CCA Emphasizes Unique Challenges of Competitive Carriers and the Importance of Partnerships at FCC WEA Roundtable
Washington, DC – May 15, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated in a Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) roundtable discussion on emergency alerting and the FCC’s Wireless Emergency Alerts (“WEA”) program entitled, “Effective Coordination and Partnerships.” Courtney Neville, Associate General Counsel of CCA, participated on the roundtable and emphasized the unique challenges smaller carriers face in implementing WEA technologies and the importance of strong partnerships to ensure carriers can become WEA compliant to better serve consumers, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country.
“CCA members care about the safety of their customers, and CCA applauds the FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their efforts to make emergency alerts a reality,” Neville said. “Because smaller carriers with limited resources oftentimes face unique challenges implementing WEA technologies, strong partnerships are absolutely essential to help ensure providers can continue to best serve their consumers.”
“CCA members live and work in the communities they serve and voluntarily participate in the WEA program as a competitive service and valuable public safety tool. For these reasons, CCA applauds the FCC’s ongoing efforts to facilitate dialogue and partnerships between competitive providers, vendors, and state, local, and federal entities. This is an important consumer issue, and CCA members remain committed to ensuring their consumers continue to receive information during times of disasters and emergencies.”
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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