WISPA Welcomes White House Report on Rural Broadband
Washington, DC – The following statement may be attributed to Claude Aiken, president of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, regarding a new White House report on rural broadband policy that was released today.
"WISPA commends the Trump administration's continuing commitment to rural broadband deployment, and in particular the efforts of the White House, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Interior Department, and the US Department of Agriculture.
“We appreciate that the Administration has called on WISPA during their policy development process, and we look forward to continuing to work together with them and all interested parties so that broadband-enabled economic opportunity can be made available to all Americans.
“Fixed wireless internet technology is an essential part of the solution to the urban-rural digital divide. WISPA members are working every day to close the digital divide. We need government to come alongside and help us with more flexible spectrum policy, better mapping data, streamlined access to federal lands, and cost-effective, technology-agnostic approaches to subsidies.”
WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 800 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives. For more information, visit www.wispa.org.