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 Wicker, Hassan and Moran for introducing the bill to help ensure unserved and underserved areas have the opportunity to access critical MF II support.
“I thank Senators Wicker, Hassan and Moran for their bipartisan leadership on the MAP Broadband Act,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “Many competitive carriers serve rural or hard-to-reach areas of the country and rely on critical MF II support to serve their customers and expand their networks. The challenge process is a key part of the MF II program and the MAP Broadband Act will help ensure unserved and underserved areas, especially those in rural America, are not left behind in the digital world.”
“Extending the challenge process window until November 27, 2018 and requiring the FCC to publish monthly updates on the challenge process will provide carriers, as well as state, local, and Tribal governments, greater clarity and better opportunities to participate in the challenge process. This is a critical issue for CCA members, and the FCC must get it right. I commend Senators Wicker, Hassan and Moran for their leadership on this issue and fully support this legislation moving forward.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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