CCA Supports FCC Action to Remove State and Local Barriers to Infrastructure Deployment
Washington, DC – July 16, 2018 – Today, in an ex parte filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) reiterated its call for the FCC to use its authority under Sections 253 and 332 of the Communications Act, as amended, to address state and local siting processes that effectively prohibit carriers from deploying telecommunications services in areas that need it most.
“While some states support FCC action and have taken necessary actions to adopt reasonable legislation to further this mutual goal, many localities continue to charge arbitrary and egregious administrative fees that prohibit network deployment, particularly in rural and hard-to-serve areas,” said Steven K. Berry, CCA President and CEO.
“It’s not just bad for our members – it’s bad for the consumers whom they are trying to serve. CCA supports the FCC’s work to secure the United States’ position as a worldwide leader in 5G development. Addressing obvious barriers to infrastructure deployment is a smart step in the right direction for United States consumers.”
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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