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FIXED WIRELESS ISPs SAY FCC HAS “FAILED TO MEET EXPECTATIONS” ON CBRS RULES AND MUST ACT QUICKLY TO RESTORE HOPE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES

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Washington, DC – In an upcoming report to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “must acknowledge the harmful effects” of some of its current proceedings on small broadband providers and rural communities, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) said in a new filing this week at the commission.

FIXED WIRELESS ISPs ARE AMONG THE BIG WINNERS AS FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF RURAL SUBSIDY AUCTION

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Washington, DC – More than a dozen members of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) are among the newly announced winners of funding under the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction.

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).

WISPA Praises Introduction of the Spectrum Now Act

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“On behalf of thousands of fixed wireless broadband providers serving more than 4 million customers across America, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) applauds Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) for introducing the SPECTRUM NOW Act...

WISPA WELCOMES NOMINATION OF GEOFFREY STARKS TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

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On behalf of thousands of fixed wireless broadband providers serving more than 4 million customers across America, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) welcomes the nomination of Geoffrey Starks to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

ICYMI: #WISPAwebinar "INTERNET FREEDOM RESTORED: NEW COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS"

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New open Internet transparency obligations go into effect on June 11, and the new rules require more detailed disclosures to consumers than what has been required since 2015. It is critical that broadband providers understand the rules and how they can comply, and avoid FCC and FTC enforcement action. WISPA President Claude Aiken will host Steve Coran, WISPA's Washington Counsel for this live 1-hour webinar where they'll discuss what WISPs need to do to comply with the new rules.

WISPA urges the FCC to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model

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In new comments filed at the FCC, WISPA urges the Commission to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model. WISPA also supports the goal of moving away from the current “100% overlap” trigger for phase-out of support for rate-of-return incumbents, and advocates for a simple reverse auction mechanism that makes support available to a broader range of providers once a lower competitive benchmark is reached.

FCC Must Choose Between Many or Few with Spectrum Rule Change

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A proposed rule change before the Federal Communications Commission for spectrum licenses in the 3.5 GHz band presents a clear choice between the needs of the few and the needs of the many—though with some complications.

Internet Freedom Restored: New Compliance Obligations

#WISPAwebinar | May 21, 2018

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New open Internet transparency obligations go into effect on June 11, and the new rules require more detailed disclosures to consumers than what has been required since 2015. It is critical that broadband providers understand the rules and how they can comply, and avoid FCC and FTC enforcement action.

WISPA and Diverse Coalition of Allies Unite on CBRS Spectrum Proposal

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Washington, DC – A large, diverse coalition representing thousands of companies and organizations – including the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) – today proposed a compromise approach to the licensing of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band (CBRS, 3550-3700 MHz).

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