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National Security Is a Top Priority for CCA Members; Tying the Issue to USF Support Could Disproportionately Impact Smaller Carriers

Washington, DC – April 17, 2018 – Today, during its April Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to ensure Universal Service Fund (“USF”) support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the United States. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) fully supports effor ...

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FCC Should Ensure All Carriers Can Efficiently Deploy Next-Generation Technologies Using mmW Spectrum

Washington, DC – April 11, 2018 – Today, in ex partes filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauded the Commission’s efforts to facilitate access to additional spectrum resources through its draft Public Notice seeking comment on bidding procedures for the 28 GHz and 24 GHz auctions. CCA further encouraged the FCC to expeditiousl ...

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FCC Should Grant CCA’s Application for Review and Auction FiberTower’s Valuable Licenses

Washington, DC – April 2, 2018 – Today, in a Reply to the Opposition of AT&T filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) urged the Commission to reverse the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s (“Bureau”) Consent Order approving the AT&T/FiberTower transaction and auction FiberTower’s terminated licenses. The Bureau did not conduct a mea ...

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FCC Should Grant CCA’s Application for Review of FiberTower Order and Ensure All Providers Access mmW Spectrum at Auction

Washington, DC – March 23, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed a reply to the Opposition filed by AT&T and to CCA’s Application for Review regarding the AT&T/ FiberTower Spectrum Holdings, LLC (“FiberTower”) transaction (the “Transaction”). CCA encouraged the Commission to grant its Application for Review and reverse the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s (“Bureau”) Order on Reman ...

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CCA Commends FCC for Adopting Infrastructure Order to Streamline Wireless Deployments

Washington, DC – March 22, 2018 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Second Report and Order (“Order”) that clarifies and modifies the procedures for National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”) and National Environmental Protection Act (“NEPA”) review of wireless infrastructure deployments and defines small wireless facilities as not a federal undertaking. Competi ...

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CCA Testifies on Closing the Digital Divide

Washington, DC – March 22, 2018 – Today, Tim Donovan, Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (“Subcommittee”) in its hearing entitled, “Legislative Hearing on Four Communications Bills.” CCA thanks the Subcommittee for introduci ...

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FCC Should Grant CCA’s Application for Review of Verizon/Straight Path Transaction

Washington, DC – March 20, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed a Reply to the Joint Opposition filed by Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) and Straight Path Spectrum, LLC (“Straight Path”) to CCA’s Application for Review regarding the Verizon/Straight Path transaction (the “Transaction”). CCA underscored the Wireless Bureau’s (“Bureau”) failure to conduct a sufficient review of ...

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CCA Supports FCC’s Proposed Broadband Infrastructure Reforms

Washington, DC – March 16, 2018 – Late yesterday and today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), as well as several CCA member companies, filed several ex partes with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in support of the FCC’s proposed broadband infrastructure reforms. CCA and its members including Nex-Tech Wireless, HTC Inc. and GCI Communications Corp, emphasized the importa ...

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CCA Testifies on Preserving and Expanding Mobile Broadband Deployment in Rural America

Washington, DC – March 13, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing entitled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Investing in Next Generation Broadband.” Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) testified before the Subcommitte ...

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CCA Files Application for Review and Petition for a Stay of AT&T/FiberTower Transaction

Washington, DC – March 12, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed an Application for Review, or in the alternative Petition for Reconsideration, and Petition for a Stay (“Petition”) with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) regarding the Memorandum Opinion and Order (“Consent Order”) approving the transfer of millimeter-wave (“mmW”) spectrum licenses from Fiber ...

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