RWA Statement on Release of Mobility Fund Phase II Report, Order, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

RWA welcomes the release of the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”) Order, and is reviewing it with great interest. In particular, RWA remains pleased that the challenge process will be addressed by a Further Notice [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Continues to Challenge Wireless Bureau Decision Allowing Spectrum Warehousing

On Friday, RWA continued its assault on the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s decision waiving certain 700 MHz license buildout requirements for T-Mobile in Montana and Wyoming, and effectively rewarding the current license holder, Bresnan Communications (a [...]

February 24th, 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, Press Releases|

RWA Seeks to Overturn Wireless Bureau Decision That Gives AT&T Additional Time to Build Out 700 MHz License in Alaska

Today, RWA filed an Application for Review with the Federal Communications Commission seeking to overturn the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s decision granting AT&T a waiver of both the interim and final geographic coverage requirements contained in [...]

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|

RWA Urges Additional Public Comment on MFII Details, Responds to Eleventh Hour AT&T Proposal Seeking to Grab $5 Billion in Support

RWA has filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) strongly urging the Commission to seek public comment on the Mobility Fund Phase II (“MFII”) challenge process and other additional details. The ex parte responded [...]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member News, 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|

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|

RWA Announces Transition in Leadership

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2016 – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. announces that Tanya Sullivan has stepped down as CEO and that effective January 1, 2017, Brian Woody, RWA’s President, will assume both the role of CEO [...]

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Member News, Member Press Release, Press Releases|

FCC Waiver Order Gives Green Light to Spectrum Speculators

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2016 – The following statement may be attributed to Carri Bennet, the Rural Wireless Association’s (RWA) General Counsel: RWA is extremely disappointed, and frankly baffled, by the Commission’s decision to reward Bresnan [...]

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Press Releases|