About WISPA

WISPA is THE voice of the fixed wireless broadband industry. We represent the entrepreneurs and innovators who deploy fixed wireless technologies to provide fast, affordable broadband internet service in their communities. Our members are small but mighty: local companies that provide their communities with broadband service, oftentimes with their first broadband connection, or effective broadband competition.

WISPA’s approximately 800 members are composed of fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and the industry that supports fixed wireless broadband including equipment suppliers, support services, and other components needed to run a successful business. Our members, and WISPs in general, provide broadband access to over 4 million residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.

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Association E-Newsletter
June 26, 2019 | Issue 20

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Washington, DC: WISPA filed comments with the FCC: PETITION BY...

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CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

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CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

Fixed Wireless Broadband Industry Projected to Nearly Double in Five Years, New Report...
Fixed Wireless Broadband Industry Projected to Nearly Double in Five Years, New Report...

Fixed Wireless Broadband Industry Projected to Nearly Double...

Fixed Wireless Broadband Industry Projected to Nearly Double in Five Years, New Report...

Fixed Wireless Broadband Industry Projected to Nearly Double in Five Years, New Report...

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WISPER ISP AND JOINK
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WISPER ISP AND JOINK

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WISPER ISP AND JOINK

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WISPER ISP AND JOINK

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WISPER ISP AND JOINK

WISPA Rural Advocacy
WISPA Rural Advocacy

WISPA Rural Advocacy

WISPA Rural Advocacy

WISPA Rural Advocacy

Wireless Broadband Providers Urge FCC to Expedite Spectrum-Sharing...
WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED
WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED

WISPA educates Congress about our industry and policy priorities.

WISPA Report November 21st, 2018
WISPA Report November 21st, 2018

WISPA Report November 21st, 2018

WISPA Report November 21st, 2018

WISPA Report November 21st, 2018

Record-Breaking Spring Show Fuels Optimism in the “Fixed Wireless” Broadband Access Industry

FCC’s Brendan Carr to Keynote WISPAmerica on March 20th
FCC’s Brendan Carr to Keynote WISPAmerica on March 20th

FCC’s Brendan Carr to Keynote WISPAmerica on March 20th

FCC’s Brendan Carr to Keynote WISPAmerica on March 20th

FCC’s Brendan Carr to Keynote WISPAmerica on March 20th

WISPA is pleased to announce that Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr will deliver the keynote address at WISPAmerica, on March 20th....

WISPA Pleased by FCC Public Notice Inviting Comment on the WISPA/Google/Microsoft C-Band Sharing Study

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Washington, DC, July 19, 2019 – We are greatly pleased the FCC is inviting comment on the WISPA/Google/Microsoft C-band co-channel sharing study, which we believe confirms that non-harmful shared access by both satellite earth stations and fixed point-to-multipoint (P2MP) wireless services can safely occur in the C-band.  

CONNECTING RURAL AMERICA: A Teleforum on Practical Solutions for Closing the Rural Digital Divide

Tuesday, July 30th, 1pm – 2pm EDT

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Millions of Americans living in rural parts of the country remain without adequate access to high-speed Internet connectivity. This is truly unacceptable, and yet it is a problem that has persisted for decades. Countless policy proposals, subsidy programs, and other efforts have been deployed in an attempt to close this digital divide. What actually works and what is a waste of resources? What more needs to be done and by whom? 

WISPA Statement on Today's House Spectrum Policy Hearing: Good Policy Must Help Entire Ecosystem Thrive, Especially Small Rural Providers

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Washington, DC, July 16, 2019 – WISPA is encouraged by today’s House hearing on building comprehensive spectrum policy.  To be sure, wireless services – which are carried via federally-limited spectrum – drive our digital economy and represent an important tool in bridging the digital divide.  For this success story to continue, policymakers have long known that all players in the wireless ecosystem need more spectrum.  Simply put, the Federal government must redouble its efforts to get more useful spectrum into the hands of those who can quickly put it to use. 

WISPA, Microsoft and Google Study Shows 80 Million Americans Can Be Served by Fixed Broadband in Shared C-Band Spectrum

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Washington DC, July 15, 2019 – WISPA, Microsoft and Google have filed a study at the Federal Communications Commission by Virginia Tech Professor Jeff Reed and colleagues that shows that current C-band earth stations are vastly overprotected, and right-sizing those protections can result in gigabit fixed broadband services for more than 80 million Americans, particularly in underserved communities.

WISPA Announces the Hiring of Louis Peraertz as Vice President of Policy

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Today, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) announced the hiring of Louis Peraertz as Vice President of Policy.  In this role, Louis will work to advance WISPA's successful track record before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and other federal agencies. 

WISPA Public Notice Comments on Satellite and Earth Station Operators' Rights

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Washington, DC, July 3, 2019 – WISPA filed comments with the FCC today (attached below) regarding the agency’s C-band-related inquiry on the nature of satellite and earth station operators’ rights.  In brief, our comments note that receive-only earth stations do not have license rights under Title III; their registration rights are not a sweeping grant of authority to use C-band spectrum to transmit, but are rather an exercise of the Commission’s ancillary authority under Title I of the Act for the limited purpose of interference protection.  That stated, the FCC does have authority to require new flexible-use C-band licensees to compensate receive-only earth station operators for modifying or relocating their registered facilities in exchange for clearing a portion of the band.

WISPA Pleased EBS and MTE Items on July Open Meeting Agenda

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Washington, DC, June 19, 2019 – Today, the FCC circulated a draft report and order, which, among other things, would afford EBS licensees additional flexibility by eliminating outdated educational requirements; allow the transfer of EBS licenses to commercial entities; and provide for the auction of that spectrum on a county-wide basis.  The agency also will consider an NPRM and Declaratory Ruling that would work to promote broadband deployment and competition in apartments, condominiums, office buildings, and other multiple tenant environments (MTEs). 

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“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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