Regulations on New Technologies Should Enhance Innovation and Complement Existing Processes
Washington, DC – May 21, 2018 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) regarding efforts to use Section 7 of the Communications Act as a tool for unleashing new technologies across the United States. CCA applauds the FCC for exploring alternative ways to enable new technologies but cautioned the Commission to ensure new regulations focus on enhancing innovation and complement existing procedures.
“New technologies are being developed at record-setting speeds, and CCA supports FCC efforts to explore ways to enable these innovative services” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “Competitive carriers are some of the most innovative companies in the industry, and the FCC must ensure that any new regulations promote innovation and complement existing procedures and not hinder nor delay deployment of these products and services.”
“CCA applauds the FCC for its work to streamline historic and environmental review processes, but more can and should be done. The FCC should expeditiously address any remaining barriers that adversely affect smaller carriers and their consumers. Access to spectrum, streamlined infrastructure regulations, and appropriate USF reform will help American consumers access fast and affordable wireless coverage, and the FCC must be cognizant of the impact that the proposed implementation of Section 7 may have on these important issues. Appropriate regulations will benefit consumers, competition and the economy, and I encourage the Commission to ensure all Americans have the ability to access these exciting, new technologies as quickly as possible.”
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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