RWA advocates before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress on behalf of its members.

From Alaska to Alabama, RWA is dedicated to supporting our member companies in their efforts to extend wireless coverage to our rural communities through our innovative advocacy. Our devoted team of legal and regulatory experts ensures our carrier members have a voice in Washington.

The RWA Advocacy Team:

  • Secured a 15% rural service provider bidding credit for the 600 MHz Auction, and formulated and structured the 600 MHz auction for a successful outcome by rightsizing license areas and preventing package bidding.
  • Participates in the CAF Phase II proceeding to ensure wireless broadband providers are funded.
  • Continues to be deeply involved in the Mobility Fund Phase II proceeding to ensure that rural wireless companies can meet both capex and opex for LTE buildout.
  • Files dozens of pleadings, comments and ex partes each year covering issues that impact rural wireless carriers including Universal Service/Mobility Fund/CAF; Spectrum Auctions; Fair and Reasonable Roaming Access to Devices; Unfair Competition.
  • Works to ensure that rural wireless companies secure fair and reasonable roaming agreements.
  • Ensuring that the FCC fairly addresses the 700 MHz buildout rules, so the spectrum is not warehoused by licensees unwilling to build wireless networks in rural and remote areas.

RWA Opposes Proposed CBRS Rule Changes, Proposes Alternatives

Washington, D.C., – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) filed Comments in response to several proposed changes to the rules governing Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) band. Viewed favorably [...]

December 29th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

RWA Disagrees with FCC on Bresnan/T-Mobile 700 MHz Waiver Decision

Washington, D.C., – The following statement can be attributed to Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel, Carri Bennet: “RWA respectfully disagrees with the Commission on the point of rewarding Bresnan in this case.  Bresnan [...]

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

RWA Statement on T-Mobile and Sprint Abandoning Plans for Merger

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2017 - The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, the Rural Wireless Association's ("RWA") General Counsel: Rural consumers are breathing a sigh of relief upon news that T-Mobile USA, [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Welcomes Improvements to MFII Item, But Concerns Remain

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: RWA is pleased to learn that the Commission has made several improvements to the Mobility Fund [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mobility Fund Phase 2, Press Releases|
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