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.
Echoing concerns raised by its members regarding overstated Verizon 4G LTE coverage as it relates to the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) challenge process, the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) has filed a Request asking [...]
Washington, D.C. – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) has filed an Opposition to an Application for Review filed by Verizon following the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus’ wise decision to [...]
Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”) General Counsel, Carri Bennet: The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint will allegedly bring the bounties of 5G wireless broadband [...]
Washington, D.C. – RWA respectfully disagrees with the Commission on its AT&T Waiver decision released today. On March 29, 2018 the Commission requested comment on an AT&T waiver petition seeking to have the Commission retroactively [...]