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WISPA Comments on FCC Decision to Expand Broadband Development in NY

PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC (January 27, 2017) – The following statement can be attributed to Steve Coran, WISPA’s counsel:

After robust opportunity for public input, last year the FCC adopted a CAF II framework that was truly technology neutral, and designed to harness the power of competition to deliver the most broadband, to the most Americans, at the lowest overall price.  Unfortunately, today’s action appears to deviate from this approach by providing disproportionate support to one state at the expense of others, which will now be competing for even less federal support.  We expect the Commission to exercise the oversight necessary to ensure fair and open participation by all in the New York program, but are concerned that the action will encourage additional states to make end runs to receive off-the-top” money in a manner contrary to nationwide CAF objectives.

About WISPA

WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless internet service provider industry. For more information, visit www.wispa.org.

Media Inquiries:

Dale Curtis, dale@dalecurtiscommunications.com, 202-246-5659 (mobile)
Breyana Franklin, breyana@dalecurtiscommunications.com, 301-346-0056 (mobile)

All Other Inquiries:

Trina Coffey, tcoffey@wispa.org, 866-317-2851

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