RWA Welcomes Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process FNPRM, Awaits Specific MFII Program Details

There is no program more vital to maintaining and expanding mobile voice and broadband services in rural America than Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”). Rural consumers and those traveling in rural America cannot be put [...]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Mobility Fund Phase 2, Press Releases|

RWA Seeks to Overturn Wireless Bureau Decision That Gives AT&T Additional Time to Build Out 700 MHz License in Alaska

Today, RWA filed an Application for Review with the Federal Communications Commission seeking to overturn the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s decision granting AT&T a waiver of both the interim and final geographic coverage requirements contained in [...]

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|

RWA Urges Additional Public Comment on MFII Details, Responds to Eleventh Hour AT&T Proposal Seeking to Grab $5 Billion in Support

RWA has filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) strongly urging the Commission to seek public comment on the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”) challenge process and other additional details. The ex parte responded [...]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|

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: , , |