RWA advocates before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress on behalf of its members.
From Alaska to Alabama, RWA is dedicated to supporting our member companies in their efforts to extend wireless coverage to our rural communities through our innovative advocacy. Our devoted team of legal and regulatory experts ensures our carrier members have a voice in Washington.
The RWA Advocacy Team:
Secured a 15% rural service provider bidding credit for the 600 MHz Auction, and formulated and structured the 600 MHz auction for a successful outcome by rightsizing license areas and preventing package bidding.
Participates in the CAF Phase II proceeding to ensure wireless broadband providers are funded.
Continues to be deeply involved in the Mobility Fund Phase II proceeding to ensure that rural wireless companies can meet both capex and opex for LTE buildout.
Files dozens of pleadings, comments and ex partes each year covering issues that impact rural wireless carriers including Universal Service/Mobility Fund/CAF; Spectrum Auctions; Fair and Reasonable Roaming Access to Devices; Unfair Competition.
Works to ensure that rural wireless companies secure fair and reasonable roaming agreements.
Ensuring that the FCC fairly addresses the 700 MHz buildout rules, so the spectrum is not warehoused by licensees unwilling to build wireless networks in rural and remote areas.
On October 28 the Rural Wireless Association filed comments in the 3.5 GHz band auction proceeding. In its comments, RWA notes that since its adoption of county-based bidding, the Commission, in an attempt to benefit [...]
Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission narrowly-approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US, Inc., as well as an apparent side-deal with Dish Network Corp. that allows the satellite company to delay its [...]
On October 11 the Rural Wireless Association filed comments under the Tunney Act review process with the DOJ explaining the ineffectiveness of the DOJ’s Proposed Final Judgement/Consent Decree in alleviating the anticompetitive effects of the [...]