HOW TO START A WISP

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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
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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OTHER INDUSTRY EVENTS

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Greets WISPA Members, Shares Views on CBRS, CAF II, and More

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In a video interview with WISPA President and CEO Claude Aiken, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says, "WISPA members have done a great job with our flexible [spectrum] use policy, and our goal is to make sure you can do more of that in the future."

NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals

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NTIA Administrator David Redl Describes Agency's Spectrum Policy Goals

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In a video interview with WISPA President and CEO Claude Aiken, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) describes his agency's efforts to promote flexible spectrum use and eliminate barriers to rural broadband deployment.

50 Items Donated To Support WISPA's Charity Auction to Benefit The Ruben Family This Week

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50 Items Donated To Support WISPA's Charity Auction to Benefit The Ruben Family This Week

To learn why the Ruben Family needs our help and what fantastic items are up for auction the week of WISPAPALOOZA 2018, please visit https://www.32auctions.com/wispapalooza2018. You do not have to attend WISPAPALOOZA to bid for items!

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