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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
July 2019 | Issue 21

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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 Supports Microsoft’s TV White Space Petition, Would Help Get TVWS Spectrum into Productive Use

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Washington, DC, June 10, 2019 – Today, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISP) filed comments in support of a Microsoft petition for rulemaking (Petition), which proposes changes to various FCC rules that would enable TV white space (TVWS) spectrum to be more efficiently and effectively deployed for rural broadband access.

WISPA Files Comments at FCC Supporting Commission's Update of OTARD Rule

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Washington, DC, June 3, 2019 – Today, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) filed comments with the FCC strongly supporting the Commission’s proposal to modernize its OTARD rules to facilitate deployment of modern fixed wireless infrastructure by extending OTARD protection to hub and relay antennas at a consumer’s premises.

WISPA Urges FCC To Update Its Rules To Foster More Active Secondary Market, Get Spectrum Into Use

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Washington, DC, June 3, 2019 – Today, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) filed comments with the FCC on partitioning, disaggregation, and leasing of spectrum which generally support the Commission’s objectives, and which call for other incentives to foster a more active secondary market, boosting licensed spectrum use and quicker deployment, especially in rural areas.

Christina’s Blog: Congress should recognize fixed wireless plays important role in bridging rural digital divide

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Earlier in May, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held an FCC oversight hearing, touching on a wide range of communications policy issues.  Of these, the area that saw much agreement between Members and the empaneled FCC Commissioners was the need to eradicate the rural divide and expeditiously get broadband out to the forgotten areas of America.

WISPA Leery of Unintended Consequences, Asks Commission to Open T-Mobile / Sprint Merger Deal to Robust Public Comment

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Washington, DC, May 20, 2019 – Today, after the latest round of merger concessions from T-Mobile and Sprint – which, among other things, promises to bring 5G services “deep into rural areas, with 85% of rural Americans covered within three years and 90% covered within six years” – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai believes a merged company is in the public interest and intends to recommend that the FCC approve it.

FCC Appoints Claude Aiken to BDAC, Reappoints Elizabeth Bowles to BDAC Chair

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Washington, DC, May 16, 2019 – Today, the FCC announced the appointment of Claude Aiken, president and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), and reappointment of Elizabeth Bowles, former president of WISPA, and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Aristotle Unified Communications, to the agency’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).  Aiken will serve as a general member of BDAC, and Bowles will serve her second appointment as Chair of the committee.

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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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