Posts Tagged ‘Steven Berry’

RCA Calls on FCC to Reject Reverse Auctions

FCC, Universal Service May 25th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association issued a statement on Monday encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to reject reverse auctions and seek Congressional authority to institute Universal Service Fund reform.

Sprint Joins Rural Cellular Association

Media ownership, Spectrum, Wireless April 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 – At the group’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Rural Cellular Association CEO, Steven Berry, announced the addition of wireless carrier, Sprint to the RCA.

“This is a very timely addition to RCA’s membership, and a stronger membership will certainly help ensure that our voices are heard at the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill, and at the White House and other parts of the Executive Branch,” said Berry through a joint statement released this week.

New America Foundation and Consumers Union Discuss Wireless Interoperability

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless April 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 18, 2011 – The New America Foundation, in cooperation with the Consumers Union, gathered representatives from the leading wireless services providers and consumers groups on Wednesday to discuss how requiring mobile broadband service providers to interoperate would affect consumer choice and pricing.

American Tower Joins Rural Cellular Association

Wireless March 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON March 10, 2011 – American Tower, the Boston-based wireless and broadcast infrastructure company, announced Thursday it had joined the Rural Cellular Association.

Public Safety, Industry Representatives Clash On Reallocation Of D Block

Broadband Calendar, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 18th, 2010

Public safety leaders and industry lobbyists clashed today during a Washington breakfast on whether the 700 megahertz band D block should be reallocated to public safety or reauctioned.

During the sometimes-testy Broadband Breakfast Club event, the speakers disagreed on whether public safety agencies need control over additional spectrum, with the industry representatives pointing to narrowband channels currently licensed to public safety and the public safety officials stressing the need for that spectrum for narrowband voice operations for years to come.

Does Public Safety Need More New Wireless Spectrum for Broadband?

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2010 – Several sharp exchanges between wireless carriers and public safety officials punctuated the debate on Tuesday at November’s Broadband Breakfast Club. released the free video of the event on Thursday.

Broadband Breakfast Club Considers Key Divide in Public Safety Spectrum: Re-allocation Vs. Re-auction

Broadband Calendar, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum November 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2010 – presents Broadband Breakfast Club event “Public Safety’s Role in and the Need for Better Quality Broadband,” on Tuesday, November 16. The debate will pit advocates of re-allocated public safety spectrum with those who would re-auction such spectrum, and the event will be moderated by Paul Kirby, Senior Editor at TR Daily.

Adelstein at Broadband Breakfast Club: Challenges to Rural Adoption and Availability Include Speeds, Costs, Access and Relevence

Broadband Data, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, States June 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – on Friday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on June 15, 2010: “Challenges to Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption,” featurng a keynote address by Jonathan S. Adelstein, Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service.

The event is available on at the following link.

Broadband Issues Echo Electrification Debate of Decades Ago

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States, Wireless June 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010 – Today’s broadband expansion throughout the United States faces similar challenges to wiring the nation with electricity decades ago, and the nation’s businesses, consumers and government must work together to tap into the resources that high-speed internet access offers, said one of the nation’s top expert on rural broadband at a panel discussion.

Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein at June 15 Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Rural Utilities Service June 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2010 – announced that Jonathan S. Adelstein, Administrator of RUS will keynote its June 15th Broadband Breakfast Club event, “Challenges to Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption.” Registration for the event is available at

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