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CBRS: We Need Every WISP to Join in Making Our United Voice Heard!

As you know, WISPA and our allies are working to block the mobile industry’s demands to erect barriers to our sector in the CBRS spectrum band (3550-3700 MHz).

Since the FCC voted in October to reopen the CBRS rules, we have:

·         Generated more than 120 comments by WISPA members to the FCC, a record number for us;

·         Discussed the issue at length with several FCC commissioners and their senior staff;

·         Raised awareness among influential members of Congress;  

·         Collaborated with a broad coalition of allies;

·         Placed numerous articles in the media; and

·         Reached thousands of people with our message on Facebook and Twitter.

Judging from these headlines and others, people are getting the message:   

·         “Trump's FCC Could Undermine His Promise on Rural Broadband,” International Business Times, Jan. 19

·         “FCC Rule Change Would Harm Rural Broadband Expansion,” Bloomberg, Jan. 8

·         “Compromise on 3.5 GHz Band May Not Necessarily Mean Larger PALs,” Communications Daily, Jan. 2 (subscription required

·         “WISPA keeps argument alive for not changing CBRS rules,” Fierce Wireless, Dec. 8

·         “Google, rural ISPs fight wireless giants over swath of airwaves,” Politico, Oct. 23 (subscription required

How can you help?  

  • Read the FCC notice of proposed rulemaking, and review your existing and planned CBRS service areas in relation to your nearby census tracts and PEAs, so that you know how the potential changes might affect your company.


  • Post comments on your accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Follow WISPA on these networks; and then “like,” “retweet,” and “share” our posts. Use the hashtag #CBRS; tag @FCC and your local elected representatives; and keep it classy – we don’t need to make enemies. If you would like some help, contact and copy


  • Let WISPA’s DC Team know if you have a strong relationship with your member of Congress, or want to forge one. If you do, please email with the relevant information, so that we can share it with WISPA’s federal lobbyist. 

The CBRS rules as they stand today are a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our industry and the people we serve. We cannot afford to lose this fight. We need every WISP to join with us in making our voice heard! 
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Below is a list of WISPA press releases and news articles about the Association and Industry.

December 16, 2016
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December 13, 2016
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December 5, 2016
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November 7, 2016
WISPAclips: News from Around the Internet - 11/07/16
October 27, 2016
Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers Appreciate FCC’S Sensitivity to Small Broadband Providers in New Consumer Privacy Rules
October 13, 2016
Fixed Wireless Industry Poised for Robust Growth and Greater Policy Activism (WISPAPALOOZA Wrapup)
September 20, 2016
WISPA Teams with METAvivor for Pink Day at WISPAPALOOZA
August 12, 2016
WISPA Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2016-2017 Term
August 10, 2016
Wireless Internet Service Providers Applaud Federal Court Decision on Municipal Broadband
July 25, 2016
A Growing Consensus That the FCC Must Change Course on Privacy
June 15, 2016
Wireless Internet Service Providers Welcome Senate Committee Vote to Protect Small Businesses and Rural Americans
June 14, 2016
Wireless Internet Service Providers Disappointed by Court's Decision Upholding FCC Regulations
June 8, 2016
Experts to FCC: Change Course on Broadband Privacy Rules
May 25, 2016
Small Internet Service Providers Applaud FCC Action to Promote Broadband Build-Out in Under-Served Areas
May 19, 2016
New Overtime Rules Affect Small Businesses
March 16, 2016
Wireless Internet Service Providers Praise the U.S. House for Protecting Small Businesses and Rural Americans
February 25, 2016
House Committee Action Paves Way to Progress in Full House and Senate
January 12, 2016
WISPA Asks Congress For ISP Small Business Regulatory Certainty
December 16, 2015

WISPA Hails FCC Decision Extending Small Business Relief
November 20, 2015

WISPA Applauds House of Representatives for Support of Small Business Exemption from New Open Internet Disclosure
October 6, 2015

WISPA Appoints New Committee Chairpersons, Officers and Welcomes Elected Board of Directors
August 13, 2015

WISPA Responds to FCC’s Unlicensed TV Band Spectrum Ruling
June 29, 2015

(Wireless Week) - WISPA: Wi-Fi, LTE-U Coexistence Requires More than Just “Benign Intentions”
June 2, 2015

The FCC’s Extension of U-NII Compliance Deadline Benefits WISPA and The Fixed Wireless Industry
May 19, 2015

WISPA Meets With Policymakers on Capitol Hill
May 12, 2015

WISPA Holds Policy Summit in Washington D.C.
May 5, 2015

WISPA Board Member Appointed to FCC Consumer Advisory Committee
May 1, 2015

WISPA Asks FCC to Stay Title II and Internet Conduct Rules
April 28, 2015

WISPA Files For Court Review of FCC’s Open Internet Order
April 17, 2015

WISPA Applauds the FCC’s New Spectrum Sharing Ruling
March 2, 2015

WISPAmerica 2015 Surpasses Attendance Record
February 26, 2015 

Municipal Broadband Ruling by FCC Jeopardizes Private Sector Investments
February 26, 2015  

Open Internet Ruling Receives Mixed Reaction from the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
February 25, 2015

WISPA Comments on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing
February 10, 2015

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to Keynote at WISPAmerica 2015
February 4, 2015

WISPA Urges Regulators to Defer Vote on Net Neutrality Rules
January 21, 2015

WISPA Responds to State of the Union
January 5, 2015

New WISPA Website and Member Portal Coming Soon!