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Archive for the Tag ‘NBP’

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

Stop 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 protect rural consumers and ensure… Read More »

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 Broadband Plan recognized the need… Read More »

National Broadband Map Unveiled

NBM Logo 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 more than 25 million searchable… Read More »

D Block Dialogue: Protect Rural America from an Unfunded Mandate

CPSN D Block Dialogue 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 giveaway of spectrum that would… Read More »

Fall Forum and Annual Meeting Update

Fall Forum Logo Vertical 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 Plan, will keynote the… Read More »

RTG discusses the Mobility Fund with the FCC

Alternate text test. 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 a Mobility Fund, not a… Read More »

RTG Applauds Obama Administration Support For FCC Spectrum Plan

ist1_6360812-white-house 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 use in support of the… Read More »

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, a directive which will not… Read More »