RWA Encouraged by FCC Mobility Fund Phase II Information

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) is pleased that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has found that use of the centroid [...]

RWA Urges Action on Mobility Support

The statement below may be attributed to Carri Bennet, RWA’s General Counsel. Arlington, VA – Today, the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission urging implementation of a mechanism [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

Meetings Focus on Mobility Funding

Earlier this month, RWA General Counsel Carri Bennet and Regulatory Counsel Erin Fitzgerald held meetings with staff in Commissioner Clyburn's and Rosenworcel’s offices. Counsel primarily discussed the Mobility Fund proceeding, reiterated the need for mobile [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Universal Service|Tags: , , |

Access To Low-Band Spectrum Is The Key To Wireless Competition

Not all spectrum is created equal. Low-band spectrum – spectrum below 1 GHz – has unique propagation characteristics that make it very valuable to mobile wireless carriers. Carriers refer to this spectrum as “beachfront” spectrum [...]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

Pro-Competitive Rules Are Needed For The Upcoming 600 MHz Incentive Auction

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is currently finalizing the rules for the 600 MHz broadcast incentive auction which is scheduled to occur in early 2016. The incentive auction is believed to be the [...]

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Press Releases, Rule Making|Tags: , , |

RWA Weighs In on Cellular Harmonization

RWA continues to lobby the FCC to ensure a smooth transition of the 800 MHz Cellular service to geographic based licensing.  In its comments, which were filed this week, RWA supports the FCC’s proposal to adopt [...]

January 21st, 2015|Categories: FCC Filings|Tags: , , , , |

The Chicken & Egg Spectrum Auction

Replace the term chicken with “reverse auction” and egg with “forward auction” and the result would be a classic conundrum updated to 21st century FCC-speak. Throw in the term “repacking“, as in moving the broadcasters [...]

Annual Meeting/Board Elections & Mobility Fund Filing

Join us for the 2014 RWA Annual Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the NTCA Fall Conference. RWA's Annual Meeting will include: President's Remarks (Dave Dengel of Copper Valley Wireless) CEO's State of [...]

August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Archived Events, Member News, Member Press Release, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

RWA Files Data Roaming Comments & Q2 Wireless Metrics

Download the Reply Comments RWA knows how important commercially reasonable wholesale data roaming rates, terms and conditions are to its membership. RWA continues to urge the FCC to provide additional clarification and direction with regard [...]

August 21st, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Legislation, Member News|Tags: , , , , , |

For Immediate Release: RWA Applauds Sprint and T-Mobile Decision to Remain Independent

RWA Applauds Sprint and T-Mobile Decision to Remain Independent U.S. Consumers Better Served by Having Four Nationwide Mobile Wireless Carriers The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. RWA is pleased and relieved to learn that Sprint Corporation Sprint [...]

August 6th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Member News, Member Press Release, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |