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CCA Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee

Washington, DC – February 6, 2019 – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (“Committee”) held a hearing entitled, “Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States.”  Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) testified before the Committee along with Brad Gillen, EVP of CTIA; Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO ...

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CCA Congratulates Senator Wicker as New Chairman of the Commerce Committee

Washington, DC – January 9, 2019 – Today, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) was elected to serve as the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) congratulates Senator Wicker and looks forward to continued work with the Chairman and the entire Committee on issues most important to competitive carriers. ...

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CCA Applauds Starks, Carr Confirmations to New FCC Terms

Washington, DC – January 3, 2019 – Late yesterday, the Senate confirmed Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks to new terms as Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) by unanimous voice vote.  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the Senate for confirming both nominees, and congratulates Commissioners Carr and Starks. ...

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FCC Should Promote Flexible Use of C-Band Spectrum

Washington, DC – December 11, 2018 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to adopt policies that promote flexible use of 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum (“C-Band”).  Mid-band spectrum plays an important role in 5G development, and CCA urged the Commission to clear at least 320 megahertz of C ...

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CCA Commends RAY BAUM’S Act for Important Steps to Close the Digital Divide

Washington, DC – December 11, 2018 – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing entitled, “RAY BAUM’S Act: A Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide.”  Tim Donovan, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) testified before the Subcommittee, commending enactment ...

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CCA Members Remain Committed to Meeting Hearing Aid Compatibility Requirements

Washington, DC – November 15, 2018 – Today, during its November Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Report and Order (“Order”) that updates Hearing Aid Compatibility (“HAC”) reporting requirements.  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks the Commission for its work on HAC issues, as CCA members remain committed to ensuring that all consumers, includ ...

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CCA and BuyBack Booth Partner to Provide Handset Trade-In Program to CCA Members and Consumers

Washington, DC – November 13, 2018 – Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) and BuyBack Booth today announced a strategic partnership to provide cellular handset trade-in programs in retail stores of CCA members.  BuyBack Booth’s program includes the use of a proprietary on-phone diagnostic application and a point-of-purchase machine, which will help eliminate the various operational obstacles and financi ...

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CCA Urges FCC to Make Additional Mid-Band Spectrum Available for Flexible Use

Washington, DC – October 29, 2018 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to make more mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for flexible use, while appropriately protecting incumbent users, particularly those providing critical services to remote areas of the United States ...

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CCA Applauds Administration’s Creation of a National Spectrum Strategy

Today, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Commerce to develop a national spectrum strategy and to produce several reports on spectrum related issues.  Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauds the Administration for its focus on spectrum policy, as access to additional valuable spectrum resources will help foster economic growth and spur innovation, especi ...

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IoT America Named CCA’s Startup Pitch Competition Winner

Washington, DC – October 24, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) announced Internet of Things America LLC as the winner of its startup pitch competition, which took place at CCA’s 2018 Annual Convention (“Convention”) in Orlando, FL.  Eight innovative companies presented their products and services to competitive carrier executives, technology leaders, and attendees, and IoT America was s ...

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