Are Republicans Serious About Rural Telecommunications?

Here's the problem: Auctions haven't done much to expand access in the rural areas Republicans claim to love. They have, however, enriched the big businesses who generally love Republicans. Spectrum auctions are nearly always won [...]

August 28th, 2012|Categories: Spectrum|

The coming wireless spectrum apocalypse and how it hits you

Small carriers are worried about getting snuffed by the deep pockets of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and they want help. What judges and regulators decide to do could impact your wallet for years to come. [...]

August 14th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG Calls for Hearing on Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo/Cox AWS Transactions

On August 3, RTG filed an ex parte urging the FCC to conduct a hearing to determine whether conditions would be sufficient enough to approve Verizon Wireless’ proposed deals.  RTG noted in its ex parte [...]

August 3rd, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG Urges FCC to Review Verizon Wireless/Cable Company Deals In Tandem With 9 AT&T Spectrum Deals

Click here for the ex parte filed on August 2. In the ex parte, RTG urges the FCC to immediately suspend the informal 180-day review shot clocks for the Verizon Wireless/Cable Company deals until parties [...]

August 2nd, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

DOJ, FCC concerns are delaying Verizon AWS deal

The Justice Department and the FCC aren't looking kindly upon Verizon Wireless' marketing agreements with its cable partners in the AWS transaction, according to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal. The federal antitrust [...]

July 13th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG Files Petition to Deny Verizon/T-Mobile Spectrum Deal

Today, RTG filed with the Federal Communications Commission both a petition to deny the spectrum deal between Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile and comments demonstrating how that deal perpetuates the anticompetitive harms brought about by Verizon [...]

July 10th, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Groups Want Delay Extended on Verizons AWS Deal | Wireless Week

Public Knowledge and the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) want the FCC to delay its review of Verizon's AWS acquisition for the third time. The groups, both opponents to the transaction, said in a letter to [...]

July 6th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

NetAmerica Alliance Announces 700MHz License Saver Program

Innovative Program Secures the Future for Auction 73 License Holders Dallas, TX (April 27, 2012) – NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced it has launched an innovative program to help carriers which purchased 700MHz spectrum in [...]

April 27th, 2012|Categories: Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , |

RTG Questions Motive, Conditions of Verizon Spectrum Sale

Any Deal Likely to Perpetuate AT&T-Verizon Duopoly, Harm Rural Consumers Verizon Wireless’ announcement earlier today that it would voluntarily sell select 700 MHz Lower A and B Block licenses is nothing more than a calculated [...]

April 18th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , |

RTG Files Reply Comments Regarding Verizon/SpectrumCo/Cox Spectrum Sale

On March 26th, RTG filed reply comments regarding the transactions proposed by Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo and Cox TMI Wireless as they would cause significant harm to RTG, its members, and Americans who live, work and [...]

March 26th, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |