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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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CCA Commends the House of Representatives for Passing RAY BAUM’S Act

Washington, DC – March 6, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4986, the Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018 (“RAY BAUM’S Act”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the House for passing the bill, which reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), promotes the deployment of next-generation wireles ...

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FCC Commissioner Carr Visits Rural Virginia; CCA Member Shentel Demonstrates and Discusses Mobile Broadband Buildout Plans and Challenges

Washington, DC – March 6, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) member company Shentel welcomed Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) Commissioner Brendan Carr to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to demonstrate and discuss current and future broadband buildout plans and the importance of ensuring rural areas have access to robust mobile services. CCA thanks Commissioner ...

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CCA’s Tim Donovan Testifies on the Importance of Policies to Support Ubiquitous Mobile Broadband Service

Washington, DC – March 6, 2018 – Today, the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology and Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade (“Subcommittees”) held a hearing entitled, “Disconnected: Rural Broadband and the Business Case for Small Carriers,” to examine the disparities between large, nationwide carriers and small, rural carriers that contribu ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on RAY BAUM’S Act and MOBILE NOW

Washington, DC – March 2, 2018 – Today, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SC), Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the RAY BAUM’S Act (H.R. 4986), which reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or ...

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