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, Member News, Press Releases|

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, 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 [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Press Releases, 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: , , |

Broadband Privacy Comments Push for Rural-Friendly Modifications

If adopted, the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules would place significant regulatory burdens on broadband providers. RWA seeks rural-friendly modifications to the proposed rules, including extension of rule implementation dates or exemption from certain rules [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|Tags: , , , , |

Joint Network Resiliency Comments Emphasize Need for True Bilateral Roaming

RWA, along with NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, provided input on the voluntary wireless network resiliency initiative which aims to promote wireless continuity during disasters and emergencies. The comments emphasize the need for fully [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Roaming|Tags: , , , , |

RWA Urges FCC to Act on Mobility Fund Phase II

RWA recently submitted an ex parte letter to the FCC that underscores the need for ongoing support for mobile wireless services in rural, high-cost areas. The filing also urges the FCC to work through some important [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , |