WISPA Vows Support to Keep Americans Connected To Weather the StormWashington, DC, March 13, 2020 – In this time of national crisis, when government order as well as common-sense dictate that larger social gatherings and other similar public settings be curtailed, the importance of staying connected to friends and family, work, the local community, public safety and healthcare institutions, and the outside world via the Internet is now more important than ever. WISPs know what it takes to bring and sustain essential connectivity to the hardest to reach, the unserved and the underserved. Six million rural Americas depend on them 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. As small businesses themselves, it is in their community-focused DNA to keep every customer connected. Always.
We do not know what lies ahead, but WISPA vows its steadfast support to Keeping Americans Connected throughout this time of crisis.
This is a time when the entire Nation must work together to weather the storm. WISPs will do their part to keep Americans connected and safe through the turbulence ahead.
WISPA’s approximately 850 members are composed of fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and the industry that supports fixed wireless broadband, including equipment suppliers, support services, and other components needed to run a successful business. Our members, and WISPs, in general, provide broadband access to over 6 million residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.