Rural Coalition Promotes Consensus Proposal Expanding Geographic License Areas for 600 MHz Auction

Arlington, Va. (March 11, 2014) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA), together with the Competitive Carriers’ Association (CCA) and the Blooston Rural Carriers, today announced a consensus proposal for [...]

March 11th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Study Examines Local Licensing Options for Forward Auction of 600 MHz Spectrum

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) today released at the 2014 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo a study commissioned to explore the use of smaller geographic area licenses in the forward auction [...]

January 7th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

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: , , |

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: |

RWA Files Reply Comments Regarding FCC’s NPRM on AWS H Block

In the reply comments, RWA argues that: Licensing the H Block On a CMA Basis Better Comports with Section 309(j) of the Communications Act and the Spectrum Act Than Licensing on an EA Basis The [...]

March 6th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG’s Comments Regarding the AWS H Block

RTG, The Rural Wireless Advocate, filed these comments today with the FCC. Congress has instructed the FCC to structure spectrum auctions that promote the dissemination of licenses to small businesses and rural telephone companies. Rural telephone companies, [...]

February 6th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG’s Text-to-911 Comments

RTG filed comments on January 29th in response to the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the deployment of text-to-911. The FCC sought comment regarding the proposal to require commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) [...]

January 29th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings|Tags: |

RTG’s Spectrum Incentive Auction Comments

The Rural Wireless Advocate calls for the FCC to incentivize auction participation by rural carriers with the proven desire to serve customers who live, work and travel in rural communities RTG agrees that geographic licensing [...]

January 25th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG Files Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Comments

The Rural Wireless Advocate’s comments focus on the adverse impact that certain HAC rules have on small wireless carriers. Specifically, these comments focus on the impact on small carriers of: the minimum number of handsets [...]

January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Compliance, FCC Filings|Tags: |

RTG’s Reply Comments Regarding Mobile Spectrum Holdings

The Rural Wireless Advocate agrees with the many other mobile wireless providers, trade associations, and public interest groups, who filed comments urging the Commission to severely amend (or outright abandon) its existing policy of reviewing [...]

January 7th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|