WISPA PRESS RELEASES

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).

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).

WISP Industry Adviser Named to FCC Diversity Committee Working Group

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S. Jenell Trigg, a Member of Lerman Senter PLLC and a longtime adviser to WISPA, was appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the ACDDE Working Group on Digital Empowerment and Inclusion, which that will address new approaches to expanding access to emerging technologies in under-served and under-connected communities. Two other working groups will focus on diversity in broadcasting and in the tech sector.

WISPA PRAISES TRUMP’S RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, BUT CAUTIONS AGAINST OVER-RELIANCE ON FEDERAL SUBSIDIES

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“We are excited by the president’s focus on rural broadband,” said WISPA Chairman Chuck Hogg. “With an estimated 24 million rural Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide, there is no higher priority in U.S. telecom policy than closing the rural broadband gap.”

FCC FINALIZES PLANS FOR CONNECT AMERICA FUND PHASE II AUCTION,

BUT FALLS SHORT OF ENSURING MAXIMUM BENEFITS FOR RURAL AMERICA -- WISPA PRESS RELEASE

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Washington, DC -- The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) this week took the final steps required to launch its Connect America Fund Phase II auction (CAF II), which will provide up to nearly $2 billion over the next decade to expand fixed, high-speed Internet service in unserved rural areas.

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

PRESS RELEASE & FCC FILING

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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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