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: , , , |

Reply Comments Highlight Regulatory Burdens in Privacy NPRM

The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on proposed privacy rules for broadband providers. The NPRM is extremely detailed and, if adopted, would place significant regulatory burdens on broadband providers. RWA filed reply [...]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Rule Making|Tags: , , |

Broadband Privacy Comments Push for Rural-Friendly Modifications

If adopted, the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules would place significant regulatory burdens on broadband providers. RWA seeks rural-friendly modifications to the proposed rules, including extension of rule implementation dates or exemption from certain rules [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings|Tags: , , , , |

Mosaic targets new customers by extending super-fast broadband to US rural homes

Rural service provider Mosaic Telecom keeps pushing the boundaries and is now aiming to bring super-fast broadband to the homes of the remotest rural customers by deploying LTE on its existing spectrum. “Along with improving [...]

July 6th, 2011|Categories: Member News|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 [...]

GCI’s terrestrial broadband service project takes a big step forward

GCI's terrestrial broadband service project takes a big step forward - Alaska Newspapers Inc..

April 16th, 2011|Categories: Member News|Tags: , , , , |

National Broadband Map Unveiled

NTIA unveiled the National Broadband Map (as called for in the National Broadband Plan) yesterday - a searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability resulting from a nationwide survey on broadband adoption. The website includes [...]

February 18th, 2011|Categories: Competition|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 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 [...]