HOW TO START A WISP

pi·o·neer (verb): develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity).
synonyms: introduce, develop, evolve, launch, instigate, initiate, spearhead, institute, establish, found, be the father/mother of, originate, set in motion, create, lay the groundwork, prepare the way, blaze a trail, break new ground


There are many factors that can influence the success or failure of a WISP - and equally as many definitions of what constitutes a successful WISP. Is providing a quality and invaluable service to your underserved neighbors what you would consider a success, or is your definition a bit more grandiose? That's a question only you can answer, but regardless of your goals, know that the decision to become a WISP is a decision to be a pioneer. It's a decision to resolve challenges in and for your community that no one else has satisfactorily resolved. 

WISPA is an organization made up of pioneers that have each committed to delivering the best service to their neighbors - and some just happen to have thousands of neighbors in multiple states. Which ever is your aim, WISPA and its members are here to ensure you a fighting chance for success.

Good luck, we're rooting for you!


ADVICE #1: LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND ITS PROJECTED OUTLOOK


ADVICE #2: LEARN THE ABC's OF STARTING A WISP


ADVICE #3: GET TO KNOW ESTABLISHED WISP OPERATORS

Attend Industry Events

ADVICE #4: NEVER STOP LEARNING

Education

This page is not intended to be a blueprint for your WISP career, but it can serve as a good starting point for your WISP education. Visit WISPA.org frequently and follow WISPA on social media to learn of new industry developments and opportunities. And consider becoming a WISPA member for more educational, networking, professional growth, and money-saving opportunities.


About WISPA


WISPA is a 501.c6 advocacy organization representing its membership and other companies who are part of the industry ecosystem. The Association promotes the development, advancement, and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.

WISPA has over 800 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless Internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. These members support the industry which delivers broadband Internet to over 3 million users via 3000+ Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that serve both residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.

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Upcoming Events


WISPAPALOOZA 2018

OCTOBER 8 - 12, 2018
RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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OTHER INDUSTRY EVENTS

WISPAMERICA 2020 To Be Held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 16 – 19, 2020

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WISPAMERICA 2020 To Be Held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 16 – 19, 2020

WISPAMERICA 2020 will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 16 – 19, 2020.  The annual three-day event features presentations from leading industry experts, informative classes and training sessions, vendor solutions, policy briefings, networking and a whole lot more for those in the fixed wireless industry ecosystem.

WISPA Announces Board Election Results, Electing Dave Giles, Todd Harpest and Daniel White

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WISPA Announces Board Election Results, Electing Dave Giles, Todd Harpest and Daniel White

Washington, DC, July 9, 2019 – WISPA announced Dave Giles, Todd Harpest and Daniel White as the winners of its 2019 Board of Directors election.  White, Harpest and Giles will serve a three-year term ending in 2022, and are replacing previous Board Members Dennis Burgess, Garth Nicholas, and Mike Whelan.

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