CCA Commends the House of Representatives for Passing RAY BAUM’S Act
Washington, DC – March 6, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4986, the Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018 (“RAY BAUM’S Act”). Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends the House for passing the bill, which reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), promotes the deployment of next-generation wireless services, resolves spectrum auction deposits concerns and advances key priorities from S. 19, the MOBILE NOW Act.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I applaud the House for its overwhelming bipartisan support of RAY BAUM’S Act. There is a lot to like in this bill, including removing a barrier to holding spectrum auctions, ensuring a timely repacking process so that incentive auction spectrum can be put to use by winning bidders, and updating mobile coverage data – while also reauthorizing the FCC and containing key provisions from the MOBILE NOW Act. I thank the House for passing the bipartisan RAY BAUM’S Act and urge swift passage by the Senate.”
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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