D Block Dialogue: Protect Rural America from an Unfunded Mandate

Public safety is a core function of local government. The vast majority of law enforcement, firefighters, emergency personnel and first responders are employed by state and local governments. Unfortunately, some in Congress support a government [...]

February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

RTG’s Art Prest selected to serve on the FCC’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee

RTG's Technology Advisor, Art Prest, has been informed by Chairman Genachowski of his appointment to serve on the Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) as a representative of RTG. ERIC's mission [...]

February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

D Block Dialogue: Need for True Interoperability

After 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, America’s first responders were unable to use their communications devices. Public safety found their networks down and incompatible with the available commercial networks. After years of failed efforts, we are [...]

January 26th, 2011|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG Opposes AT&T’s Purchase of Windstream’s Lower 700 MHz Band C Block licenses in six rural Pennsylvania counties

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) filed comments yesterday opposing the proposed transfer of 700 MHz licenses from D&E Investments, Inc. (D&E), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream Corporation (Windstream), to New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (New [...]

RTG: AT&T’s acquisition of Qualcomm’s spectrum widens divide between haves and have-nots

FCC's approval of the transaction must come with specific conditions The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (“RTG”) is deeply concerned about the anti-competitive affects of AT&T Inc.'s (“AT&T”) proposed acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm Inc. [...]

December 20th, 2010|Categories: Competition, Handsets, Press Releases, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

4G Coalition submits comment on increasing public safety interoperability by promoting competition for public safety communications technologies

The 4G Coalition submitted comments arguing that competition among equipment providers to any telecommunications service -- including public safety services -- is critical and that the lack of competition in the public safety communications marketplace [...]

September 20th, 2010|Categories: FCC Filings, Handsets|Tags: , , , , |

Wireless Strategy paper on “Lower 700 MHz Interference Management” filed with the FCC

The Coalition for 4G in America submitted a letter and paper supporting the promotion of interoperability across the entire 700 MHz Band to ensure the development of a multiband commercial and public safety device ecosystem. [...]