RWA Seeks Review of Alaska Wireless Network Waiver of 700 MHz Geographic Coverage Requirements

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: RWA is seeking Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) review of a Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“WTB” [...]

July 9th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|

RWA Files Opposition to, and Comments In Support of, Mobility Fund Phase II Petitions for Reconsideration

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: Today, RWA filed an Opposition to two Petitions for Reconsideration in the Mobility Fund Phase II [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Mobility Fund Phase 2|

RWA Urges Adoption of Timely, Efficient Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process That Doesn’t Burden Small Rural Wireless Carriers

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: Today, RWA submitted Reply Comments in response to the Mobility Fund Phase II FNPRM urging the [...]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Mobility Fund Phase 2|

RWA Files Petition for Reconsideration of Mobility Fund Phase II Report and Order

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017 – RWA filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”) Report and Order late on Wednesday. RWA’s Petition urges the Commission to reconsider its adoption of a [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Mobility Fund Phase 2|

RWA Statement on Release of Mobility Fund Phase II Report, Order, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

RWA welcomes the release of the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”) Order, and is reviewing it with great interest. In particular, RWA remains pleased that the challenge process will be addressed by a Further Notice [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Mobility Fund Phase 2|

RWA Continues to Challenge Wireless Bureau Decision Allowing Spectrum Warehousing

On Friday, RWA continued its assault on the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s decision waiving certain 700 MHz license buildout requirements for T-Mobile in Montana and Wyoming, and effectively rewarding the current license holder, Bresnan Communications (a [...]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|

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|