CCA Commends the Senate for Passing Legislation to Improve Broadband Coverage Maps and to Address Robocalls
Washington, DC – December 19, 2019 – Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks the Senate for advancing legislation that will improve broadband coverage maps and help promote trust in voice communications.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I applaud the Senate for passing S. 1822, the “Broadband DATA Act.” Updating the parameters used to create broadband data maps will help bring critical mobile broadband to unserved and underserved areas, and I commend Congress for its bipartisan work to improve the data collection process to correctly identify areas still in need of coverage. No American should be left behind in the digital world, and more accurate maps will help this goal become a reality. I thank both the Senate and the House of Representatives for their work to each pass legislation to produce more reliable maps, we look forward to continued work to send a bill to the President.”
“I commend the Senate for passing S. 151, the ‘Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act’ or the ‘Pallone-Thune TRACED Act,’ and urge the President to sign this bipartisan bill into law. Robocalls have been the number one consumer complaint at the FCC, and this legislation takes steps to provide customers with trusted voice communications. I thank Congress for its work to address this issue and for taking steps to implement effective call authentication programs that address this significant consumer complaint.”
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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