RWA: FCC Proposal to Ban Certain Equipment Manufacturers Would “Irreparably Damage” Broadband Networks

Just two weeks after the FCC released a proposal aimed at preventing small rural carriers from using equipment from certain manufacturers due to security concerns, one rural service provider association is pushing back. The FCC rural equipment ban would “irreparably damage” rural broadband networks, said...Learn More

600 MHz Auction Proposal Seeks Middle Ground on License Area Size

The best structure for the upcoming 600 MHz voluntary broadcast spectrum auction would use a two-step process that would focus first on metro areas, followed by a rural auction, argues a new paper penned by NERA Economic Consulting. The paper titled “Local and Regional Licensing...Learn More

Rural Telecommunications Group is Now the Rural Wireless Association

September 19, 2013 — The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG), the only trade association dedicated to serving rural wireless carriers with fewer than 100,000 subscribers, announced it is changing its name to the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) to better reflect the association’s mission and focus. The...Learn More

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