CCA Commends White House 5G Summit
Washington, DC – September 28, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated in a 5G Summit at the White House. The summit featured key leaders from across the Administration demonstrating a commitment to supporting global leadership in 5G and next-generation broadband deployment.
“I am thrilled by today’s joint commitment from Congress, the White House, the Federal Communications Commission, and the several executive departments to supporting efforts for our 5G future of 5G,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “This effort particularly requires finding new spectrum management approaches to ignite network advancements and support the business case for deployment, particularly in rural areas. That includes streamlining federal permitting, leveraging federal assets for deployment, and funding broadband based on reliable data. Additionally, the 5G Summit was particularly timely in light of the FCC’s adoption of a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order this past Wednesday, which seeks to streamline siting barriers at the state and local levels. There is a lot of excitement about what these smart policies mean for the connected future of consumers living in rural and urban corners of the country. Today’s summit gave us further encouragement about the future of 5G in America and ways to better ‘Keep Up With Your Gs!’.”
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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