Principal Membership


Benefits of Membership

A Principal Member is a "WISP"; an Internet Service Provider that Utilizes Fixed Wireless Terrestrial Wireless or other Technologies to Distribute Broadband or Related Internet Protocol-Derived Services.  Principal Members may have other types of business interests and still meet the criteria to be a Principal Member. 


By becoming a Principal 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: With more than 50 FCC filings per year and frequent meetings with FCC Commissioners, staff, and members of Congress, WISPA leads 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 FCC and legislative decisions affecting your business.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Dues Structure

Dues are based on a Principal Member's subscriber count.  Annual dues are:

  • Up to 250 subscribers                                                                     $325 (per year)

  • 500                                                                                                     $400

  • 1,000                                                                                                  $600

  • 2,000                                                                                                  $1,200

  • 5,000                                                                                                  $2,000

  • 10,000                                                                                                $3,000

  • 25,000                                                                                                $4,000

  • 50,000                                                                                                $5,000

  • 100,000                                                                                              $10,000

  • 200,000                                                                                              $20,000

In addition to the changes noted above, WISPA has increased the dues for its International Membership at $500 per year; and has retained its Advisory Membership, which pays no dues.