Shilah Butler Joins RWA Board of Directors

The Rural Wireless Association has named Shilah Butler to its Board of Directors as a carrier member representative.  Butler is Senior Manager of Affiliate Operations for Copper Valley Telecom, which provides residential and business telephone, [...]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Mourns the Passing of Vanu Bose

Wireless technology pioneer, rural advocate, and humanitarian Vanu Bose passed away on November 11 of a sudden pulmonary embolism at age 52. RWA’s members, board of directors, and staff mourn this tremendously difficult loss. Bose [...]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

RWA Statement on T-Mobile and Sprint Abandoning Plans for Merger

Rural consumers are breathing a sigh of relief upon news that T-Mobile USA, Inc. ("T-Mobile") and Sprint Corp. ("Sprint") have walked away from a potential merger.   Six years ago, RWA stood on the right side [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

40 Mobile Operators Band Together to Enhance Reliability, Resiliency and Scalability for Independent Carriers

Fort Worth, TX - October 24, 2017 - NewCore Wireless, RINA Wireless, Central LTE Holdings, STRATA Networks, West Central Wireless and Trilogy Networks today announced a working relationship of technology leaders who are collaborating to [...]

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Disillusioned with Draft MF II Order

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: Chairman Pai may have proclaimed August to be “Rural Broadband Month,” but the Commission’s Mobility Fund [...]

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Welcomes Todd Houseman as Newest Board Member

The Rural Wireless Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Houseman, General Manager and CEO of United Wireless, to the RWA Board of Directors.  Mr. Houseman has nearly 25 years of experience in [...]

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Statement Regarding the Release of the Incentive Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017 – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel:  RWA is pleased to see the 600 MHz Incentive Auction wind down and welcomes today’s [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Welcomes FCC Adoption of Enhanced Transparency Small Business Exemption

RWA is pleased by the Federal Communications Commission’s (“Commission”) adoption of an Order exempting small businesses from the enhanced transparency requirements in the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. Small broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers [...]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

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 Welcomes Pai as New FCC Chairman

RWA supports President Trump’s designation of Commissioner Pai to be Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) Chairman. Originally from rural Kansas, Chairman Pai well understands the challenges of providing mobile broadband service in the least populated and [...]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|