GW WIRELESS, INC.
410 Crown Street
P.O. Box 411
Wall, SD 57790-0411
May 26, 2005
Electronic Filing - Via ECFS
Marlene H. Dortch
Office ofthe Secretary
Federal COlmnunications COlmmssion
Washington, DC 20554
Re: CC DocketNo. 94-102
TTYImplementatioll Status Report
Market B369 - Rapid City, SD BTA C-Block
Market B301 - Mitchell, SD BTA E-Block
Dear Ms. Dortch:
GW Wireless, Inc. ("GW") hereby submits this report on implementation ofText
Telephone Device ("TTY") access to 911 services, pursuant to the Commission's Fourth
Report and Order in CC Docket No. 94-102, released December 14,2000. GWhas not
filed any previous TTY reports with the Commission because it only recently completed
construction ofits broadband PCS system.
In accordance with Section 20.18(a) ofthe COlmnission's Rules, GW is not
required to provide TTY access to 911 services because it is not offering voice service at
this time. Section 20.18(a) states as follows:
The following requirements are only applicable to Broadband Personal
COlllillunications Services (part 24, Subpart E ofthis chapter), Cellular
Radio Telephone Service (Part 22, Subpart H ofthis chapter), and
Geographic Area Specialized Mobile Radio Services and Incumbent Wide
Area SMR Licensees in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands (included in
Part 90, Subpart S ofthis chapter). In addition, service providers in these
enumerated services are subject to thefollowing requirements solely to the
extent that they offer real-time two way switched voice service that is
interconnected with the public switched network and utilize an in-network
switching facility which enables the provider to reuse :fi'equencies and
accomplish seamless hand-offs ofsubscriber calls.
47 C.F.R. § 20.18(a) (emphasis added).
GW is currently offeting only data services over its broadband pes
network, which was constructed using an Airspan AS4000 wireless DSL
platfonn. Since GW is not offering two way switched voice service, GW will not
be implementing TTY access to 911 service. IfGW offers voice service in the
future, it shall supplement this report to desctibe its TTY compliance measures.
William E. Cook