RTG Views DOJ Oversight of Verizon-Cable Juggernaut as Vital

Competition in Rural America Depends on Enforceable Conditions -- Or a Future Unwinding of the Deals The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) is appreciative of the time and effort the United States Department of Justice [...]

August 16th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

RTG Calls for Hearing on Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo/Cox AWS Transactions

On August 3, RTG filed an ex parte urging the FCC to conduct a hearing to determine whether conditions would be sufficient enough to approve Verizon Wireless’ proposed deals.  RTG noted in its ex parte [...]

August 3rd, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG Urges FCC to Review Verizon Wireless/Cable Company Deals In Tandem With 9 AT&T Spectrum Deals

Click here for the ex parte filed on August 2. In the ex parte, RTG urges the FCC to immediately suspend the informal 180-day review shot clocks for the Verizon Wireless/Cable Company deals until parties [...]

August 2nd, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Files Reply Comments Regarding Verizon/SpectrumCo/Cox Spectrum Sale

On March 26th, RTG filed reply comments regarding the transactions proposed by Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo and Cox TMI Wireless as they would cause significant harm to RTG, its members, and Americans who live, work and [...]

March 26th, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Files Reply Comments Regarding Verizon/Leap Spectrum Sale

In a March 12th filing, RTG continues to oppose the proposed sale of spectrum from Leap Wireless to Verizon Wireless. Verizon and Leap fail to adequately refute the adverse impact on competition and the public [...]

March 12th, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , , |

RTG Applauds FCC Decision on Verizon and Cable Company Document Request, Filing Extension

Need For Full Transparency Remains Strong to Protect the Public The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) applauds the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to extend the filing deadline for parties petitioning the proposed sale of [...]

March 8th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG and Others Quote Comcast Executive in Calling for Unredacted Access to Commercial Agreements Between Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo and Cox

"The transaction is an integrated transaction. There was never any discussion about selling the spectrum without having the commercial agreements.” In an ex parte filing with the FCC today, RTG, Media Access Project, T-Mobile, Free [...]

March 8th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

Group of Concerned Parties asks FCC to “stop the clock” on Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo and Cox

Buried in a filing late on Friday, Verizon and its cable partners defended their spectrum purchasing deal and the secretive cross-marketing agreements that go along with it. This morning a group of concerned parties, including [...]

March 6th, 2012|Categories: FCC Filings, Spectrum|Tags: , , , |

RTG Urges FCC to Deny Spectrum Sales from Leap, SpectrumCo and Cox to Verizon Wireless

Cites Evidence of Collusion in Cable Deals The Rural Telecommunications Group’s (RTG) has filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) two separate petitions to deny pending license sales to Verizon Wireless. RTG’s first petition to [...]

February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |