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Dept. of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Appoints WISPA's Claude Aiken, others to CSMAC to Help Shape U.S. Spectrum Policy

Washington, DC, April 18, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, appointed Claude Aiken, president and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).  Aiken, as well as 29 other appointees, will advise the NTIA on spectrum policy aimed at boosting U.S. leadership in wireless technology.  The committee also works to ensure that critical government functions and national security interests have access to spectrum.

Aiken will serve a two-year term.  He and his other CSMAC cohorts were selected because of their technical expertise, as well as their ability to provide diverse points of view, which help shape balanced spectrum and related technology policy.

“I am greatly honored and thrilled to be appointed to the CSMAC,” said Aiken. “Smart spectrum policy is key to the growth, prosperity and safety of all Americans,” he added.  “Wireless technology, which is brought to life through spectrum, is so important to our economy, international trade and relations, our homeland security and national defense.  I can’t wait to serve my country and be a part of developing sound, balanced policy, which furthers the myriad benefits spectrum delivers for the U.S. and its citizens.” 

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.


Mike Wendy


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