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CCA Joins CCIA, ITTA, and NTCA in Opposition to FCC’s Proposal Prohibit USF-Supported Carriers from Purchasing Certain Equipment to the Detriment of Consumers and Competition

Washington, DC – July 2, 2018 - Today, in joint reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), the Computer & Communications Industry Association (“CCIA”), ITTA - The Voice of America’s Broadband Providers (“ITTA”), and NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”) (collectively, “the Associations”), opposed the FCC’s prop ...

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CCA Applauds the Bipartisan Introduction of the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act

Washington, DC – June 29, 2018 – Yesterday, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced S. 3157, the Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act (“STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act”). This bill lays the groundwork for speeding up the deployment of next-generation wireless services. Competitive Carriers ...

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CCA Thanks Senate Commerce Committee for Advancing Nomination of Geoffrey Starks as FCC Commissioner

Washington, DC – June 27, 2018 –Today, in an Executive Session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) advanced the nomination of Geoffrey Starks as a Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) by a unanimous voice vote. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks the Committee for advancing this nomination and urges swift ...

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CCA’s Courtney Neville Awarded FCBA Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award

Washington, DC – June 20, 2018 – Today, the Federal Communications Bar Association (“FCBA”) Foundation honored Courtney Neville, Associate General Counsel of Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), with its 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Neville was recognized for her extraordinary public service contributions throughout the year, especially her efforts to review and award FCBA scholarships, and her p ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the SPECTRUM NOW Act

Washington, DC – June 6, 2018 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Supplementing the Pipeline for Efficient Control of The Resources for Users Making New Opportunities for Wireless Act (“SPECTRUM NOW Act”).  These companion bills would allow the Spectrum Relocation Fund to be used for ...

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Prohibiting USF-Supported Carriers from Purchasing Certain Equipment Will Harm Consumers and Competition

Washington, DC – June 1, 2018 – Today, in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) opposed the FCC’s proposed rule that would prohibit Universal Service Fund (“USF”) support being used to purchase or obtain equipment or services from any providers identified as posing a national security risk to communications networks or the ...

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CCA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act of 2018

Washington, DC – May 24, 2018 – Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Mobile Accuracy and Precision Broadband Act of 2018 (“MAP Broadband Act”), which aims to reform the Mobility Fund II (“MF II”) challenge process conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Senators Wick ...

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CCA Commends Bipartisan Approval of the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

Washington, DC – May 22, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (“Committee”) favorably reported S. 2418, the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for sponsoring the bill and applauds the entire Committee for advancing the legislation, ...

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Regulations on New Technologies Should Enhance Innovation and Complement Existing Processes

Washington, DC – May 21, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) regarding efforts to use Section 7 of the Communications Act as a tool for unleashing new technologies across the United States. CCA applauds the FCC for exploring alternative ways to enable new technologies but cautioned the Commission to ensure n ...

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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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