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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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CCA Applauds Senate for Passing the Rural Wireless Access Act

Washington, DC – March 2, 2018 – Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.1621, the “Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017” (“Act”), which requires the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) to establish a consistent method for collecting wireless broadband coverage data. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) applauds the Senate for passing the Act, and especially commends Sena ...

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CCA Supports Commissioner Carr’s Plan to Streamline Infrastructure Siting Policies for Mobile Broadband

Washington, DC – February 28, 2018 – Today, Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) Commissioner Brendan Carr announced a new plan to advance next generation and 5G deployments in the United States on which the FCC will vote during its March Open Meeting. Specifically, the plan excludes small wireless facilities from the environmental and historic review procedures that were designed for l ...

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Rural and Regional Carriers Urge FCC to Streamline Infrastructure Policies and Provide Regulatory Certainty

Washington, DC – February 27, 2018 – Today, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), twenty-four non-nationwide carrier CEOs and senior executives and Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to promptly streamline infrastructure policies by providing regulatory certainty around sitting processes, timelines and fees to deploy and upgrade mobile ...

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FCC Should Deny Verizon, Straight Path Transaction and Allow Competitors the Opportunity to Acquire Spectrum on Competitively Neutral Terms

Washington, DC – February 20, 2018 – Today, in an Application for Review, or in the alternative a Petition for Reconsideration, filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) petitioned the Commission to reconsider the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s (“Bureau”) Memorandum Opinion and Order (“MO&O”) approving the transfer of spectrum li ...

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CCA Commends House Energy and Commerce Committee for Markup of H.R. 4986

Washington, DC – February 15, 2018 – Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (“Committee”) held a markup of H.R. 4986, the “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018,” or the “RAY BAUM’S Act.” The Committee favorably reported the bill by unanimous voice vote for consideration by the House of Representatives. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Cha ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

Washington, DC – February 13, 2018 – Today Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 (“Act”), which directs the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) to establish a national standard to determine whether rural areas have access to mobile broadband services comparable to their urban counterparts. Compe ...

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