WISPA Members Figure Prominently in FCC Press Release on 5.9 GHz STAs for COVID-19

Washington, DC, May 4, 2020 – WISPA members figure prominently in an FCC press release today, which exclaims “5.9 GHz BAND BOOSTS CONSUMER INTERNET ACCESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.”

According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, “I’m grateful to these companies for making a positive difference in their communities, delivering Internet access that’s sorely needed in some of the hardest-to-connect places in our country.”

We are grateful, too – to both the FCC who granted the STAs, and our members, including: Amplex, Bolt Internet, Gtek Communications, Intermax Networks, MetaLINK Technologies, Nextlink, Softcom Internet Communications, Southern Broadband, TCC Skywire, Wavelinc Communications, ZIRKEL Wireless, and countless others who are using the 5.9 GHz spectrum to keep Americans connected and safe through the pandemic.

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.
Mike Wendy