Request for Auction Suspension

More than half of the bidders in the Incentive Auction are RWA and/or NTCA members or affiliates. Both RWA and NTCA will be holding events in September, and are concerned that the Incentive Auction bidding [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Joint Network Resiliency Comments Emphasize Need for True Bilateral Roaming

RWA, along with NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, provided input on the voluntary wireless network resiliency initiative which aims to promote wireless continuity during disasters and emergencies. The comments emphasize the need for fully [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, FCC Filings, Roaming|Tags: , , , , |

RWA, NTCA Urge FCC to Update Designated Entity Bidding Rules

In response to the FCC’s request for comment on the competitive bidding rules, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and RWA provided details about a proposed rural telco bidding credit. In recognizing the unique position and interest that rural [...]

May 14th, 2015|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases|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 [...]

Wireless Symposium 2015 – A Training Boot Camp for CES

International CES 2015 can be overwhelming for independent operators. In the above video, Steve Pastorkovich, VP of Training and Development for NTCA and Tanya Sullivan, CEO of RWA, explain that the Wireless Symposium, co-produced by [...]

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: , , , , |

FCC Acknowledges Importance of Rural Voice

Reply Comment Extension Granted in T-Mobile Data Roaming Proceeding The FCC has granted the joint request filed by RWA, NTCA-the Rural Broadband Association and the Blooston Rural Carriers seeking an extension of the reply comment [...]

Rural Coalition Promotes Consensus Proposal Expanding Geographic License Areas for 600 MHz Auction

Arlington, Va. (March 11, 2014) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) and the Rural Wireless Association (RWA), together with the Competitive Carriers’ Association (CCA) and the Blooston Rural Carriers, today announced a consensus proposal for [...]

March 11th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Wireless Symposium Call For Topics – Due July 15

NTCA and RTG are currently seeking topic and speaker proposals for the 2012 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo, which will be held in New Orleans, La., on January 11-13. Topic submissions should: Be specific and germane [...]

June 20th, 2011|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

RTG and others ask RUS to Change BIP Evaluation Criteria

In a letter to RUS Administrator Johnathon Adelstein, it is noted that the proposed evaluation criteria under BIP for the proportion of rural residents served in unserved areas is at odds with the language Congress [...]

August 5th, 2009|Categories: Stimulus|Tags: , , , , , , , , |