What Is A WISP?
Fixed wireless internet service providers (WISPs) deliver reliable, affordable broadband to customers in fixed locations such as residences, businesses, and schools.
Fixed wireless is the fastest-growing sector of the broadband industry, characterized by cost-effective deployment, rapid technology innovation, and many credible new entrants. Networks can be built and upgraded rapidly – at a fraction of the cost – of those based on DSL, fiber, cable or satellite technologies.
To date, the industry has served mostly rural and suburban areas where telephone and cable broadband deployments are often not cost-effective. WISPs are key to closing the urban-rural digital divide.