CCA Commends House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee for Advancing Policies to Improve Broadband Data Maps, Secure Networks, and Efficiently Use Spectrum
Washington, DC – November 14, 2019 – Today the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology favorably reported several bipartisan bills to the full Energy & Commerce Committee, including H.R. 4229, the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (Broadband DATA) Act,” H.R. 4227, the “Mapping Accuracy Promotes Services (MAPS) Act,” H.R. 4998, the “Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act,” H.R. 4461, the “Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019,” the “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019,” and the “Studying How to Harness Airwave Resources Efficiently (SHARE) Act of 2019,” among other legislation. Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) thanks Chairman Michael Doyle (D-PA), Ranking Member Robert Latta (R-OH) and the entire Subcommittee for advancing the bills, which will help produce more reliable broadband data coverage maps and secure the nation’s telecommunications networks.
“I thank Chairman Doyle, Ranking Member Latta and Members of the Subcommittee for their bipartisan work to advance these important bills,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “CCA members care deeply about network security and consumer safety, and together several of these bills will provide all carriers with guidance to secure their communications networks and resources to replace covered network elements. These provide much-needed clarity on a difficult issue.”
“Fixing flawed broadband data maps is one of CCA’s top priorities and is key to closing the digital divide. More reliable data is absolutely critical to appropriately directing resources to ensure areas in-need are eligible for support, including Mobility Fund II. I commend the Subcommittee for its bipartisan work to advance today’s bills and urge swift consideration by the full Committee.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Members range from small, rural carriers serving fewer than 5,000 customers to regional and nationwide providers serving millions of customers, as well as vendors and suppliers that provide products and services throughout the wireless communications ecosystem. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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