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|

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|