RWA Seeks Waiver of Enhanced Transparency Rules for Small Broadband Providers

Washington, D.C., December 23, 2016 – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, the Rural Wireless Association’s (RWA) General Counsel: Small broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers have been exempted from the Commission’s enhanced [...]

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|

FCC Waiver Order Gives Green Light to Spectrum Speculators

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2016 – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, the Rural Wireless Association’s (RWA) General Counsel: RWA is extremely disappointed, and frankly baffled, by the Commission’s decision to reward Bresnan [...]

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Press Releases|

RWA Reaction to Removal of November Open Meeting Agenda Items

The following statement can be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) looks forward to working with new FCC leadership on issues important to the provision of mobile [...]

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, Press Releases|Tags: , |

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, Mobility Fund Phase 2, Press Releases|

RWA Encouraged by FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Information

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) is pleased that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has found that use of the centroid [...]

RWA Urges Action on Mobility Support

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – Today, the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission urging implementation of a mechanism [...]

Meetings Focus on Mobility Funding

Earlier this month, RWA General Counsel Carri Bennet and Regulatory Counsel Erin Fitzgerald held meetings with staff in Commissioner Clyburn's and Rosenworcel’s offices. Counsel primarily discussed the Mobility Fund proceeding, reiterated the need for mobile [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Universal Service|Tags: , , |

Request for Auction Suspension

More than half of the bidders in the Incentive Auction are RWA and/or NTCA members or affiliates. Both RWA and NTCA will be holding events in September, and are concerned that the Incentive Auction bidding [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Business Data Services Framework Must Address Backhaul

The FCC sought comment on new regulatory framework for Business Data Services. RWA's comments focus on the backhaul services aspect of the Business Data Services marketplace.  As explained in the comments, this aspect is of critical [...]

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|Tags: , , , |

Reply Comments Highlight Regulatory Burdens in Privacy NPRM

The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on proposed privacy rules for broadband providers. The NPRM is extremely detailed and, if adopted, would place significant regulatory burdens on broadband providers. RWA filed reply [...]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Rule Making|Tags: , , |