Join us for the 2014 RWA Annual Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the NTCA Fall Conference. RWA’s Annual Meeting will include:
- President’s Remarks (Dave Dengel of Copper Valley Wireless)
- CEO’s State of the Association (Tanya Sullivan)
- Regulatory/Legislative Review (Carri Bennet)
- Director Elections for three directors (2 Carrier and 1 Associate/Supporting)
- And More
All RWA Members and NTCA Fall Conference attendees are invited to attend.
Call for Nominations for the RWA Board
Elections are being held for three (3) Directors:
- Two (2) Carrier Board seats and
- One (1) Associate or Supporting Board seat,
with one incumbent Director running for re-election. The Nominating Committee is calling for nominations of candidates for those three seats. The RWA Board consists of seven Voting (Carrier) Members and up to two members who may be Supporting or Associate Members.
The incumbent running for re-election is:
- Carrier Director: Brian Woody, Chief Customer Relations Officer, Union Wireless
Board terms run for three years. Directors are limited to two terms. A director must sit out at least one year after serving two consecutive terms as a Director before being appointed by the Board or seeking an additional Board term. Board membership is held by the individual as a representative of the member company. If there is a change of status of the individual or the member company, the affected Board seat shall be deemed vacant. Neither Board Members nor employees of a Board Member’s company or an affiliated company shall serve on the governing board of any other national wireless trade association unless prior approval is obtained from the Board. Board meetings are regularly held via conference call one or two times a month (on average). Board members must participate in two-thirds (2/3) of the annual and regular meetings either in person or by conference call. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please complete the Nomination Form and email it to Heather Thompson on or by Friday, August 15, 2014.
Voting Delegate Form
Voting (Carrier) members – please fill out the Voting Member Delegate Form to designate your delegate and alternates for voting at RWA’s Annual Meeting (or via email/U.S. mail). Voting (Carrier) Members should submit this form on or before Friday, August 15, 2014 to Heather Thompson.
Mobility Fund Phase II Comments
Last week, RWA filed comments in response to the FCC’s proposed new rules to implement Mobility Fund Phase II for ongoing support for 4G mobile wireless services. RWA’s comments:
Detail how the rules can keep Mobility Phase II support targeted to the small, rural and regional carriers that actually serve customers in rural and remote areas.
Urge the FCC to thoroughly clarify its area eligibility criteria and provide carriers with an extensive challenge process.
Recommend that the FCC maintain the halt of phase-down support at current levels until 50% of Mobility Phase II support has been disbursed.