Sit at the Table of the Evolutionary WISP Community
WISPA is a member-controlled 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that promotes the development, advancement, and unification of the wireless internet service provider industry through education and advocacy. WISPA has over 1000 members consisting of wireless internet service providers, fiber access providers, equipment manufacturers and distributors, service providers and others who comprise the evolutionary and growing WISP ecosystem. These members support the advancement of an industry which delivers broadband Internet to over 9 million users in rural, under-resourced and Tribal areas of the country.
A WISPA Principal Member is an Internet Service Provider that utilizes fixed wireless, fiber or other access technologies to deliver broadband services to customers. A WISPA Vendor Member must be a distributor, supplier or manufacturer of goods and services provided to WISPs.
By becoming a WISPA member, you'll receive a number of tremendous benefits, such as:
Networking: Benefit from new relationships with fellow operators and vendors from around the world via WISPA listserv forums, online meetings, and bi-annual conferences.
Industry Expertise: Glean from members shared insights and solutions to both technical and business challenges faced in the ISP industry.
Product & Service Discounts: Enjoy preferred pricing from many of WISPA‘s Vendor Members.
Technical Access: Direct access to manufacturer‘s engineering staff for answers to the most complex tech questions.
Advocacy: Participate in WISPA’s active advocacy before the FCC, Federal agencies, Congress, and state and local officials, helping WISPA lead the way in advancing the causes important to its members and the industry.
Regulatory Updates: As a WISPA member, you‘ll be constantly in the know with immediate updates on regulatory and legislative decisions affecting your business.
Email Blasts: Vendors may send 4 free email blasts per year to the WISPA list of 6,000+ contacts.
Forums: WISPA operates a number of members-only forums, enabling invaluable access to other WISPA members and the sharing of vital information which helps the WISP ecosystem thrive.
Leadership & Committee Participation: Help shape the future of our industry and association by joining a committee or running for a Board of Directors position.
Conference Discounts: Enjoy steep discounts on 2 of the industry‘s leading annual conferences, WISPAPALOOZA and WISPAMERICA; and if you’re a Vendor, discounts on booths and sponsorships.
Directory: Listing in WISPA‘s most popular web search ’Find A WISP‘ database.
Healthcare Choices: Access to AHPA/WISPA-sponsored health insurance plans.
Buyers Club: Access to Abenity buyers discount club.