RTG files comments on FCC’s proposed mobility fund

Opposes the fund's use as a “bone” to rural wireless carriers to replace high-cost support The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) filed comments yesterday regarding the FCC's proposed Mobility Fund. In its Mobility Fund NPRM, the [...]

December 17th, 2010|Categories: Press Releases, Spectrum, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , |

FCC proposal to amend the interim cap rule is not legal

Banking reclaimed high cost support will hurt wireless competition and consumers The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) filed comments with the FCC today addressing the issues raised by various parties in the FCC's Corr Wireless proceeding. [...]

November 1st, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG statement on inclusion of 4G services in the FCC’s proposed Mobility Fund

RTG is concerned that the FCC’s inclusion of 4G services in its proposed Mobility Fund, when many areas of the country currently lack 3G services, is overly ambitious considering the limited size of the proposed [...]

October 14th, 2010|Categories: Press Releases, Rule Making, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG opposes FCC plan to reclaim High Cost support for unspecified use

RTG filed comments yesterday opposing the FCC’s vague plan to direct USAC to "reclaim" high-cost support for some sort of broadband general fund for undetermined use at an undetermined time in the future. RTG argues [...]

FCC will bank surrendered High Cost support for future use – RTG to file comments

The FCC has issued an NPRM that provides details regarding the implementation of Verizon Wireless’s and Sprint Nextel’s commitments to surrender high-cost universal service support as required by the FCC when it approved their respective [...]

RTG discusses the Mobility Fund with the FCC

RTG met with the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Wireline Competition Bureau on the creation of a Mobility Fund as recommended in the National Broadband Plan (NBP). RTG emphasized the fact that this is [...]

September 8th, 2010|Categories: Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

USF Reform Act of 2010

Congressman Boucher (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Congressman Terry (R-NE) introduced the Universal Service Reform Act of 2010.  Contact James Mardis for an overview of the bill.

July 22nd, 2010|Categories: Legislation, Universal Service|Tags: , |

RTG Files Comments On FCC’s Two-Step Plan To Raid The USF For The Connect America Fund

RTG Says plan runs afoul of Title II and Section 254 of the Communications Act and will harm rural businesses and rural America Washington, DC - The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) filed comments supporting [...]

July 13th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , |

FCC Begins Process of Dismantling Traditional USF Mechanism

As one of the first steps in the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the FCC has released a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to decimate the current, high-cost universal [...]

May 3rd, 2010|Categories: RWA Briefings, Universal Service|Tags: , |

RTG supports FCC removal of in-market roaming rule exception and re-examination of data roaming rules, but remains concerned over dismantling of universal service

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG), a trade association representing small, rural wireless carriers, supports the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its actions today that further support healthy competition in the wireless [...]

April 21st, 2010|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Roaming, Universal Service|Tags: , , |