FCC Commissioner Carr Visits Rural Virginia; CCA Member Shentel Demonstrates and Discusses Mobile Broadband Buildout Plans and Challenges
Washington, DC – March 6, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) member company Shentel welcomed Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) Commissioner Brendan Carr to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to demonstrate and discuss current and future broadband buildout plans and the importance of ensuring rural areas have access to robust mobile services. CCA thanks Commissioner Carr for his visit with Shentel and for his leadership in streamlining infrastructure siting policies for mobile broadband for the benefit of all Americans, especially those in rural areas.
“I thank Commissioner Carr for taking time out of his busy schedule to travel to the Shenandoah Valley to see first-hand both the progress and challenges competitive carriers like Shentel face in expanding mobile broadband services in rural America,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “CCA was pleased to participate in today’s events and fully supports Commissioner Carr’s efforts to improve important infrastructure siting policies. A more streamlined deployment process will allow competitive carriers to deploy critical mobile broadband services in areas that are still unserved and underserved.”
Berry continued, “I am very glad that Commissioner Carr and several congressional staff got to hear not only from Shentel employees in the field, but also from local citizens that stand to benefit greatly from services comparable to their urban counterparts. Consumers in rural areas should not have to face further delays in getting access to robust mobile broadband because of cumbersome regulatory requirements. I thank Commissioner Carr for leading the charge at the FCC on improving infrastructure policies and strongly encourage the Commission to act as promptly as possible for the benefit of competitive carriers like Shentel, and more importantly, the customers they serve.”
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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