WISPA Congratulates Commissioner Mike O'Rielly for His Re-nominationThe following statement may be attributed to Claude Aiken, President and CEO of WISPA:
Washington, DC, March 19, 2020 – WISPA congratulates FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly for being re-nominated by President Donald Trump to another five-year term, ending June 30, 2024. Commissioner O’Rielly has been a staunch ally in opening up the spectrum to more unlicensed use, right-sized regulatory approaches for small companies, and bridging the digital divide by, among other things, ensuring that government subsidies connect Americans who truly lack broadband access first. He is a tireless champion for getting all Americans online no matter where they live, and we greatly value his partnership, especially at it relates to helping more rural Americans obtain access to high-speed broadband.
WISPA supports Commissioner O’Rielly’s re-nomination and we look forward to his quick confirmation in the U.S. Senate. Again, congratulations, Commissioner O’Rielly!
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.