RTG Urges FCC to Carefully Craft Rules for Mobility Fund Phase II

Existing Mobile Voice and Broadband Carriers Must be Protected in Rural Areas The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG), in response to the Federal Communications Commission's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking input on what rules to [...]

January 18th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Rule Making, Universal Service|Tags: , , , |

ICC/USF Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On Friday, November 18th, the FCC released the ICC/USF Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was approved at its October 27 meeting.  Click here for the file.

November 19th, 2011|Categories: Universal Service|Tags: , |

RTG statement regarding FCC’s Report and Order on USF and ICC Reform

RTG applauds the FCC’s recognition of the need for ongoing wireless mobility support in high-cost rural areas. Chairman Genachowski and his team have taken a gigantic step toward implementing universal service reform and RTG is [...]

October 27th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: |

RTG Files Reply Comments in USF Proceeding Exposing So-Called “Consensus” Framework as Keeping Status Quo at the Expense of Rural Consumers Who Demand Broadband Mobility

Washington, DC - Today, the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG), filed Reply Comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Reform proceeding chastising incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) for not developing a true industry consensus and [...]

September 6th, 2011|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: |

RTG Statement on Comments Filed in Response to LEC Consensus Proposals

Today, RTG filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission expressing concern with the so-called “industry consensus” proposal submitted by the Rural Associations and USTelecom. “These wireline industry-developed proposals are not a product of any overall [...]

August 24th, 2011|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , , , |

Rural Associations and USTelecom USF/ICC “Framework” Does Not Address Rural Wireless Interests

$300 Million for High-Cost Rural Wireless Is an Inadequate Afterthought The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG), while supportive of inter-industry efforts to develop a consensus on USF/ICC issues, puts the Federal Communications Commission on notice that [...]

July 29th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , |

RTG Files USF Reply Comments

The FCC’s plan to phase-out USF support for rural wireless carriers without substitute support from a well developed and functioning Connect America Fund is a formula for disaster for all Americans who live, work and [...]

RTG on USF Reform: FCC Proposal Violates the Communications Act and Undermines Competitive Neutrality

Reform must include ongoing support for high cost, hard to serve areas Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) filed comments with the FCC today on the FCC's proposal to reform the universal [...]

April 18th, 2011|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Rule Making, Universal Service|Tags: , , , |

RTG Applauds President Obama’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) heartily applauds President Obama’s announcement today introducing the Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative. In addition to releasing 500 MHz of additional spectrum for commercial use in the next decade, the [...]

February 10th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases, Roaming, Spectrum, Universal Service|Tags: , , |

RTG Statement on FCC USF Reform

RTG is pleased that the FCC is moving forward with comprehensive universal service fund (USF) and intercarrier compensation reform. The Commission’s commitment to technology neutral solutions and its acknowledgement of the power of mobile broadband [...]

February 8th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , , |