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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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Prohibiting USF-Supported Carriers from Purchasing Certain Equipment Will Harm Consumers and Competition

Washington, DC – June 1, 2018 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) opposed the FCC’s proposed rule that would prohibit Universal Service Fund (“USF”) support being used to purchase or obtain equipment or services from any providers identified as posing a national security risk to communications networks or the ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act of 2018

Washington, DC – May 24, 2018 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act of 2018 (“MAP Broadband Act”), which aims to reform the Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) challenge process conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Senators Wick ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan Approval of the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

Washington, DC – May 22, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (“Committee”) favorably reported S. 2418, the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for sponsoring the bill and applauds the entire Committee for advancing the legislation, ...

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Regulations on New Technologies Should Enhance Innovation and Complement Existing Processes

Washington, DC – May 21, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) regarding efforts to use Section 7 of the Communications Act as a tool for unleashing new technologies across the United States. CCA applauds the FCC for exploring alternative ways to enable new technologies but cautioned the Commission to ensure n ...

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Policymakers Should Conduct Thorough Review of National Security Threats Before Implementing Final Solutions

Washington, DC – May 16, 2018 – Today, the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing entitled, “Telecommunications, Global Competitiveness, and National Security.” Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ranking Member Michael Doyle (D-PA) and Members of the Subcommittee for holding the hearing foc ...

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CCA Emphasizes Unique Challenges of Competitive Carriers and the Importance of Partnerships at FCC WEA Roundtable

Washington, DC – May 15, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated in a Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) roundtable discussion on emergency alerting and the FCC’s Wireless Emergency Alerts (“WEA”) program entitled, “Effective Coordination and Partnerships.” Courtney Neville, Associate General Counsel of CCA, participated on the roundtable and emphasized the ...

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CCA Urges the FCC to Auction All Available Millimeter Wave Spectrum Bands as Quickly as Possible

Washington, DC – May 9, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) regarding bidding procedures for auctioning 28 GHz and 24 GHz millimeter wave (“mmW”) spectrum. Specifically, CCA encouraged the FCC to auction all available mmW spectrum bands as expeditiously as possible, modify bidding procedures to enhance parti ...

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FCC Should Make Minor Modifications to MF II Challenge Process

Washington, DC – May 7, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed a Reply with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in response to the Rural Wireless Association’s Application for Review of the FCC’s Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) Challenge Process Public Notice. CCA agrees that the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the W ...

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