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Policymakers Should Address the Siting Fees Stemming from Historic Review to Promote Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

Washington, DC – June 8, 2017 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association released a White Paper entitled “Clearing the Path for America’s Wireless Future; Addressing Hurdles to Meet the Pressing Need for our Nation’s Wireless Infrastructure.” The White Paper explains the need to reform the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) approach to historic review of broadband infrastructure siting a ...

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Sound Economic Analysis and Targeted FCC Intervention Will Close the Digital Divide in Rural and Remote Markets

Washington, DC – June 7, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to use sound economic analysis and data to identify rural and remote markets of the United States that are not effectively competitive, and to implement targeted reforms to address service discrepancies in these areas. ...

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CCA Commends FCC and OSHA for Commitment to Communications Tower Climber Safety

Washington, DC – June 1, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) and the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the Communications Tower Best Practices Guide (Guide). Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) commends the Commission and OSHA for releasing the Guide, which raises awareness and provides “best practices” on tower climbe ...

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To Spur 5G Investment and Deployment, FCC Should Auction FiberTower’s Terminated Licenses

Washington, DC – May 31, 2017 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) again urged the Commission to reject AT&T’s request to obtain FiberTower’s 650 terminated licenses. Instead, the FCC should recover and re-auction the unconstructed spectrum in the 39 GHz band, and potentially the 24 GHz band, for the benefit of w ...

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Mobility Fund II Framework Must Encourage Participation and Advance Ubiquitous Services

Washington, DC – May 26, 2017 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) supported requests that the Commission reconsider certain rules adopted in the Mobility Fund II Report & Order (MF II Order) to ensure the program promotes stakeholder participation and achieves the FCC’s goal to advance ubiquitous deployment o ...

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Policymakers Must Promote Broadband as a Means to Providing Improved Health Services for Consumers

Washington, DC – May 24, 2017 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the FCC and Congress to foster policies that promote broadband deployment to further advancements in telehealth technologies for the benefit of consumers. CCA recommended that the FCC promote policies that unlock critical spectrum resource ...

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CCA’s Rebecca Murphy Thompson Named to Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Working Group

Washington, DC – May 16, 2017 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups, and Chairman Ajit Pai appointed Rebecca Murphy Thompson to serve as a member of the Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers Working Group. CCA thanks the Commission for including CCA on the working group and congratulates Thompson ...

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Reliable, Standardized Data and a Robust Challenge Process are Critical to Responsibly Distributing Mobility Fund II Support

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) reiterated the importance for the FCC to implement a robust, efficient and targeted challenge process for the Mobility Fund II (MF II) program. CCA shares the Commission’s, Congress’s, and industry’s vision for a successful MF II program and sup ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan Introduction of Rural Wireless Act to Standardize Coverage Data and Support Broadband Deployment

Washington, DC – May 11, 2017 – Today, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Rural Wireless Act, which would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect standardized data to determine areas eligible for Universal Service Fund (USF) support or similar programs ...

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