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: , , |

RWA Member Briefing – FCC Sets Incentive Auction Application Deadline & Competitive Bidding Rules Webinar

This briefing gives an overview of the FCC Public Notice announcing the application procedure for the 600 MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction, currently set to begin on March 29, 2016. The window for Forward Auction applications [...]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: RWA Briefings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

Access To Low-Band Spectrum Is The Key To Wireless Competition

Not all spectrum is created equal. Low-band spectrum – spectrum below 1 GHz – has unique propagation characteristics that make it very valuable to mobile wireless carriers. Carriers refer to this spectrum as “beachfront” spectrum [...]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RWA Joins Forces to Save Wireless Choice

RWA has joined forces with NTCA The Rural Broadband Association and other organizations and communications companies on the Save Wireless Choice initiative.  The goal of the initiative is to work together to ensure that the upcoming 600 MHz [...]

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

The Chicken & Egg Spectrum Auction

Replace the term chicken with “reverse auction” and egg with “forward auction” and the result would be a classic conundrum updated to 21st century FCC-speak. Throw in the term “repacking“, as in moving the broadcasters [...]

Study Examines Local Licensing Options for Forward Auction of 600 MHz Spectrum

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) today released at the 2014 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo a study commissioned to explore the use of smaller geographic area licenses in the forward auction [...]

January 7th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

RWA’s Call for CMA-Based H Block Licenses Garners Support

RWA’s Petition for Reconsideration asking the FCC to license the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz (“H Block”) band on a Cellular Market Area (“CMA”) basis has drawn support from small and regional carriers NTCH, Inc. [...]

November 13th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

RWA’s Carri Bennet Discusses Verizon/Vodafone Deal with the BBC

RTG's General Counsel, Carri Bennet, commented on Verizon’s bid to purchase Verizon Wireless from UK-based Vodafone for $130 billion during two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio programs. Throughout the interviews with the host of Business [...]

September 4th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Spectrum, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

RWA Joins Diverse Group Backing Spectrum Caps

Pending DTV Spectrum Auction Necessitates FCC Policy Allowing Broad Carrier Access to Valuable Low Band Spectrum The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) and numerous wireless operators, industry associations and public interest organizations have submitted a [...]

May 20th, 2013|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: |

RWA Files Reply Comments Regarding FCC’s NPRM on AWS H Block

In the reply comments, RWA argues that: Licensing the H Block On a CMA Basis Better Comports with Section 309(j) of the Communications Act and the Spectrum Act Than Licensing on an EA Basis The [...]

March 6th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: |