RTG Member Becomes First Recipient of FCC Mobility Fund Support

Rural Pennsylvania Carrier NEP Wireless Plans To Deploy 4G LTE to Unserved Communities by April 2016

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) is pleased to announce that of the dozens of successful winning bidders in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Auction 901 for Mobility Fund Phase I support conducted in September of 2012, RTG member NEP Wireless is the first carrier in the country to successfully gain approval from the FCC to receive an initial disbursement of mobility funds. NEP Wireless successfully bid on seven Census Tracts in Auction 901 based on a commitment to build-out 4G LTE services in currently unserved portions of Wayne and Susquehanna Counties in rural northeast Pennsylvania. The FCC’s initial disbursement of Mobility Fund Phase I support is equal to one-third of NEP’s total winning bid amount of $6,179,238.90. In order to secure the initial disbursement of funds, NEP Wireless submitted detailed support as required by the FCC’s rules. NEP Wireless maneuvered through the FCC procedural requirements of Auction 901 with the help of the boutique communications law firm of Bennet & Bennet, PLLC. RTG is proud of NEP Wireless and looks forward to ensuring that more of its members succeed in obtaining much needed support through the Mobility Fund to provide advanced mobile services to those living, working and traveling in rural America.

About RTG – Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Rural Telecommunications Group, Inc. (RTG) is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve less than 100,000 subscribers. RTG’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient and innovative telecommunications technologies to remote and underserved communities. ruraltelecomgroup.org @RTGwireless

About NEP Wireless – NEP Wireless is a subsidiary of the North-East Pennsylvania Telephone Company (NEP). For over 110 years, NEP has been providing northeastern Pennsylvania with the best in telecommunication and technology, including TV, high-speed Internet, telephone and wireless service.

About Bennet & Bennet, PLLC – Bennet & Bennet, PLLC is a full service communications law firm with extensive experience representing clients across the communications industry. Bennet & Bennet advises clients in all aspects of communications law and advocates for clients in a wide variety of forums. The firm consists of a collaborative team of nationally recognized attorneys who have diverse backgrounds and experience.

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2018-03-07T16:16:26-04:00 April 26th, 2013|Categories: Member News, Press Releases|
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