CCA’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel Speaks on Broadband Deployment At NCTC/ACA Event
Washington, DC – August 1, 2018 – Yesterday, Rebecca Murphy Thompson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) participated on a panel entitled “Wireless: Broadband Disrupter or Best Friend?” at “The Independent Show,” produced by the National Cable Television Cooperative (“NCTC”) and American Cable Association (“ACA”) in Anaheim, California. Alongside CCA member General Communication, Inc., Thompson provided an overview of the mobile broadband market, tailored reforms needed to inspire 5G and next-generation deployments, and the exciting benefits that these innovative technologies will bring to all consumers, especially those in rural and remote America.
“I am pleased that Rebecca is in Anaheim representing CCA, our members, and most importantly, the consumers who rely on mobile broadband deployment,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “The question no longer is whether broadband is a vital resource for Americans; it’s how wireless carriers will adapt to consumers’ growing needs and Insatiable demand for mobile data. CCA will continue to do our part by fiercely advocating for competitive policies on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.”
”The race to 5G is well underway, and I am pleased to represent CCA and its members to discuss what reforms are needed to make these exciting technologies a reality. CCA members are excited for 5G and all the opportunities it promises,” said Thompson. “Next-generation and 5G technologies will spur more powerful networks and allow our members to reach more Americans in rural areas, thus helping to close the digital divide. We look forward to continued work alongside policymakers to enact policies that will spur this development including access to spectrum, streamlined infrastructure siting procedures, and an efficient Mobility Fund II program. CCA also is open to partnering with smaller cable operators to tackle similar challenges of shrinking revenues and consolidation to leverage our scope and scale for better pricing for critical business elements. I thank ACA and NCTC for allowing me to help foster that discussion.”
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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