Mobile Competition Study

You Can Win AT&T and Verizon Wireless Customers Download Details Many small, regional wireless carriers face competition with Verizon Wireless (VZW) and/or AT&T. But in most cases you can be successful in your market [...]

February 15th, 2016|Categories: Competition, Member News|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: , , , |

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: , , , , |

Verizon CEO Ponders Killing Off Rural Phone/Broadband Service & Rake In Wireless Profits

Verizon’s Plans to Abandon Rural Landline Customers Some of the most revealing commentary from McAdam came in response to questions about what Verizon plans to do with its enormous landline phone network, dominant in the [...]

July 19th, 2012|Categories: Competition|Tags: |

DOJ, FCC concerns are delaying Verizon AWS deal

The Justice Department and the FCC aren't looking kindly upon Verizon Wireless' marketing agreements with its cable partners in the AWS transaction, according to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal. The federal antitrust [...]

July 13th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: |

RTG Files Petition to Deny Verizon/T-Mobile Spectrum Deal

Today, RTG filed with the Federal Communications Commission both a petition to deny the spectrum deal between Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile and comments demonstrating how that deal perpetuates the anticompetitive harms brought about by Verizon [...]

July 10th, 2012|Categories: Competition, FCC Filings, Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Groups Want Delay Extended on Verizons AWS Deal | Wireless Week

Public Knowledge and the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) want the FCC to delay its review of Verizon's AWS acquisition for the third time. The groups, both opponents to the transaction, said in a letter to [...]

July 6th, 2012|Categories: Competition, Spectrum|Tags: , , |

Court Sets Date for Oral Arguments in Verizon “Data Roaming” Suit Against FCC – Rural Spectrum Scanner

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued an Order establishing the date for oral arguments in Verizon Wireless’ appeal of the FCC’s data roaming order issued in April [...]

June 19th, 2012|Categories: Roaming|Tags: , |