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: , , |

RWA Member Briefing – FCC Sets Incentive Auction Application Deadline & Competitive Bidding Rules Webinar

This briefing gives an overview of the FCC Public Notice announcing the application procedure for the 600 MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction, currently set to begin on March 29, 2016. The window for Forward Auction applications [...]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: RWA Briefings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

Access To Low-Band Spectrum Is The Key To Wireless Competition

Not all spectrum is created equal. Low-band spectrum – spectrum below 1 GHz – has unique propagation characteristics that make it very valuable to mobile wireless carriers. Carriers refer to this spectrum as “beachfront” spectrum [...]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RWA Joins Forces to Save Wireless Choice

RWA has joined forces with NTCA The Rural Broadband Association and other organizations and communications companies on the Save Wireless Choice initiative.  The goal of the initiative is to work together to ensure that the upcoming 600 MHz [...]

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Member News, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

RWA Advocates for Rural Telco Bidding Credit

The statement below may be attributed to Daryl A. Zakov, RWA’s Assistant General Counsel. RWA appreciates the Commission’s attention to the issues surrounding the upcoming 600 MHz Incentive Auction, including the examination of its competitive [...]

February 20th, 2015|Categories: FCC Filings, Press Releases|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: , , , , |

RWA’s Carri Bennet Discusses Verizon/Vodafone Deal with the BBC

RTG's General Counsel, Carri Bennet, commented on Verizon’s bid to purchase Verizon Wireless from UK-based Vodafone for $130 billion during two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio programs. Throughout the interviews with the host of Business [...]

September 4th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Spectrum, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

AT&T Continues to Shout-Down Any Opposition to its Spectrum Hoarding Quest

RTG Supports Reasonable Limits on the Spectrum Holdings of All Carriers AT&T, Inc. (AT&T) has submitted yet another filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) arguing once again that any proposal suggesting a limit on [...]

August 14th, 2013|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

RTG: FCC Approval of Mega-Deal Reinforces VZW/AT&T Duopoly

Competition in Rural America Now Depends on Enforceable Conditions and Specially-Created Complaint Docket The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) respects the time the Federal Communications Commission has spent analyzing the complex business arrangements and accompanying [...]

August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , |