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WISPA Sends Industry Letter with 233 Signatures to Congress Urging Support of C-band Sharing

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Over the August recess, WISPA organized the WISP ecosystem to tell Congress that the fixed wireless industry demands shared access to the C-band.   Today, WISPA sent a letter voicing that concern (text below), signed by 233 WISP industry companies and individuals, delivering it to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, all Members in each of those Committees, and all five FCC Commissioners.

WISPA Urges FCC to Prohibit Anti-Competitive MTE Arrangements and Practices

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In a filing made at the FCC today, WISPA noted its support for the Commission’s re-evaluation of its MTE rules, and called for the agency to prohibit such practices as unreasonable revenue sharing, exclusive marketing and exclusive wiring agreements.  WISPA believes these and other discriminatory practices harm competition and far outweigh any purported consumer benefits envisaged by the outdated rules.

WISPA Files Reply Comments at FCC on Its C-Band Sharing Study

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WISPA made two related reply comment filings at the FCC today regarding its WISPA/Microsoft/Google-sponsored C-band sharing study, which shows that sharing in the C-band can safely occur, and if it is allowed, more than 80 million Americans could benefit from new broadband offerings in the band as a result.

WISPAMERICA 2020 To Be Held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 16 – 19, 2020

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WISPAMERICA 2020 will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 16 – 19, 2020.  The annual three-day event features presentations from leading industry experts, informative classes and training sessions, vendor solutions, policy briefings, networking and a whole lot more for those in the fixed wireless industry ecosystem.

WISPA Greatly Encouraged by FCC's RDOF and DODC Efforts to Decrease Rural Digital Divide

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Today, the FCC began to reshape its efforts to get all Americans online with the adoption of its Rural Digital Opportunities Fund NPRM (RDOF) and Digital Opportunity Data Collection Order and 2nd FNPRM (DODC).  Though details still need ironing out, the Commission’s work here will ultimately reduce the rural-urban divide that undermines widespread American prosperity. 

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.  

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. 

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