CCA Thanks Senate Commerce Committee for Advancing Policies to Fix Broadband Data Maps and Secure Networks
Washington, DC – July 24, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (“Committee”) favorably reported S. 1625, the United States 5G Leadership Act; S. 1822, the Broadband DATA Act; and S. 893, the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, out of Committee, alongside other pending Committee business. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) commends Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and the entire Committee for advancing the bills, which will help produce more reliable broadband data coverage maps and secure the nation’s telecommunications networks.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I thank Chairman Wicker, Ranking Member Cantwell and Members of the Committee for their bipartisan work to advance these important pieces of legislation. CCA members care about the security of their networks and customers, and providing carriers with a pathway both now in the 5G Leadership Act, and in the future with the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, will help provide much-needed clarity on a difficult issue.”
“Every Member of Congress representing a rural area knows that there are still many unserved and underserved areas across the country, and the Broadband DATA Act will reform current data collection processes. More reliable data is absolutely essential to ensuring areas in-need are eligible for support, including Mobility Fund II, and I commend the Committee for advancing this important legislation. With broad, bipartisan support and double-digit cosponsors for each of these bills, I urge prompt consideration by the Senate to continue to advance these policies.”
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 the entirety of the country. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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