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CCA Thanks Senate Commerce Committee for Advancing Nomination of David Redl as NTIA Administrator

Washington, DC – October 4, 2017 - Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (Committee) unanimously voted to advance the nomination of David Redl as the next Administrator of the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA). Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) and the entire Committee for act ...

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CCA Commends FCC for Recognizing Challenges Small Carriers Face in Completing Nationwide Number Portability

Washington, DC – October 3, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI) attempting to accomplish nationwide number portability, noting that among wireless competitors, smaller rural and regional carriers are at a disadvantage compared to their nationwide counterparts. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA ...

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CCA Congratulates Chairman Ajit Pai on Reconfirmation to FCC

Washington, DC – October 3, 2017 – Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) Chairman Ajit Pai to an additional term as a member of the FCC. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks the Senate for confirming Chairman Pai and congratulates the Chairman. In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I thank the Senate for its work to ...

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Policymakers Must Maintain the Incentive Auction Repacking Timeline to Ensure a Safe and Efficient Transition for Consumers and Industry

Washington, DC – September 7, 2017 – Today, Rebecca Murphy Thompson, EVP & General Counsel of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), testified before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in a hearing entitled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges.” CCA thanks Chairman Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Pallone (D-N ...

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The FCC Should Deny the Proposed Sinclair, Tribune Transaction to Protect Consumers and the 600 MHz Repacking Process

Washington, DC – August 29, 2017 – Today in a Reply to the Consolidated Opposition to Petitions to Deny the proposed transaction between Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) and Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the transaction to protect the public interest and ensure a timely repack process of the recently auctioned 600 MHz li ...

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The FCC Should Reject Verizon’s Attempt to Amass Millimeter Wave Spectrum, and Instead Auction Straight Path’s Licenses to Protect Consumers and Industry Competition

Washington, DC – August 25, 2017 – Today, in a reply to the joint opposition of Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) and Straight Path Communications Inc. (“Straight Path”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to grant CCA’s petition to deny and make a substantial portion of Straight Path’s license portfolio available to all carriers at auction. The proposed transaction wou ...

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The FCC Should Deny the Verizon/Straight Path Transaction to Protect Against Saturation of mmW Spectrum Critical to 5G

Washington, DC – August 11, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transaction to transfer the control of Local Multipoint Distribution Service, 39 GHz, 3650-3700 MHz, and common carrier fixed point to point microwave licenses from Straight Path Commu ...

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FCC Should Deny Proposed Tribune/Sinclair Transaction to Further an Expeditious Post-Incentive Auction Repack and Mobile Broadband Service Across the U.S.

Washington, DC – August 7, 2017 – Today, in a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transfer of control of licenses from Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”) to Sinclair Broadcasting Group (“Sinclair”). Sinclair and Tribune are two of the largest broadcasting companies in ...

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CCA Applauds Senate Passage of the MOBILE NOW Act

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauds the Senate for passing the legislation, which seeks to boost the development of next-generation 5G broadband by ensuring more spectrum is made available for commerci ...

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Consumers and Industry Will Benefit from FCC Action During “Rural Broadband Month” to Bridge the Digital Divide

Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 – Today, during its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) took significant steps to facilitate its “Rural Broadband Month” agenda in an effort to bridge the digital divide. The Commission adopted a Second Report & Order to distribute Mobility Fund II support to areas where service is lacking; a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revi ...

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