RTG Urges FCC to Hold AT&T/Qualcomm Applications In Abeyance

Qualcomm Deal Must Wait Until T-Mobile Deal Fully Resolved Today, the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) requested that the FCC withhold taking any action on the AT&T/Qualcomm applications pending final resolution of the AT&T/T-Mobile transaction. Earlier [...]

November 30th, 2011|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases|Tags: , |

FCC To Review AT&T/Qualcomm and AT&T/T-Mobile Deals “in a coordinated manner”

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) heartily supports the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to stop its informal 180 day timeline for reviewing the proposed AT&T/Qualcomm transaction and instead review the applications “in a coordinated [...]

August 9th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

Cincinnati Bell, MetroPCS, nTelos, RCA, Sprint and RTG seek consolidated review of AT&T’s 44 other proposed license assignments and transfers

AT&T has recently launched a campaign to acquire radio licenses, the two most visible are AT&T’s application to acquire 700 MHz licenses from Qualcomm and its separate application to acquire spectrum from T-Mobile. Because of [...]

RTG and Others File Joint Reply to AT&T, Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom Oppositions

RTG, Cincinnati Bell, MetroPCS, NTELOS, RCA and Sprint all jointly replied to the oppositions by AT&T, Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom to consolidate the proceedings reviewing AT&T's bid to purchase Qualcomm spectrum and to takeover T-Mobile. [...]

May 16th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Six Wireless Companies and Industry Groups Urge FCC to Consolidate Review of AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum from Qualcomm and Takeover of T-Mobile

In a joint filing today with the Federal Communications Commission, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, LLC, MetroPCS Communications, Inc., NTELOS, the Rural Cellular Association, the Rural Telecommunications Group and Sprint Nextel requested that the Commission consolidate its [...]

April 27th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

RTG opposes AT&T’s purchase of Qualcomm’s 700 MHz Spectrum

RTG responded to the Joint Opposition of AT&T and Qualcomm to Petitions to Deny or to Condition Consent and Reply to Comments filed by AT&T and Qualcomm. RTG opposes the sale of Qualcomm's lower 700 [...]

March 28th, 2011|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Handsets, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

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: 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. [...]