RWA Responds to Competitive Bidding Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2015 The statement below may be attributed to Erin P. Fitzgerald, RWA's Assistant Regulatory Counsel. The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) is pleased that the proposed Competitive Bidding rules include [...]

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Compliance, Press Releases|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: |

RTG’s Spectrum Incentive Auction Comments

The Rural Wireless Advocate calls for the FCC to incentivize auction participation by rural carriers with the proven desire to serve customers who live, work and travel in rural communities RTG agrees that geographic licensing [...]

January 25th, 2013|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: |

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: , , , |

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: , , , , , |

FCC’s Auctions & Spectrum Access Division Chief, Margie Wiener, to speak on the Mobility Fund

Ms. Wiener will discuss the creation of a Mobility Fund as recommended in the National Broadband Plan at the RICA/RTG Fall Forum this November. RTG has emphasized that the Mobility Fund should not be used [...]

September 24th, 2010|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG Applauds Obama Administration Support For FCC Spectrum Plan

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG), a trade association representing small, rural wireless carriers, applauds President Obama for issuing a Presidential Memorandum to help unleash 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband [...]

June 29th, 2010|Categories: Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG joins others in filing analysis recommending devices support communications in all paired 700 MHz broadband blocks

RTG joined with MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, RCA, U.S. Cellular, Cellular South, Xanadoo, Access Spectrum, and Triad 700 in filing a 700 MHz Band Analysis (the Analysis) prepared by the technical consulting firm Wireless Strategy. The [...]

4G Coalition Submits Upper 700 MHz A+D Paper

The 4G Coalition (of which RTG is  a member) submitted a technical proposal with the FCC to combine the Upper A and D Blocks into a single block of spectrum to be auctioned next year.  [...]

April 28th, 2010|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

Joint 700MHz D Block Ex Parte

RTG and competitive commercial carriers urge the FCC to recognize the competitive importance of the Upper 700 MHz D Block spectrum and reject calls from the two largest carriers in the wireless industry (AT&T and [...]

June 25th, 2009|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , , , , |