WISPA Holds Advocacy Week In Washington, D.C.

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Organization meets with policy leaders to discuss rulemaking initiatives

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

WISPA

Many current and proposed regulations, particularly if authorized by Title II of the Communications Act, will lead to uncertainty and increased costs for those residents and small businesses that are least able to afford it

Representatives of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider industry, met with Congressional and FCC leaders in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss regulations and initiatives that affect the fixed wireless broadband industry and the three million customers that it serves.

During the four-day meetings held December 1-4, 2014, the delegation met with Congressional representatives, FCC Commissioners, and the White House Domestic Rural Council to discuss the adverse impact that new net neutrality regulations would have on small businesses in addition to the need to modernize the Communications Act.

“The fixed wireless broadband industry is composed of small businesses that provide Internet to unserved and underserved areas in the United States in addition to giving the consumers a local competitive option in more densely populated areas. Many current and proposed regulations, particularly if authorized by Title II of the Communications Act, will lead to uncertainty and increased costs for those residents and small businesses that are least able to afford it,” said Elizabeth Bowles, WISPA’s Legislative Committee Chair. “The purpose of these meetings was to encourage policy makers to continue with the ‘light-touch’ regulation that has worked in the past and to ensure that any new regulations are tailored to protect these small businesses and their customers.”

About WISPA
WISPA (Wireless Internet Service Provider Association) is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity 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 http://www.wispa.org.

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