Crossroads Wi-Fi Providing Broadband Across Rural Tennessee

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During Claude Aiken's testimony before the House Communications Subcommittee, he told the story of WISPA member Crossroads Wi-Fi , a small fixed wireless broadband provider that played a large part in transforming Lone Oaks Farm into a major facility within the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture.

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


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Washington, DC – The goal of reliable, affordable broadband service for America’s farms received strong support this week as the U.S. voted 378-4 to approve a bill called the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act (H.R. 4881).

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


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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


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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).