RWA Comments on the State of Mobile Wireless Competition

RWA filed comments that will help the FCC draft the Nineteenth Annual Report on the state of competition in mobile wireless services. In its comments, RWA focuses on specific trends in mobile wireless network deployment [...]

June 1st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Competition, Member News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

Mobile Competition Study

You Can Win AT&T and Verizon Wireless Customers Download Details Many small, regional wireless carriers face competition with Verizon Wireless (VZW) and/or AT&T. But in most cases you can be successful in your market [...]

February 15th, 2016|Categories: Competition, Member News|Tags: , , , , |

Access To Low-Band Spectrum Is The Key To Wireless Competition

Not all spectrum is created equal. Low-band spectrum – spectrum below 1 GHz – has unique propagation characteristics that make it very valuable to mobile wireless carriers. Carriers refer to this spectrum as “beachfront” spectrum [...]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RWA Files Wireless Device Unlocking Petitions

RWA filed five petitions in response to the Copyright Office's  Sixth Triennial Review of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allow consumers to unlock their mobile wireless devices. While Congress adopted a [...]

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Competition|Tags: , , , |

FCC Acknowledges Importance of Rural Voice

Reply Comment Extension Granted in T-Mobile Data Roaming Proceeding The FCC has granted the joint request filed by RWA, NTCA-the Rural Broadband Association and the Blooston Rural Carriers seeking an extension of the reply comment [...]

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: , , , |

RWA Joins Diverse Group Backing Spectrum Caps

Pending DTV Spectrum Auction Necessitates FCC Policy Allowing Broad Carrier Access to Valuable Low Band Spectrum The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) and numerous wireless operators, industry associations and public interest organizations have submitted a [...]

May 20th, 2013|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: |

No Surprise FCC Unable to Claim Wireless Industry as Competitive

The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) and its members are disappointed, but not surprised, that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) was unable to make a formal finding in its Sixteenth Report as to whether there [...]

March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|

Fortified T-Mobile Will Provide Real Nationwide Competition to Twin Bells

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RTG’s General Counsel. The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) supports the decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to approve [...]

March 12th, 2013|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , |

RTG Welcomes Chairman Genachowski’s Examination of the Copyright Office’s Position on Unlocking Handsets

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RTG’s General Counsel. The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) applauds Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement earlier today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is examining [...]

March 4th, 2013|Categories: Competition, Devices, Press Releases|Tags: , , |