WISPA Holds Policy Summit in Washington D.C.

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Internet service providers gather to discuss current issues

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The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement, and unity of the fixed wireless Internet service provider (WISP) industry, held a Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss regulatory, rulemaking issues and other initiatives.

Jon Banks, Senior Vice President of Law and Policy at the US Telecom Association, discussed new developments in the Connect America Fund, and Ross Lieberman, Senior Vice President of the American Cable Association (ACA), shared that association’s perspective on small business advocacy efforts.

Also on the panel was Michael Calabrese Director, Wireless Future Program & Senior Research Fellow, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation, spoke about the new 3.5 GHz band rulemaking, TV white spaces, and LTE-U. The final presenter was Hap Rigby, Professional Staff Member for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. He addressed the legislative priorities for the Committee and its Chairman, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.). Mr. Rigby discussed the Committee’s efforts on the FCC’s open Internet rules, future spectrum opportunities, and the benefits of WISPs educating its customers and the public sector regarding the real-world effects of government regulations on small businesses.

About WISPA
WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers 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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