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 Joins Broadband Access Coalition

Washington, D.C., – The Rural Wireless Association has joined the Broadband Access Coalition, a group of 30+ broadband providers, technology companies, trade associations, and non-profit public advocacy groups working to close the digital divide by [...]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

RWA’s President and CEO Sets the Record Straight Concerning Controversial Verizon “Break Up” Letters Sent to Rural Montanans

Helena, Montana – On Friday, September 29, Mike Kilgore, incoming President and CEO of the Rural Wireless Association, provided clarifying details to the Montana Legislature’s Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee demonstrating that Verizon, and Verizon [...]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

RWA Announces New Directors and Board Officers

Washington, D.C., – The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) announced the results of its Board of Directors elections and the 2017-2018 Board Officers. Elections were held during RWA’s Annual Meeting on September 13, 2017, in San [...]

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

RWA Members Talk Public Safety, VoLTE Roaming at Mobile World Congress Americas  

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, General Counsel:   RWA members kicked off MWCA by meeting with industry colleagues from AT&T and Verizon in the Rural [...]

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

RWA General Counsel Appointed to Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group

Washington, D.C., – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed RWA General Counsel Carri Bennet to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group. The Working Group will examine issues surrounding broadband siting and [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

RWA Welcomes Improvements to MFII Item, But Concerns Remain

Washington, D.C., – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel: RWA is pleased to learn that the Commission has made several improvements to the Mobility Fund [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mobility Fund Phase 2, Press Releases|