About WISPA

WISPA is a 501.c6 advocacy organization representing its membership and other companies who are part of the industry ecosystem. The Association promotes the development, advancement and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.

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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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

WISPA files comments with the General Services Administration concerning streamlined access to federal land infrastructure

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As described in the filing, access to federal property and vertical infrastructure on federal lands is critical to accelerating the provision of broadband service to rural, unserved and underserved areas. WISPA urges GSA to promote transparency and to support a more streamlined, cost-effective review process for the deployment of broadband facilities.

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

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We are 182 fixed wireless broadband providers. We serve hard-to-reach places that no one else will: remote farms, schools, libraries, healthcare institutions, and other businesses that but for us would have no broadband or no broadband competition. But we are running out of the critical infrastructure we need to serve rural America: spectrum.

Rural America Asks: 5G or No G?

Op-Ed by Claude Aiken

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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 infrastructure, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt.) asked a critical question: “How do we get 5G into rural America?”

WISPA Board of Directors Candidate Q&A

LIVE WEBINAR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH AT 12 PM EDT

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WISPA members are cordially invited to take part in a Q&A webinar session with the 2018 candidates for Board of Directors. The seven nominees are each vying for one of three open 3-year positions that will help shape the future of WISPA, and your participation is important. Join moderator Steven Grabiel for this 75-minute session where we'll seek important answers to members pre-submitted questions. Please submit your questions on the registration form or email them to admins@wispa.org by 12 PM EDT Tuesday, July 24th.

CANDIDATES: Gerry Ford - Todd Harpest - Chuck Hogg - Keefe John - Garth Nicholas - Mark Radabaugh - Nathan Stooke (Candidate Applications)

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

PRESS RELEASE

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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

#WISPAWEBINAR | AUGUST 21, 2018 @ 2PM EDT

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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
• PALs and what to expect

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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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