During these challenging times with extraordinary world events, RWA remains proud of its members and the many ways they are helping their customers and communities. RWA members are endorsing the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and going beyond to serve communities. -- Click on each company name below to learn more.
RWA Members Enhance Service to Rural Communities
Ericsson worked collaboratively with a local telephone company to quickly mobilize free high-speed internet for public school students affected by school closures.
during COVID-19 Crisis
Nemont has engaged with all schools in its community by donating over 400 computers, increasing download speeds through "speed bumps" to improve distance learning, adding community wifi hotspots, and providing broadband to first-time users. These efforts will continue to expand in rural northeastern Montana and portions of western North Dakota.
RWA is a Washington, DC-based trade association that ensures rural wireless carriers with fewer than 100,000 subscribers have a strong voice our nation's capital.
Strata Networks immediately implemented the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and
proactively offered free internet service to all educators and students who did not currently have an internet service at their home. This free offer included any speed available at the customer’s location (up to 1 Gbps) and will continue until June 15, 2020.
Click here to visit our webpage featuring more RWA member responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Pioneer Cellular immediately signed on to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and suspended disconnects of all accounts, created free drive-up hot spots for the public at their retail locations, suspended late payment fees, removed hot spot limitations, waived data overage charges, and more.
WE ARE RWA
The Rural Wireless Association is a Washington, DC-based trade association that ensures rural wireless carriers with fewer than 100,000 subscribers have a strong voice in our nation’s capital. RWA members are united in their goal to drive wireless telecom and broadband policy to strengthen rural America for the benefit of all of America.
Learn More About RWA
New Fixed-wireless-only membership category for FY2020! Select the Membership button below for more information on this and other RWA membership categories.
Supporting Rural America, Strengthens All of America - Advocacy. Education. Relationships.
Our members enjoy the benefits of a trade association that understands the ins and outs of the industry, and the important issues that rural wireless operators face. Our legal and regulatory counsel has over 30 years of experience fighting for the needs of rural carriers before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, and Congress. RWA also provides numerous networking and educational opportunities to further the business interests of our members.
RWA is dedicated to advocating for improving the quality of life in rural America by ensuring the availability of wireless communications for those living, working, and traveling within those communities. Our members in conjunction with our regulatory team are work on an array of topics including Mobility Fund Phase 2, ConnectAmerica Fund Phase 2, data roaming, and other issues that seek to enhance wireless communications in rural America.
RWA hosts highly informative webinars each month on a variety of industry issues. Missed one of our webinars? Visit our archive to view recordings of all past webinars.
What is Rural Wireless?
Watch our video to learn more about the issues affecting rural America.
Join RWA’s July Virtual Trivia Night – Thank you for sponsoring, Womble Bond Dickinson!
RWA Committee and Board members are invited to join regular virtual get togethers. Not on a committee? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join today!