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.
RWA has filed an ex parte in response to the FCC's draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking scheduled for consideration at the April 17, 2018 Open Meeting. The NPRM proposes and seeks comment on a rule [...]
Washington, D.C. – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) has filed an Application for Review of the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force’s Mobility Fund Phase II (MFII) Challenge Process Public Notice as well as a [...]
Washington, D.C. – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) welcomes the March 8 letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai regarding Mobility Fund Phase II. Like the Senators that signed this letter, RWA [...]
Washington, D.C. – The Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (RWA) welcomes the March 8 letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. Like the letter’s signatories, RWA has serious concerns that the FCC’s map showing [...]