yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Redl as the next Administrator of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) by voice vote. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the Senate for confirming David Redl and congratulates Mr. Redl on his new position. ...

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Sinclair’s Inadequate RFI Response Requires Prompt Action by the FCC

Washington, DC – November 2, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to suspend the 180-day transition shot clock on the proposed transaction between Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) and Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”) as a result of Sinclair’s failure to provide an adequa ...

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CCA Commends FCC for Granting Tailored Extension to Smaller Carriers in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Program

Washington, DC – November 2, 2017 – Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a unanimous Order granting Competitive Carriers Association’s (“CCA”) Petition for an eighteen-month extension of the compliance deadline for certain requirements adopted in the 2016 Wireless Emergency Alerts (“WEA”) Report & Order, for carriers other than the five largest, and for affirming ...

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