FCC RELATED NEWS

WISPA and Broadband Access Coalition Agree: Expanding Shared Use of C-Band Spectrum Will Address Digital Divide

PRESS RELEASE & FCC FILING

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Washington, DC – Members of the Broadband Access Coalition – a large and diverse group of tech companies, broadband ISPs, and non-profit public policy groups, including the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) as a founding member – today submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its proposal to expand the use of mid-band spectrum in the C-Band (3.7-4.2 GHz).

WISPA Disappointed with FCC’s CBRS Vote But Sees New Opportunities for Rural Broadband; Welcomes New Rulemaking for the 6 GHz Band

PRESS RELEASE

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Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is disappointed that the Federal Communications Commission voted today to set aside the widely supported, pro-rural, pro-innovation rules in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band (CBRS, 3550-3700 MHz) and instead adopt a new approach that will slow the future deployment of broadband networks in rural America.

WISPA MEMBERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SECTOR’S FUTURE GROWTH, DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES ON CBRS; GROUP’S LARGEST-EVER SHOW SIGNALS ACCELERATING MOMENTUM; NEW PRESIDENT MAKES DEBUT

STATE OF WISPA VIDEO & PRESS RELEASE

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Las Vegas, NV – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) today ended its largest-ever annual show on a note of strong optimism mixed with realism about a series of upcoming challenges.

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

PRESS RELEASE

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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

PRESS RELEASE

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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 Calls on FCC to Modernize Rules in the 2.5 GHz “EBS” Spectrum Band

PRESS RELEASE

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Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) today praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its efforts to modernize its rules for the 2.5 GHz spectrum band, and endorsed proposals that would free up spectrum for commercial broadband service in rural areas while providing new flexibility to existing licensees engaged in educational missions.

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.

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

DOWNLOAD EX PARTE LETTER

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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 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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