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FCC Should Deny Verizon’s Applications to Aggregate 5G Spectrum

Washington, DC – June 26, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed a Petition to Deny with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) encouraging the Commission to deny the application of Verizon Wireless and XO Holdings (“Verizon/Nextlink Application”) and, where applicable, the application of Verizon Communications, Inc. and Straight Path Communications, Inc. (“Verizon/Str ...

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America’s Small Businesses Will Benefit from Reliable Coverage Data, Streamlined Infrastructure Policies and Access to Spectrum

Washington, DC – June 22, 2017 – Today, Tim Donovan, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) testified before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade in its hearing entitled, “Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America.” CCA thanks Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA), Ranking Member Brad Schneider (D-IL) and M ...

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Coverage Data Must Accurately Reflect Areas that Still Lack Broadband Services

Washington, DC – June 21, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled, “Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America.” Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ranking Member Doyle (D-PA), and Members of the Subcommittee for focusing on this important issue, ...

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Policymakers Must Use Standardized Data to Ensure USF Support Reaches Areas In-Need

Washington, DC – June 20, 2017 – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet held a hearing entitled, “The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment,” to examine the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Universal Service Fund (USF) and its capabilities for the deployment of broadban ...

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CCA Applauds Introduction of Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2017

Washington, DC – June 16, 2017 – Yesterday, Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2017 (“Act”), which would direct the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC or Commission”) to implement regulations that establish a national standard to determine whether rural areas have access to mobile broadband services comparab ...

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Removing Barriers to Advanced Broadband Services Deployment Will Benefit Consumers and Economy

Washington, DC – June 15, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to create strong national standards for broadband deployment to stimulate increased investment and buildout, especially in rural, historically underserved areas. Specifically, the FCC should exercise its authority to stream ...

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FCC Should Consolidate its Review of Verizon’s Proposed Transactions to Assess Collective Impact on Consumers and Spectrum Access

Washington, DC – June 13, 2017 – Today, in a Motion for Consolidation filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the FCC to consolidate its review of the Verizon/Straight Path and Verizon/Nextlink (XO) transactions (collectively, Transactions) to prevent further consolidation of millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum by one of the nation’s ...

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