RTG Petitions FCC to Deny Sale of Qualcomm’s 700 MHz Spectrum to AT&T

On March 11th, RTG petitioned the FCC to deny the proposed assignment of Qualcomm's lower 700 MHz band licenses to AT&T or in the alternative to condition any such grant in a manner that will [...]

March 15th, 2011|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Handsets, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG Demands Establishment of a Data Roaming Mandate

Statement of Carri Bennet, General Counsel to the Rural Telecommunications Group Washington, D.C. – Since 2007, the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) has advocated for the FCC to establish a data roaming mandate. While the National [...]

March 10th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Roaming|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: , , , |

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: , , , , |

Fall Forum and Annual Meeting Update

We look forward to seeing you at the RICA/RTG Fall Forum in Las Vegas this November 17th and 18th! Some Fall Forum Highlights Include Blair Levin, who was the FCC's Director of the National Broadband [...]

RTG discusses the Mobility Fund with the FCC

RTG met with the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Wireline Competition Bureau on the creation of a Mobility Fund as recommended in the National Broadband Plan (NBP). RTG emphasized the fact that this is [...]

September 8th, 2010|Categories: Universal Service|Tags: , , , , , |

RTG Applauds Obama Administration Support For FCC Spectrum Plan

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG), a trade association representing small, rural wireless carriers, applauds President Obama for issuing a Presidential Memorandum to help unleash 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband [...]

June 29th, 2010|Categories: Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

4G Coalition urges the FCC to promptly issue a FNPRM so that the FCC may auction and license the 700 MHz D Block

In a letter dated June 25, the 4G Coalition notes it has been thirteen years since Congress directed the FCC to auction 36 MHz of spectrum in the Upper 700 MHz band for commercial use, [...]

June 25th, 2010|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |

4G Coalition files technical study

The Coalition for 4G in America, of which RTG is a member, filed this technical study in the active 700 MHz dockets. The signatories include: RTG, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, RCA, Xanadoo Company, Access Spectrum and [...]

4G Coalition supports FCC findings and assumptions that it is efficient to build a Public Safety broadband wireless network that takes advantage of commercial 4G wireless networks

4G Coalition, of which RTG is a member, filed a letter with the FCC supporting the FCC's Omnibus Broadband Initiative cost model supporting the National Broadband Plan's (NBP) funding recommendations for the Public Safety broadband [...]

June 3rd, 2010|Categories: Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |