CCA Applauds Starks, Carr Confirmations to New FCC Terms
Washington, DC – January 3, 2019 – Late yesterday, the Senate confirmed Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks to new terms as Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) by unanimous voice vote. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the Senate for confirming both nominees, and congratulates Commissioners Carr and Starks.
“I applaud the Senate for confirming Brendan Carr to a second term and Geoffrey Starks as the newest Commissioner of the FCC,” said Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of CCA. “Commissioner Carr has done yeoman’s work on improving infrastructure policies, and his work to improve the deployment process will greatly benefit competitive carriers, and more importantly, consumers, especially those in rural America.”
“Mr. Starks’ experience and recognition of the need for more spectrum and modernized siting policies make him an excellent addition to the FCC. Both gentlemen are committed to closing the digital divide and to ensuring no American is left behind in the digital world. It is good to see the FCC back to ‘full strength’ with five Commissioners, and I look forward to continued work with the Commission on issues most important to competitive carriers.”
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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