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 What is fixed-wireless internet?

Fixed-wireless is a broadband internet service that utilizes licensed and unlicensed radio-frequency (RF) spectrum in the 900MHz, 2.4 GHz, 3 GHz, 5 GHz, 11 GHz, 24 GHz, and 60 GHz ranges. This technology platform is designed to operate over distances that make it a perfect medium for connecting rural areas that have limited or no access to broadband internet. Because fixed-wireless internet uses terrestrial (Earth-based) radios, it is not susceptible to the latency and jitter limitations of satellite internet.

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What is a WISP?

Fixed wireless internet service providers (WISPs) deliver reliable, affordable broadband to customers in fixed locations such as residences, businesses, and schools.

Fixed wireless is the fastest-growing sector of the broadband industry, characterized by cost-effective deployment, rapid technology innovation, and continuously evolving transmission models, including fiber. Networks can be built and upgraded virtually overnight at a fraction of the cost of wired-only or satellite technologies.

WISPS are powerful allies in closing the digital divide, serving the hardest to reach, unserved areas of rural America, as well as bringing affordable alternatives to underserved urban customers.

Most WISPs are small and medium-sized businesses led by entrepreneurs who live in the communities they serve. Most have built their networks with private, at-risk capital, and are profitable and sustainable without government subsidies or incumbent-protecting regulations. They employ local staff.