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 [...]

RWA Files Reply Comments on E911 Location Accuracy Roadmap

RWA filed reply comments today in response to the FCC's Public Notice requesting comments on the “Roadmap for Improving E911 Location Accuracy.” The Roadmap was filed by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), the National [...]

December 24th, 2014|Categories: E911|Tags: , |

RWA Statement Regarding FCC Action on T-Mobile Data Roaming Petition

RWA appreciates the FCC's attention to the issues surrounding data roaming – issues of tremendous importance to small and rural carriers across the country. RWA supported T-Mobile’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling, but encouraged the Commission to go [...]

December 19th, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

RWA and RICA Announce the Rural Communications Show at the ITEXPO

WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2014 – The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) and the Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA) today announced plans to co-locate a new education and networking event for rural telecommunications providers at the ITEXPO in [...]

June 6th, 2014|Categories: Archived Events, Member News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

RWA Supports T-Mobile’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling to Remove Uncertainty on FCC’s Data Roaming Order

The statement below may be attributed to Daryl Zakov, RWA’s Assistant General Counsel. The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) applauds T-Mobile USA, Inc.’s (T-Mobile) petition for declaratory ruling filed earlier today with the Federal Communications [...]

May 28th, 2014|Categories: FCC Filings, Legislation, Member News, Press Releases, Roaming|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , |

RTG – The Rural Wireless Association Announces Name Change to RWA and New Directors

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG), the only trade association dedicated to serving rural wireless carriers with fewer than 100,000 subscribers, announced it is changing its name to the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) to better reflect [...]

September 19th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

RWA – The Rural Wireless Association Announces LTE Roaming Initiative

RWA - The Rural Wireless Association, today announced the LTE Roaming Initiative with leading rural operator Union Wireless and six strategic service and platform providers, giving rural subscribers seamless connectivity over 4G LTE as they [...]

September 13th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Member Press Release, Press Releases, Roaming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |