CCA Agrees with FCC Nominees: Consumers and Industry Benefit from Competition
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November 30, 2011 (202) 449-9866
CCA Agrees with FCC Nominees: Consumersand Industry Benefit from Competition
Washington, DC– Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportations held a hearing to consider the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai to become Federal Communications Commissioners. CCA congratulates Rosenworcel and Pai on their nominations and agrees with their remarks highlighting the importance of competition and innovation in the communications industry to benefit consumers and the marketplace as a whole.
“I congratulate Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai on their nominations,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry, “And I am pleased to hear their comments in support of a competitive, innovative industry to benefit consumers. I completely agree with Rosenworcel’s remarks that promoting competition and fostering consumers are core values, and I hope both current and future FCC Commissioners adhere to these principles.”
Berrycontinued, “I thank Senator Wicker for his remarks on the importance of interoperability throughout the 700 MHz spectrum, which is one way the Commission can immediately promote competition and innovation, maximize spectrum use, and encourage investment in the industry. Rosenworcel and Pai both commented that interoperability is essential for consumers and public safety, and I hope they will fully recognize the importance of interoperability and the many benefits it will bring to consumers, public safety, small businesses and the economy. I look forward to working with future commissioners on this critical issue for competitive carriers.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers serving rural and regional areas of the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation.
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