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BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019
BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019

BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY...

BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019

BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019

Looking For Something You Saw (or missed) At WISPAPALOOZA 2018?
Looking For Something You Saw (or missed) At WISPAPALOOZA 2018?

Looking For Something You Saw (or...

Looking For Something You Saw (or missed) At WISPAPALOOZA 2018?

Looking For Something You Saw (or missed) At WISPAPALOOZA 2018?

Check out the show and daily guides, select session videos, photos and more in the Conference Recap.
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR WISPAMERICA '19 IS OPEN
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR WISPAMERICA '19 IS OPEN

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR...

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR WISPAMERICA '19 IS OPEN

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FOR WISPAMERICA '19 IS OPEN

WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SECTOR’S FUTURE GROWTH, DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES ON CBRS;...
WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SECTOR’S FUTURE GROWTH, DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES ON CBRS;...

WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT...

WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SECTOR’S FUTURE GROWTH, DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES ON CBRS;...

WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SECTOR’S FUTURE GROWTH, DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES ON CBRS;...

Las Vegas, NV – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) today ended its largest-ever annual show on a note of strong...
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The "C-Band" spectrum proceeding at...

The "C-Band" spectrum proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers the...

The "C-Band" spectrum proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers the...

WISPA and Broadband Access Coalition Agree:  Expanding Shared Use of C-Band Spectrum Will...
WISPA and Broadband Access Coalition Agree:  Expanding Shared Use of C-Band Spectrum Will...

WISPA and Broadband Access...

WISPA and Broadband Access Coalition Agree: Expanding Shared Use of C-Band Spectrum Will...

WISPA and Broadband Access Coalition Agree: Expanding Shared Use of C-Band Spectrum Will...

Washington, DC – Members of the Broadband Access Coalition – a large and diverse group of tech companies, broadband ISPs, and...
WISPA URGES THE FCC TO ALLOW SECONDARY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 4.9 GHz BAND ON A SHARED...
WISPA URGES THE FCC TO ALLOW SECONDARY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 4.9 GHz BAND ON A SHARED...

WISPA URGES THE FCC TO ALLOW...

WISPA URGES THE FCC TO ALLOW SECONDARY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 4.9 GHz BAND ON A SHARED...

WISPA URGES THE FCC TO ALLOW SECONDARY COMMERCIAL USE OF THE 4.9 GHz BAND ON A SHARED...

WISPA Calls on FCC to Modernize Rules in the 2.5 GHz “EBS” Spectrum Band
WISPA Calls on FCC to Modernize Rules in the 2.5 GHz “EBS” Spectrum Band

WISPA Calls on FCC to Modernize...

WISPA Calls on FCC to Modernize Rules in the 2.5 GHz “EBS” Spectrum Band

WISPA Calls on FCC to Modernize Rules in the 2.5 GHz “EBS” Spectrum Band

Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) today praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
WISPA Concerned About FCC’s New CBRS Proposal
WISPA Concerned About FCC’s New CBRS Proposal

WISPA Concerned About FCC’s New...

WISPA Concerned About FCC’s New CBRS Proposal

WISPA Concerned About FCC’s New CBRS Proposal

The following statement is by Claude Aiken, President and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), on the FCC’s...
Representatives from the New America Foundation, WISPA, Google, Ruckus Wireless,...
Representatives from the New America Foundation, WISPA, Google, Ruckus Wireless,...

Representatives from the New...

Representatives from the New America Foundation, WISPA, Google, Ruckus Wireless,...

Representatives from the New America Foundation, WISPA, Google, Ruckus Wireless,...

Palm Bay, Florida, 19 November 2018 – The Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the...
Thank you for attending WISPAPALOOZA 2018 | Claude Aiken & Nathan Stooke
Thank you for attending WISPAPALOOZA 2018 | Claude Aiken & Nathan Stooke

Thank you for attending...

Thank you for attending WISPAPALOOZA 2018 | Claude Aiken & Nathan Stooke

Thank you for attending WISPAPALOOZA 2018 | Claude Aiken & Nathan Stooke

With more than 2200 attendees in Las Vegas, #WISPAPALOOZA2018 was our largest conference ever.
WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS Vote But Sees New Opportunities for Rural Broadband;...
WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS Vote But Sees New Opportunities for Rural Broadband;...

WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS...

WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS Vote But Sees New Opportunities for Rural Broadband;...

WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS Vote But Sees New Opportunities for Rural Broadband;...

Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is disappointed that the Federal Communications Commission voted...
WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED
WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA is looking for members to join one of several committees or become a state coordinator to support our growing advocacy and educational efforts....
Congratulations to the 2018 WISPA Awards Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 WISPA Awards Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 WISPA...

Congratulations to the 2018 WISPA Awards Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 WISPA Awards Winners

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE BIG WINNERS AS FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RURAL SUBSIDY...
FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE BIG WINNERS AS FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RURAL SUBSIDY...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE BIG WINNERS AS FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RURAL SUBSIDY...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE BIG WINNERS AS FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RURAL SUBSIDY...

Washington, DC – More than a dozen members of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) are among the newly announced winners...
WISPA Welcomes the Trump Administration’s National Spectrum Strategy Initiative
WISPA Welcomes the Trump Administration’s National Spectrum Strategy Initiative

WISPA Welcomes the Trump...

WISPA Welcomes the Trump Administration’s National Spectrum Strategy Initiative

WISPA Welcomes the Trump Administration’s National Spectrum Strategy Initiative

The following statement is by Claude Aiken, President and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), in response to the Trump...
SIX WISPA MEMBER COMPANIES MAKE THE “INC 5000” LIST
SIX WISPA MEMBER COMPANIES MAKE THE “INC 5000” LIST

SIX WISPA MEMBER COMPANIES MAKE THE...

SIX WISPA MEMBER COMPANIES MAKE THE “INC 5000” LIST

SIX WISPA MEMBER COMPANIES MAKE THE “INC 5000” LIST

WISPA is pleased and proud to note that six WISPA member companies have been included on this year’s edition of the “INC 5000” list...
THE WISPA REPORT | NOVEMBER 21, 2018
THE WISPA REPORT | NOVEMBER 21, 2018

THE WISPA REPORT | NOVEMBER 21,...

THE WISPA REPORT | NOVEMBER 21, 2018

THE WISPA REPORT | NOVEMBER 21, 2018

NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals
NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals

NTIA Administrator David Redl...

NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals

NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals

In a video interview with WISPA President and CEO Claude Aiken, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)...
WISPA Fact Sheet on the CBRS Spectrum Controversy
WISPA Fact Sheet on the CBRS Spectrum Controversy

WISPA Fact Sheet on the CBRS...

WISPA Fact Sheet on the CBRS Spectrum Controversy

WISPA Fact Sheet on the CBRS Spectrum Controversy

The FCC voted October 24th on whether to launch a review of the pro-small-business, pro-innovation rules for the 3.5 GHz/CBRS spectrum band, which...
WISPA Member OmniLogic receives praise for coming through for their community when it...
WISPA Member OmniLogic receives praise for coming through for their community when it...

WISPA Member OmniLogic receives...

WISPA Member OmniLogic receives praise for coming through for their community when it...

WISPA Member OmniLogic receives praise for coming through for their community when it...

Check out this inspiring story about the father-daughter team of WISPA member OmniLogic, keeping their community connected during the devastating Carr...
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More

In a video interview with WISPA President and CEO Claude Aiken, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says, "WISPA members have done a great job with our...
Member Spotlight: Wisper ISP and Joink
Member Spotlight: Wisper ISP and Joink

Member Spotlight: Wisper ISP and...

Member Spotlight: Wisper ISP and Joink

Member Spotlight: Wisper ISP and Joink

This past week I was able to get out of DC and see what fixed wireless broadband access looks like in the rural Midwest, courtesy of two WISPA...
FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS “FAILED TO MEET EXPECTATIONS” ON CBRS RULES AND MUST ACT...
FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS “FAILED TO MEET EXPECTATIONS” ON CBRS RULES AND MUST ACT...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS “FAILED TO MEET EXPECTATIONS” ON CBRS RULES AND MUST ACT...

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS “FAILED TO MEET EXPECTATIONS” ON CBRS RULES AND MUST ACT...

Washington, DC – In an upcoming report to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “must acknowledge the harmful...

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    WISPA Applauds FCC Action Proposing Expansion of Flexible Use Mid-Band Spectrum

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    Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking steps toward expanding the use of mid-band spectrum, also known as the C-Band (3.7-4.2 GHz).

    DEPLOYING CBRS: WHAT TO EXPECT - A DEEPER DIVE INTO CBRS USE - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNKNOWN

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    • CBRS Update
    • What to expect for deployment of CBRS
    • What is a SAS and expectations of SAS roles and operation and working with SASs
    • Transition from FCC Part 90 to Part 96 operation
    • What is a CBSD and the differences in categories and expected deployment
    • Current expectations of the roll-out of CBRS for GAA and PAL
    • What is CPI (Certified Professional Installer) and what is required for CBSD installation and registration
    • Co-existence in CBRS
    • What it takes to operate in the CBRS Band
    • Discussion of costs and equipment
    • Regulatory brief and recap
    • Gaining a grant in GAA
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    WISPA has over 800 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless Internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. These members support the industry which delivers broadband Internet to over 3 million users via 3000+ Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that serve both residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.

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    WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

    WISPA is looking for members to join one of several committees or become a state coordinator to support our growing advocacy and educational efforts. If you can contribute your insights and a relatively small amount of time, it can have a huge impact on our industry and very likely your own professional satisfaction. If interested, please contact the committee chair listed herein.

    “Thanks to everyone for their help, it’s the best of WISPA when everyone pitches in to help a WISP in trouble.”
           --- Forbes Mercy, President of Washington Broadband, Inc.

    “WISPA has become our eyes, ears, and voice for keeping us informed and speaking on our behalf regarding new FCC regulations and other governmental legislation that could directly affect our business.”
           --- Jay Domingue, Radio Communications Service

    “WISPA has provided focus and glue cementing together the many eclectic interests of the WISP industry. Everything from business centric urban operators like us to residential rural operators. ”
           --- Graeme Gibson, President & CEO of Computers & Tele-Comm, Inc.

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