WISPA’s legislative and regulatory focus has been for WISPs to gain access to spectrum.
(PRWEB) May 01, 2013
The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, will convene for its 2nd Annual Advocacy Day, May 8-9 in Washington, D.C. Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) from around the country will meet with key congressional members and staff to share the benefits that unsubsidized fixed wireless broadband access is bringing to consumers and businesses in rural America.
As the first broadband providers in many rural areas, WISPs have forged a unique identity as advocates for the continued growth and expansion of the Internet. WISPA’s legislative and regulatory focus has been for WISPs to gain access to spectrum. WISPA also wants to ensure that federal government subsidies are not allocated to areas where WISPs already provide broadband service and to preserve interference-free operation of fixed broadband services. WISPA’s delegation is proud and honored to meet with our nation’s leaders and discuss the ways in which Congress can help improve the lives of rural Americans.
“Providing a face-to-face presence helps bring our stories and concerns to those making decisions in Congressional offices and federal agencies,” said Forbes Mercy, WISPA’s Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair. “We were very well received last year and look forward to enhancing our relationships during the upcoming visit.”
The WISPA advocacy team also welcomes one-on-one meetings with members of the media that would like to learn more about some of the initiatives that the organization is undertaking on behalf of the WISP industry. To arrange an interview, please contact Forbes Mercy at 509.307.7777 or advocacy(at)wispa.org.
WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 700 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.wispa.org.