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FCC Finds MF-II Coverage Maps Not Sufficiently Reliable and Announces Updates for 5G Support

Washington, DC – December 4, 2019 – Today, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a report on its investigation of the data collection process of the mobile broadband data coverage maps alongside an announcement to launch a $9 billion 5G Fund for Rural America, replacing Mobility Fund Phase II (“MF II”). As CCA has long advocated, the report concludes that the parameters used ...

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Advances Policies that Will Improve Broadband Data Maps, Efficiently Use Spectrum, and Secure Networks

Washington, DC – November 21, 2019 – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce favorably reported several bipartisan bills out of Committee, including H.R. 4229, the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (Broadband DATA) Act,” H.R. 4227, the “Mapping Accuracy Promotes Services (MAPS) Act,” H.R. 4998, the “Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Ac ...

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CCA Commends Senators Wicker and Thune for Introducing the 5G Spectrum Act

Washington, DC – November 18, 2019 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the 5G Spectrum Act, which would ensure mid-band spectrum is made available quickly through a public auction process led by the Federal Communications Commission and would require that at least fifty percent of the value of auction revenues be reserved for the American people.  Competitive Carriers Asso ...

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CCA Commends House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee for Advancing Policies to Improve Broadband Data Maps, Secure Networks, and Efficiently Use Spectrum

Washington, DC – November 14, 2019 – Today the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology favorably reported several bipartisan bills to the full Energy & Commerce Committee, including H.R. 4229, the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (Broadband DATA) Act,” H.R. 4227, the “Mapping Accuracy Promotes Services (MAPS) Act ...

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CCA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launch 5G Rural Security Engagement Initiative

Washington, DC – October 2, 2019 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) announced a 5G Rural Security Engagement Initiative (“Rural Engagement Initiative”) to address the significant opportunities as well as challenges that 5G implementation will introduce related to supply chains, connected devices, network security, and market competition with tr ...

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Legislation and Clarity Are Needed to Secure Rural Networks

Washington, DC – September 27, 2019 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled, “Legislating to Secure America’s Wireless Future.”  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Chairman Michael Doyle (D-PA), Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH) and Members of the Subcommittee for holding the hearing and for ...

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FCC Should Standardize the Digital Opportunity Data Collection to Produce More Reliable Coverage Maps

Washington, DC – September 23, 2019 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission,”) Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the FCC to apply a set of factors to the Digital Opportunity Data Collection (“DODC”) that will standardize the data collected, result in a better understanding of wireless carriers’ broadband coverage, and produce more reliabl ...

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Better Broadband Data Maps Will Help Bring Critical Mobile Broadband to Unserved and Underserved Areas

Washington, DC – September 11, 2019 – Today, the House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing entitled, “Legislating to Connect America: Improving the Nation’s Broadband Maps.”  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Chairman Michael Doyle (D-PA), Ranking Member Robert Latta (R-OH) and Members of the Subcommitt ...

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CCA Commends Introduction of Bipartisan House Broadband Mapping Bills

Washington, DC – September 6, 2019 – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Billy Long (R-MO) introduced broadband data mapping bills to improve the granularity and accuracy of current federal broadband data maps. H.R. 4429, The Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (“Broadband DATA Act,”), introduced by Representatives Loebsack a ...

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FCC Should Adopt the 5G Plus Plan

Washington, DC – August 15, 2019 – Yesterday, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association (“ACA Connects”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), and Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”) (collectively, the “Coalition”) urged the Commission to adopt the 5G Plus Plan (the “Plan”), the Coalition’s compre ...

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