WISPA NEWS

WISPA MEETS WITH NTIA STAFF TO DISCUSS RURAL BROADBAND "ACTION CLUSTER" AND "SUPERCLUSTER" INITIATIVES

DOWNLOAD: New Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster

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For rural communities, the SuperCluster will focus on bridging the digital divide and closing the homework gap, improving healthcare and the ability to age in place and improving economic development while spurring innovation.  Companies, communities, counties, federal agencies and universities are already participating.

Wireless Innovation Forum Completes Foundational Standards Enabling Operation in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

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WASHINGTON--()--The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced today the completion of the ten standards comprising the baseline specifications for commercial operations within the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. This watershed event allows the finalization of CBRS products already in various levels of testing and sets the stage for the rollout of commercial CBRS networks.

FCC FINALIZES PLANS FOR CONNECT AMERICA FUND PHASE II AUCTION,

BUT FALLS SHORT OF ENSURING MAXIMUM BENEFITS FOR RURAL AMERICA -- WISPA PRESS RELEASE

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Washington, DC -- The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) this week took the final steps required to launch its Connect America Fund Phase II auction (CAF II), which will provide up to nearly $2 billion over the next decade to expand fixed, high-speed Internet service in unserved rural areas.

CBRS Rules and Wireless ISPs: What Impact Would Contemplated Changes Have?

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WISPs had been anticipating even better fixed wireless economics, potentially creating a business case for even more unserved areas, thanks to new spectrum the FCC had planned to make available in the CBRS band. But those plans are in jeopardy now that large mobile carriers have asked the commission to change direction on CBRS.

CONNECT AMERICA FUND: Working for a Cost-Effective, Performance-Based Subsidy System

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The FCC is expected to vote on January 30 on rules that will govern the CAF II “reverse auction,” in which companies will bid to receive portions of a $2 billion fund to support voice and broadband deployment in under-served areas over the next 10 years.
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