White House to Consider Investment in Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure

The White House has announced a new initiative, called “Made In Rural America,” that is intended to “help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and access new customers and markets abroad.” [...]

February 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Executive Action|Tags: |

RTG: AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile Will Disrupt White House Rural Council Broadband Goals

Consolidation Reduces Consumer Choice; Deters Large Carriers From Deploying Rural 4G AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile will destroy jobs, frustrate innovation, and thwart deployment in rural America for years to come. President Obama recently signed [...]

August 17th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , |

President Obama establishes White House Rural Council

President Obama signed an Order today establishing the White House Rural Council. The Council's mission is, among other items, to "coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including...telecommunications services providers." The [...]

June 9th, 2011|Categories: Executive Action|Tags: , |

RTG Demands Establishment of a Data Roaming Mandate

Statement of Carri Bennet, General Counsel to the Rural Telecommunications Group Washington, D.C. – Since 2007, the Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) has advocated for the FCC to establish a data roaming mandate. While the National [...]

March 10th, 2011|Categories: Competition, Press Releases, Roaming|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Applauds President Obama’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) heartily applauds President Obama’s announcement today introducing the Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative. In addition to releasing 500 MHz of additional spectrum for commercial use in the next decade, the [...]

February 10th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases, Roaming, Spectrum, Universal Service|Tags: , , |

RTG supports President Obama’s pledge to bring next generation high-speed wireless to all Americans

RTG enthusiastically supports President Obama’s pledge to bring next generation high-speed wireless coverage to 98% of all Americans within the next five years. Increasing the availability of mobile broadband services will boost rural economies and [...]

January 27th, 2011|Categories: Handsets, Roaming, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , |

RTG Applauds Obama Administration Support For FCC Spectrum Plan

Washington, D.C. – The Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG), a trade association representing small, rural wireless carriers, applauds President Obama for issuing a Presidential Memorandum to help unleash 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband [...]

June 29th, 2010|Categories: Press Releases, Spectrum|Tags: , , , , , |