Association E-Newsletter
November 7th, 2018 | Issue 15
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C-Band
THE "C-BAND" SPECTRUM PROCEEDING AT THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) OFFERS THE PROMISE OF GIGABIT-SPEED BROADBAND IN RURAL AND SMALL-TOWN AMERICA.

Learn about WISPA's position in this fact sheet.
WISPA AND BROADBAND ACCESS COALITION AGREE: EXPANDING SHARED USE OF C-BAND SPECTRUM WILL ADDRESS DIGITAL DIVIDE
Washington, DC – Members of the  Broadband Access Coalition  – a large and diverse group of tech companies, broadband ISPs, and non-profit public policy groups, including the  Wireless Internet Service Providers Association  (WISPA) as a founding member – today submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its proposal to expand the use of mid-band spectrum in the C-Band (3.7-4.2 GHz).

White House
WISPA WELCOMES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL SPECTRUM STRATEGY INITIATIVE
Fixed wireless broadband operators and our vendor ecosystem welcome the Trump administration’s initiative to develop a National Spectrum Strategy.

WISPA DISAPPOINTED WITH FCC’S CBRS VOTE BUT SEES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL BROADBAND; WELCOMES NEW RULEMAKING FOR THE 6 GHZ BAND
Washington, DC – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is disappointed that the Federal Communications Commission voted today to set aside the widely supported, pro-rural, pro-innovation rules in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band (CBRS, 3550-3700 MHz) and instead adopt a new approach that will slow the future deployment of broadband networks in rural America.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 WISPA AWARD WINNERS
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ICYMI: Recent News Clips
FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO DUBBED HEROES AFTER HELPING IN CARR FIRE

"It was hard at first because of all the smoke you could hardly see the trees in my front yard," said 17-year-old Sienna Resendez.

When the Carr Fire blew up, she and her family were evacuated from their home.
But it wasn't long before she could be spotted climbing more than 70-feet to help her community connect back to the internet.

WHY RURAL AREAS CAN'T CATCH A BREAK ON SPEEDY BROADBAND

When Galen Manners was offered a promotion at his job, he didn't want to relocate to the big city from his family in rural Kansas, where he helped his two brothers run their 2,000-acre farm in his spare time.

His employer gave him the option to work from home. But there was one problem. There was  no high-speed internet access  to remotely connect him to the company's headquarters, more than 300 miles away in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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