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Haste Associated with Proposed Mobility Fund II Order Raises Concerns

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) is reviewing Chairman Wheeler’s Fact Sheet regarding a proposed Mobility Fund Phase II Order with [...]

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Press Releases|

Wireless Week: Rural Carriers in Fight for Their Lives as Roaming Income, USF Support Dry Up

Driving across the country, you naturally expect to lose service in some of the more rural spaces. But the thing is, there might actually be a network available in that isolated spot. And the fact [...]

September 10th, 2016|Categories: Universal Service|

RWA’s Call for CMA-Based H Block Licenses Garners Support

RWA’s Petition for Reconsideration asking the FCC to license the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz (“H Block”) band on a Cellular Market Area (“CMA”) basis has drawn support from small and regional carriers NTCH, Inc. [...]

November 13th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Wireless Symposium & WiExpo to Offer Attendees Access to the 2014 International CES

The 2014 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo, produced by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) (f/k/a the Rural Telecommunications Group [RTG]), announced today that it is colocating with the 2014 International CES® [...]

October 30th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

RWA Congratulates Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O’Rielly

The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) would like to congratulate Tom Wheeler on his Senate confirmation as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mike O’Rielly on his confirmation as FCC Commissioner. RWA looks forward [...]

October 30th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|

Interop Accredited By GSMA As Hosted RCS Solution Provider

Cloud technology can be launched quickly and cost effectively Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, today announced that the GSM Association (GSMA) [...]

October 29th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Member Press Release|Tags: |

AT&T’s Grab for Leap Wireless Is Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer

The announcement over the weekend that AT&T seeks to takeover Leap Wireless (Cricket) is a clear sign that whatever vestiges of competition existed between nationwide carriers and competitive carriers in the past have now all [...]

July 15th, 2013|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

PTCI’s Shawn Hanson Appointed to RTG – The Rural Wireless Advocate’s Board of Directors

RTG – The Rural Wireless Advocate, announces the appointment of Shawn Hanson, General Manager and CEO of Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) to the RTG Board of Directors. “I am very excited that Mr. Hanson [...]

June 19th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|Tags: |

RTG Commends Senate Commerce Committee on FCC Chairmanship Hearing

Rural Wireless Group Anxious to Visit with Future Chairman and His Staff The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG - The Rural Wireless Advocate) applauds the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, its leadership, [...]

June 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

First Three Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Winners Authorized To Receive Up To $4.5M to Provide 3G and 4G Services in Rural Portions of PA, NM and NE

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the first three wireless companies authorized to receive Mobility Fund Phase I support in Auction 901. Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (LEACO), Pinpoint Wireless, Inc. (Pinpoint) and NEP Cellcorp, [...]

June 17th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Member Press Release|Tags: , , , |