RWA Encouraged by FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Information

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) is pleased that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has found that use of the centroid [...]

Wireless Week: Rural Carriers in Fight for Their Lives as Roaming Income, USF Support Dry Up

Driving across the country, you naturally expect to lose service in some of the more rural spaces. But the thing is, there might actually be a network available in that isolated spot. And the fact [...]

September 10th, 2016|Categories: Universal Service|

RWA Urges Action on Mobility Support

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – Today, the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission urging implementation of a mechanism [...]

Meetings Focus on Mobility Funding

Earlier this month, RWA General Counsel Carri Bennet and Regulatory Counsel Erin Fitzgerald held meetings with staff in Commissioner Clyburn's and Rosenworcel’s offices. Counsel primarily discussed the Mobility Fund proceeding, reiterated the need for mobile [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Universal Service|Tags: , , |

RWA Urges FCC to Act on Mobility Fund Phase II

RWA recently submitted an ex parte letter to the FCC that underscores the need for ongoing support for mobile wireless services in rural, high-cost areas. The filing also urges the FCC to work through some important [...]

RWA Member Briefings on the Mobility Fund and TTY Waiver Orders

Mobility Fund Status Update - Member Action Recommended On December 18, 2015, RWA met with staff from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to discuss the Mobility Fund proceeding. The primary purpose of the meeting was to [...]

RTG Files Comments on USF Contribution Reform

Today, RTG filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking proposals to reform and modernize the methodology for assessing and recovering Universal Service Fund (USF) support. The FCC [...]

July 9th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: |

RTG’s Mobility Fund Phase I Comments – Auction 901

In these comments, RTG urges the FCC to adopt auction procedures that maximize participation and eligible area coverage in order to optimize the allocation of the $300M of Mobility Fund Phase I support. Actions toward [...]

February 24th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Universal Service|Tags: |

RTG Urges FCC to Review Mobility Fund Phase I Results Before Setting Rules for Phase II

The Rural Telecommunications Group’s (RTG) reply comments submitted today in the Federal Communications Commission’s Phase II Mobility Fund proceeding emphasize that any decision prior to completion of Phase I on how to award Mobility Fund [...]

February 17th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: |

RTG Challenging USF and ICC Order

On January 20th, RTG intervened in the proceeding before Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the FCC’s recent USF and ICC Order. RTG intervened in support of both Petitioners and Respondents, in order to challenge [...]

January 20th, 2012|Categories: Universal Service|