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 [...]

May 23rd, 2011|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG on USF Reform: FCC Proposal Violates the Communications Act and Undermines Competitive Neutrality

Reform must include ongoing support for high cost, hard to serve areas Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) filed comments with the FCC today on the FCC's proposal to reform the universal [...]

April 18th, 2011|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Rule Making, Universal Service|Tags: , , , |

FCC proposal to amend the interim cap rule is not legal

Banking reclaimed high cost support will hurt wireless competition and consumers The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) filed comments with the FCC today addressing the issues raised by various parties in the FCC's Corr Wireless proceeding. [...]

November 1st, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases, Universal Service|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 [...]

September 18th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , , |

FCC Begins Process of Dismantling Traditional USF Mechanism

As one of the first steps in the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the FCC has released a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to decimate the current, high-cost universal [...]

May 3rd, 2010|Categories: RWA Briefings, Universal Service|Tags: , |

RTG Issues Comments Regarding USF Policy Guidance Requested by USAC

RTG’s comments are focused on the issues outlined by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that most affect RTG’s rural, wireless competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) membership. Specifically, RTG opposes retroactive punishment of ETCs that [...]

October 28th, 2009|Categories: FCC Filings, Universal Service|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Writes in Support of RCA’s Opposition to USAC Decision

In a letter to FCC Chairman Copps, RTG expresses its support for the ex parte presentation by the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) to Ms. Schneider of his staff.  RTG shares RCA’s opposition to the Universal [...]

June 24th, 2009|Categories: Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |