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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WISPAMERICA 2019 Attendee Registration Is Open
WISPAMERICA 2019 Attendee Registration Is Open

WISPAMERICA 2019 Attendee Registration Is Open

WISPAMERICA 2019 Attendee Registration Is Open

WISPAMERICA 2019 Attendee Registration Is Open

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

CBRS : MOVING FORWARD
CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

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 WELCOMES NOMINATION OF GEOFFREY STARKS TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PRESS RELEASE

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On behalf of thousands of fixed wireless broadband providers serving more than 4 million customers across America, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) welcomes the nomination of Geoffrey Starks to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

ICYMI: #WISPAwebinar "INTERNET FREEDOM RESTORED: NEW COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS"

Members can watch the recording and download presentation slides

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New open Internet transparency obligations go into effect on June 11, and the new rules require more detailed disclosures to consumers than what has been required since 2015. It is critical that broadband providers understand the rules and how they can comply, and avoid FCC and FTC enforcement action. WISPA President Claude Aiken will host Steve Coran, WISPA's Washington Counsel for this live 1-hour webinar where they'll discuss what WISPs need to do to comply with the new rules.

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.

FCC Must Choose Between Many or Few with Spectrum Rule Change

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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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“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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