WISPA files comments with the General Services Administration concerning streamlined...
WISPA files comments with the General Services Administration concerning streamlined...

WISPA files comments with the...

WISPA files comments with the General Services Administration concerning streamlined...

WISPA files comments with the General Services Administration concerning streamlined...

As described in the filing, access to federal property and vertical infrastructure on federal lands is critical to accelerating the provision of...
In a letter to the FCC, WISPA and 182 Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers continue push for...
In a letter to the FCC, WISPA and 182 Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers continue push for...

In a letter to the FCC, WISPA and...

In a letter to the FCC, WISPA and 182 Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers continue push for...

In a letter to the FCC, WISPA and 182 Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers continue push for...

We are 182 fixed wireless broadband providers. We serve hard-to-reach places that no one else will: remote farms, schools, libraries, healthcare...
WP18 Thursday Keynote:
WP18 Thursday Keynote:

WP18 Thursday Keynote: "Stop Acting...

WP18 Thursday Keynote: "Stop Acting Your Age" by Matt Havens

WP18 Thursday Keynote: "Stop Acting Your Age" by Matt Havens

Get ready to laugh more and learn more than you ever thought possible. Because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.
WISPA Applauds U.S. House Vote for Bill to Expand Rural Broadband and Precision...
WISPA Applauds U.S. House Vote for Bill to Expand Rural Broadband and Precision...

WISPA Applauds U.S. House Vote for...

WISPA Applauds U.S. House Vote for Bill to Expand Rural Broadband and Precision...

WISPA Applauds U.S. House Vote for Bill to Expand Rural Broadband and Precision...

Washington, DC – The goal of reliable, affordable broadband service for America’s farms received strong support this week as the U.S....
WEBINAR: Q&A With WISPA President & CEO Claude Aiken
WEBINAR: Q&A With WISPA President & CEO Claude Aiken

WEBINAR: Q&A With WISPA President &...

WEBINAR: Q&A With WISPA President & CEO Claude Aiken

WEBINAR: Q&A With WISPA President & CEO Claude Aiken

Get to know Claude Aiken in this 1-hour webinar where he'll answer your questions, provide an overview of WISPA's current top priorities, and...
WISPA Board Election 2018 Results
WISPA Board Election 2018 Results

WISPA Board Election 2018 Results

WISPA Board Election 2018 Results

WISPA Board Election 2018 Results

Thank you to all the members who voted in this election. Voting closed last night, and we have the results.
THE WISPA REPORT | August 23, 2018
THE WISPA REPORT | August 23, 2018

THE WISPA REPORT | August 23, 2018

THE WISPA REPORT | August 23, 2018

THE WISPA REPORT | August 23, 2018

Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?
Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?

Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?

Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?

Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?

We have seen a lot of hype about 5G wireless technology in the news lately, and in the halls of government. But in March, at a hearing about broadband...
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...
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 Applauds FCC Action Proposing Expansion of Flexible Use Mid-Band Spectrum
WISPA Applauds FCC Action Proposing Expansion of Flexible Use Mid-Band Spectrum

WISPA Applauds FCC Action Proposing...

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

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

Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for...
ICYMI: WISPA Annual Board and Member Meeting
ICYMI: WISPA Annual Board and Member Meeting

ICYMI: WISPA Annual Board and...

ICYMI: WISPA Annual Board and Member Meeting

ICYMI: WISPA Annual Board and Member Meeting

Today the WISPA board took a number of actions to move the organization forward, including the formation of two new committees - Education and...
WISPA CALLS FOR INCREASED SHARING OF PRIME SPECTRUM, OPPOSES GLOBALSTAR REQUEST FOR...
WISPA CALLS FOR INCREASED SHARING OF PRIME SPECTRUM, OPPOSES GLOBALSTAR REQUEST FOR...

WISPA CALLS FOR INCREASED SHARING...

WISPA CALLS FOR INCREASED SHARING OF PRIME SPECTRUM, OPPOSES GLOBALSTAR REQUEST FOR...

WISPA CALLS FOR INCREASED SHARING OF PRIME SPECTRUM, OPPOSES GLOBALSTAR REQUEST FOR...

Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) today filed comments at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
Claude Aiken testifies before the House Commerce Communications Subcommittee about rural...
Claude Aiken testifies before the House Commerce Communications Subcommittee about rural...

Claude Aiken testifies before the...

Claude Aiken testifies before the House Commerce Communications Subcommittee about rural...

Claude Aiken testifies before the House Commerce Communications Subcommittee about rural...

WISPA CEO Claude Aiken told a House subcommittee that WISPA members are closing the digital divide and could accomplish even more with greater access...
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 urges the FCC to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model

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    In new comments filed at the FCC, WISPA urges the Commission to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model. WISPA also supports the goal of moving away from the current “100% overlap” trigger for phase-out of support for rate-of-return incumbents, and advocates for a simple reverse auction mechanism that makes support available to a broader range of providers once a lower competitive benchmark is reached.

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    A proposed rule change before the Federal Communications Commission for spectrum licenses in the 3.5 GHz band presents a clear choice between the needs of the few and the needs of the many—though with some complications.

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