Posts tagged with: CCA

FCC sets timelines for Huawei rip and replace reimbursement

The Federal Communications Commission has set timelines for rip and replace reimbursement, where broadband providers can apply to participate in the $1.9 billion program that covers costs for swapping out existing Huawei and ZTE network equipment and services deemed national...

Small wireless carriers feel squeezed on multiple fronts

Leaders from some smaller wireless carriers expressed dissatisfaction and concern about several aspects of their business at this week’s CCA Annual Convention in Phoenix. They’re concerned that digital-divide money will all go toward fiber, that Universal Service Funds (USF) are drying...

CCA says at least 15 members will apply to replace Huawei gear

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is holding its annual convention next week as an in-person event in Phoenix. The organizers say they have a “traffic-flow” process that will take visitors past the exhibitor booths in an organized fashion to help people...

U.S. telcos flag ‘cascading impacts’ from chip shortages

A bevy of U.S. telecom groups warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an ongoing global semiconductor shortage could slow network deployments and impede their ability to fulfill key requirements associated with certain federal programs. Last month, the FCC put out...

CCA to discuss buckets of money for broadband currently on the table

People have been talking about closing the digital divide for ages, but the pandemic in 2020 caused the U.S. Congress to start putting real money on the table for this. There are now so many initiatives to close the digital...

CTIA, CCA cheer emergency broadband provision

Wireless industry trade groups CTIA and CCA are giving praise to broadband-focused legislative efforts, including a $7.6 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund. The provision, passed by the House Energy & Commerce Committee Friday (February 12) as part of its recommendations for...

CCA is thrilled with Huawei rip & replace reimbursement prospect

The FCC, along with industry groups including the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) applauded Congressional action this week to fund broadband initiatives. Overall, a bipartisan coronavirus relief package and omnibus spending bill approved by lawmakers Monday allocates $7 billion for broadband...

Congress approves $7B for broadband in Covid relief package

Late Monday, Congress approved a coronavirus relief package that includes $7 billion for a flurry of broadband initiatives including broadband access for low-income households, funding the Huawei rip and replace reimbursement program, broadband coverage mapping, and more. The Coronavirus Response and...

Huawei rip & replace rules get FCC approval

The FCC today voted unanimously to adopt rules to implement the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, as well as affirming its stance that Huawei is indeed a national security threat. The order that the commission voted on...

ZTE petition denied, FCC affirms it poses security risk

The FCC on Tuesday affirmed a designation that deems ZTE a national security risk to telecom networks and supply chain, denying the Chinese vendor’s petition to reconsider. This means that ZTE can’t benefit from the FCC’s $8.3 billion annual Universal...
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