WISPA's Input into NTIA's National Spectrum Strategy

WISPA files with the NTIA

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The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (“WISPA”) hereby comments in response to the Notice and Request for Comments (“RFC”) in the above-captioned proceeding regarding developing a comprehensive, long-term national spectrum strategy.1

 

WISPA CONGRATULATES BRENDAN CARR AND GEOFFREY STARKS UPON SENATE CONFIRMATION VOTES

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Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) welcomes the news that the U.S. Senate voted last night to reconfirm Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr for a second term and to confirm Geoffrey Starks as a new commissioner.

“We appreciate that Commissioner Carr has taken an interest in fixed wireless broadband, including visits to several WISPs and WISP-enabled rural businesses,” said WISPA President Claude Aiken. “He understands the crucial role our members are playing in closing the digital divide, and the need for better infrastructure, spectrum, and subsidy policies to help us do so.”

"WISPA also welcomes the elevation of Geoffrey Starks, a longtime public servant at the FCC and the Department of Justice, and a friend of mine,” said Aiken. “Geoffrey brings a strong intellect, an open mind, and a keen sympathy for the interests of consumers.” 

“We look forward to working with Commissioners Carr and Starks and the entire FCC to adopt smart, balanced policies that will enable fixed wireless broadband operators to continue growing and serving more rural consumers, while promoting competition and innovation for consumers everywhere," Aiken said. 

 

 

Media Inquiries:                                                             

Breyana Franklin, mailto:breyana@dalecurtiscommunications.com, 301-346-0056

 

 

About WISPA

WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development and advancement 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.

 

 

 

BROADBAND GRANT, LOAN, AND SUBSIDY PROGRAMS - 2019

#WISPAWEBINAR | DECEMBER 12TH, 2018 @ 2PM EDT

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An overview of significant federal and state programs providing grants, loans, and subsidies for fixed and mobile broadband, including federal/state universal service funds and US Department of Agriculture programs. Attendees will gain insight into available sources of funds to assist in building a viable business plan for broadband in rural unserved and underserved areas. 

CBRS : MOVING FORWARD

#WISPAWEBINAR | DECEMBER 5TH, 2018 @ 2PM EDT

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The FCC has recently adopted new rules for CBRS.  What do they mean?  Can you still access a PAL?  What are the implications on CBRS and WISP uses?  What's next?  When will the spectrum be commercially available?  Can I use GAA this year and if so, what will need to be done to start using the Band?  If I have Part 90 equipment, how can I transition it to CBRS equipment?  When will the FCC auction PAL spectrum?  What will the auction rules look like?  What do I need to do to make my network “CBRS ready?”  Get answers to these questions and others during this important Webinar.

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