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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

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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

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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

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"

Members can watch the recording and download presentation slides

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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

Reproduced with permission. Published May 15, 2018. Copyright 2018 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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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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