Business Data Services Framework Must Address Backhaul

The FCC sought comment on new regulatory framework for Business Data Services. RWA's comments focus on the backhaul services aspect of the Business Data Services marketplace.  As explained in the comments, this aspect is of critical [...]

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|Tags: , , , |

RTG and others advocate use of TV White Spaces for backhaul

RTG, FiberTower, Sprint Nextel, Stanton Park Group and WCAI met with FCC Commissioner McDowell and highlighted the many benefits of authorizing limited fixed licensed use on portions of the TV White Spaces in rural areas [...]

November 11th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, TV White Spaces|Tags: , , , , , , |

RTG and Lemko recommend creation of “Office of Rural Advocacy” and incentives to lease unused spectrum

RTG and RTG Member, Lemko Corporation (Lemko), met with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's wireless legal advisor, to discuss ways to incent spectrum licensees to make their underutilized spectrum available to entities needing spectrum in rural [...]

November 4th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Member News, Spectrum, TV White Spaces|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG opposes proposal to allow Fixed Service licensees to operate “auxiliary stations”

On October 25, RTG submitted comments opposing the proposal to allow Fixed Service (“FS”) licensees to operate “auxiliary stations.” Such a substantial change in the FCC's fixed microwave rules will result in increased interference to [...]

October 26th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

FCC Amends TV “White Spaces” Rules

The FCC has released a Second Memorandum Opinion and Order that upholds the majority of prior decisions from an earlier report and order while at the same time clarifying some rules concerning: unlicensed TV Bands [...]

October 5th, 2010|Categories: RWA Briefings, Spectrum, TV White Spaces|Tags: , |

RTG and others submit proposal to permit use of vacant White Spaces

On September 16, RTG, FiberTower, WCAI and Sprint Nextel spoke with Rick Kaplan, Chief Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Genachowski on a number of issues including: a proposal to permit limited fixed licensed [...]

RTG and others reject WISPA’s continued attempts to exclude limited licensed point-to-point backhaul operations in the White Spaces

RTG, FiberTower, Sprint Nextel and WCAI, (Coalition), refuted the latest allegations made by the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) regarding the Coalition’s proposal to permit limited fixed licensed use of a limited percentage of [...]

September 16th, 2010|Categories: Spectrum, TV White Spaces|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG urges FCC to allow fixed, licensed use of TV White Spaces for backhaul

RTG submitted this letter to remind the FCC of the urgent need for affordable backhaul options in rural areas, and to urge the FCC to promptly allow fixed, licensed use of a small portion of [...]

September 14th, 2010|Categories: Spectrum, TV White Spaces|Tags: , |

Proposal for limited fixed licensed point-to-point use of TV White Spaces for Backhaul to rural areas

On August 23, RTG's Carri Bennet and representatives of FiberTower and Sprint Nextel met with Louis Peraertz, legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to discuss a proposal to permit limited fixed licensed use of [...]

August 23rd, 2010|Categories: TV White Spaces|Tags: , , , |

White Spaces Ex Parte

On November 10, 2009, RTG, FiberTower, Sprint Nextel, Alcatel-Lucent and COMPTEL met with Paul de Sa (Chief, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis), David Goldman (acting legal advisor to Chairman Genachowski), and Stagg Newman, [...]