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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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CCA Commends House for Passing H.R. 4; Improving Tower Siting Processes Protects Consumers and Aviators Alike

Washington, DC – April 27, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes language regarding the marking and lighting of telecommunications towers. Specifically, the legislation requires that towers 50 -200 feet high be either marked in accordance with FAA guidelines or be included in a federal database c ...

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Oaxis Wins CCA’s Startup Pitch Competition

Washington, DC – April 18, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) announced Oaxis as the winner of its start-up showcase competition, which took place during CCA’s 2018 Mobile Carriers Show (“MCS”) in Las Vegas. Eight companies participated in the showcase session – pitching their products and services to competitive carrier executives, technology leaders, and attendees. ...

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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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