FCC RELATED NEWS

BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019

#WISPAWEBINAR | DECEMBER 12TH, 2018 @ 2PM EDT

Alysha Zang 0 619 Article rating: 3.0

An overview of significant federal and state programs providing grants, loans, and subsidies for fixed and mobile broadband, including federal/state universal service funds and US Department of Agriculture programs. Attendees will gain insight into available sources of funds to assist in building a viable business plan for broadband in rural unserved and underserved areas. 

CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

#WISPAWEBINAR | DECEMBER 5TH, 2018 @ 2PM EDT

Gary Helmers 0 656 Article rating: 5.0

The FCC has recently adopted new rules for CBRS.  What do they mean?  Can you still access a PAL?  What are the implications on CBRS and WISP uses?  What's next?  When will the spectrum be commercially available?  Can I use GAA this year and if so, what will need to be done to start using the Band?  If I have Part 90 equipment, how can I transition it to CBRS equipment?  When will the FCC auction PAL spectrum?  What will the auction rules look like?  What do I need to do to make my network “CBRS ready?”  Get answers to these questions and others during this important Webinar.

WISPA Comments on NDAA

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WISPA filed Comments today in response to an FCC Public Notice seeking public input on the interplay between provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act and the FCC’s USF programs as they relate to equipment manufactured by ZTE and Huawei.

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

PRESS RELEASE & FCC FILING

Dale Curtis 0 1468 Article rating: No rating

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

Dale Curtis 0 2202 Article rating: No rating

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

Dale Curtis 0 1504 Article rating: No rating

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

Dale Curtis 0 3011 Article rating: No rating

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

Dale Curtis 0 3646 Article rating: 4.3

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

Dale Curtis 0 2538 Article rating: No rating

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

Webmaster 0 2252 Article rating: 3.5

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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Claude Aiken 0 2519 Article rating: 4.0

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.

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