WISPA Rejects Possible Changes to CBRS Licensing Rules, Noting They Would Deprive Rural America of the Best Near-Term Opportunity to Obtain Access to Broadband


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Washington, DC – In comments filed today at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (www.WISPA.org) strongly objects to contemplated changes to licensing rules in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) spectrum band, which it says would “deprive rural America of the best near-term opportunity to obtain access to sustainable, high-quality broadband service.”



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Washington, DC – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today reached out to have conversations with several operators of small, fixed-wireless internet service providers (WISPs) about his “internet freedom” initiative.

WISPA Applauds Chairman Pai’s Call for a Better Approach to Net Neutrality


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Today, in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlines his proposal for a better approach to “net neutrality,” including a repeal of current rules that have created significant uncertainties and compliance burdens for small businesses that provide broadband.


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