The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is holding its WISPAMERICA ’19 this week at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.
More than 2,000 WISPs dot the U.S. landscape, providing fixed wireless, high-speed broadband services to more than four million Americans, many of whom reside in rural and remote areas of the country. The majority of WISPS are small businesses with fewer than 1,500 subscribers, having built their networks with their own capital, not federal subsidies.
WISPAMERICA ‘19 features more than 50 interactive sessions, including those covering technical training, business strategies, sales and marketing, human resources and regulatory updates, among others. In addition to this, the event has over 100 exhibitors, showcasing a wide array of products and services from wireless gear to fiber-optics, tower infrastructure, software, cloud services, VoIP solutions, financing, insurance, mapping services and more.
The annual convention provides important tools to keep WISPA members up to date in the rapidly evolving world of fixed wireless communications. Attendees will hear from policy experts – such as WISPA president, Claude Aiken, and newly hired vice president of government relations, Christina Mason – regarding recent developments on Capitol Hill, which affect the wireless industry.