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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OCTOBER 8 - 12, 2018
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OTHER INDUSTRY EVENTS

WISPA announces the hiring of Mike Wendy to lead the association’s policy and grassroots communications efforts

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WISPA announces the hiring of Mike Wendy to lead the association’s policy and grassroots communications efforts

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) announces the hiring of Mike Wendy to lead the association’s policy and grassroots communications efforts.  In this capacity, Mike will work to advance the advocacy of the fixed wireless industry among local and national press outlets, and help its more than 800 members speak effectively to policymakers about the challenges they face bringing high-speed Internet to nearly four million, mainly rural Americans.

WISPA Files Comments at FCC in 6GHz Proceeding

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WISPA Files Comments at FCC in 6GHz Proceeding

Many rural Americans rely on unlicensed spectrum for their broadband connection. But that spectrum is becoming noisy and crowded, and with licensed spectrum locked up by larger providers, small fixed wireless broadband providers who want to offer uncapped high-speed service find themselves with limited ability to do so. It is critical for rural broadband that more outdoor-friendly unlicensed spectrum be made available. Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (“WISPA”) is pleased to support the Commission’s efforts to make available 1200 megahertz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use.

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