RTG Statement on DC Appeals Court Upholding FCC’s Data Roaming Rules

Appeals Court Upholds FCC’s Data Roaming Rules The following statement can be attributed to Carri Bennet, RTG’s General Counsel: The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) applauds the decision released earlier today by the U.S. Court [...]

December 4th, 2012|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

Industry’s Wholesale Roaming Rates Reflect Price Gouging By National Operators

NTCA and RTG Provide FCC With Additional Evidence That Inter-carrier Voice and Data Roaming Rates Are Grossly Anticompetitive The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) today filed an ex [...]

November 9th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Roaming|Tags: |

Courting Data Roaming Customers – Onerous Terms and Conditions

Despite the 2011 [data roaming] order, according to Carri Bennet, managing principal at the law firm of Bennet & Bennet, no LTE roaming agreements have yet been negotiated between AT&T and any other carrier, and [...]

September 19th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Roaming|Tags: |

Court Sets Date for Oral Arguments in Verizon “Data Roaming” Suit Against FCC – Rural Spectrum Scanner

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued an Order establishing the date for oral arguments in Verizon Wireless’ appeal of the FCC’s data roaming order issued in April [...]

June 19th, 2012|Categories: Roaming|Tags: , |

RTG and others file joint brief in support of the FCC’s Roaming Obligations

On January 23rd, RTG along with Bright House, Cincinnati Bell, Leap Wireless, MetroPCS, NTCA, RCA and U.S. Cellular, filed an intervenor’s brief in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Virtually the entire wireless industry—that is, [...]

January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Roaming|Tags: |

RTG Urges FCC, DOJ to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

Conditions Alone Will Not Overcome Threats to Consumer Choice, Job Loss and Competition Washington, D.C. – Exactly one month ago, AT&T Inc. (AT&T) boldly announced its plan to take over T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile). As [...]

April 21st, 2011|Categories: Competition, Handsets, Press Releases, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

S and R Communications Signs with Verizon Wireless Rural LTE Program

S and R Communications, LLC announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program.  Under the program, S and R will work with [...]

April 18th, 2011|Categories: Roaming|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Wholeheartedly Supports FCC’s Data Roaming Decision

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) is thrilled with the Federal Communications Commission’s decision earlier today to formally recognize that data roaming is a necessity for all Americans. RTG’s members can now [...]

April 7th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Roaming|Tags: , , |

RTG excited that at least one member has a 3G data roaming agreement with AT&T

RTG recently responded in a letter to the FCC regarding AT&T’s March 24, 2011 ex parte acknowledging that it has entered into a 3G data roaming agreement with one of RTG’s members, CTC Telcom d/b/a [...]

April 5th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Member News, Roaming|Tags: , , , |

RTG opposes AT&T’s purchase of Qualcomm’s 700 MHz Spectrum

RTG responded to the Joint Opposition of AT&T and Qualcomm to Petitions to Deny or to Condition Consent and Reply to Comments filed by AT&T and Qualcomm. RTG opposes the sale of Qualcomm's lower 700 [...]

March 28th, 2011|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Handsets, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |