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FCC adopts county-sized license areas, WISPA voices it’s disappointment with the ruling (WISPs wanted census tracts), New Fixed Wireless Report shows average Fixed Wireless speed used is 3.5 Mbps, Average subscriber consumes 167 GB/month, The Verge writes on why Feds can’t block California’s net neutrality bill, Verizon’s 5G home internet is sort of real/ sort of fake, Telrad launches new 5 Ghz Band LTE solution, KP Performance Antennas launch ProLine series (2.3 – 6.4 Ghz), Preseem launches FQ-Codel based Access Point Shaping for WISPs and more.

The Verge reports on the digital divide and how bad coverage maps are ruining American Broadband, Telecompetitior showers limelight on the CAF II winners, AT&T Fixed Wireless now available in 1000 counties across 18 states, 7500+ Mikrotik routers compromised, Cambium announces new wireless solutions, Ericsson launches new 5G products, Spray-able antennas enter the scene, Wispapalooza excitement rises, Preseem’s QoE seminar is ready to take off at Las Vegas and much more.

Preseem to host a webinar on ‘Reducing churn & growing your WISP’ featuring Joe Falaschi from E-vergent Wireless, FCC announces CAF-II winners, More than a dozen WISPA members win big in the CAF II announcement, Another wave of attacks on Mikrotik RouterOS underway across US/EU, Samsung executive talks about Verizon’s Fixed 5G equipment, Wispapalooza 2018 inches closer and attracts over 140 exhibitors, WISPA announces new board officers and much more in this monthly update for the fixed wireless industry.

Netflix adds latency and upload speed metrics to its popular internet speed test –, WISPA and 182 WISPs send a signed letter to FCC pushing for census tract licences, Major cable operator Midco ditches fiber for fixed wireless on rural build-outs, AT&T reveals next three cities to receive 5G, Cambium launches new enterprise class outdoor Wi-FI Access Point, Preseem wrote a blog post describing how the QoE platform helped a WISP detect and fix a major network outage, WISPAPALOOZA 2018 comes closer and adds more collocated events and much more in this edition of Interference – fastest growing newsletter in the fixed-wireless industry!

Silicon Valley startup claims to help anyone launch their own WISP operation for $25,000, WISPA applauded FCC action to spur use of C-band Airwaves, AT&T launches fixed-wireless 5G trials in Indiana, Cambium released new wireless solutions to meet increasing standards in video streaming, Ubiquiti launches new flexible mode which leads to substantial improvement of throughput for access points not running in GPS sync mode, WISPA launches event agenda with over 80 sessions for WISPAPALOOZA 2018, Preseem and plan to hold a joint webinar on July 18 to talk about QoE translates into sales and growth for WISPs and much more in this monthly update.

Preseem and 6 other vendors from the WISP industry launch the first-ever WISP GiveAway event with 7 confirmed gifts and a chance to win the grand prize worth $2000, Unlicensed wireless spectrum contributed $525 billion the US economy, Qualcomm and Facebook announce efforts to deliver high-speed internet to urban areas, Windstream unveils plans on fixed wireless deployments while Century Link still remains on the fence about its fixed wireless plans, KP performance launches new line of dual sector antennas, WISPA’s new CEO goes live on ISP Radio, Registrations for WISPApalooza 2018 open with 100 exhibitors already signed up, Preseem ships a bunch of it’s model 5000 appliances to a WISP and much more.

T-mobile and Sprint announced merger plans with aspirations to create a 5G powerhouse, Global fixed wireless broadband market reported to grow 30% in 2018, Verizon sets up for 5G commercial launch, WISPA objected to mobile carrier industry proposal that ignores rural interests, Dan Siemon discussed Queue management & FQ-CoDel on ISP radio, The Brothers WISP talked about 10GB unifi gateway, Mikrotik MUM EU hardware, Scot from Preseem explained how Netflix actually works for ISPs, Exhibitor registrations opened for WISPApalooza 2018 and some interesting posts on traffic shaping and subscriber bandwidth management appeared on WISP Talk and much more in this monthly update.

FCC kicks off rural broadband auction (CAF II), WISPA appoints Claude Aiken as its first full-time president & CEO, Baicells & Siklu announce new solutions, Cambium launches product aimed at hotels & MDUs, The Brothers WISP discuss impact of increasing encrypted traffic and more on their latest show, Dan from Preseem will be talking about subscriber bandwidth management on April 4th, WISPA held its biggest-ever WISPAmerica with over 800 attendees and more.

FCC releases a detailed map of eligibility for its Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) auction, Ajit Pai confirms FCC’s plan to auction 5G-ready spectrum at the Mobile World Congress, Huawei and Bell trial fixed wireless alternative in rural Ontario, ISP radio talks about CALEA compliance, Sonar and Preseem conducted a massive joint webinar for WISPs about Sonar 1.5, QoE monitoring and bandwidth management using FQ-CoDel, The Brothers WISP talked about virtual routing in their latest show, the community gets ready for biggest-ever WISPAmerica in Birmingham, AL while Canadian WISPs prepare for CANWISP in Ottawa and much more.

FCC unanimously agreed on the final steps necessary to kickstart a $2 billion program to deliver fixed broadband to unserved parts of America, Unconfirmed reports about a proposed Federal takeover of 5G wireless network caused quite an uproar, Starry Internet announced plans to expand fixed wireless service to 16 major markets in the US, Sonar announced details about its 1.5 release, Dan from Preseem wrote on the impact of network configuration errors on subscriber QoE, ISP radio invited Elizabeth Bowles (Aristotle Internet, FCC BDAC), WISP community gears up for the biggest-ever WISPAMERICA in 2018 (Birmingham, Alabama).

Commissioner Ajit Pai’s plan to eliminate net neutrality, WISPA’s official statement on this new FCC plan, AT&T expands to 18 states across the US, Billmax releases 2017 Q4 for its customers, Simon Westlake from Sonar went on ISPradio to talk about their Wispmon acquisition, Registrations open for WISPAMERICA 2018 to be held at Birmingham (Alabama), Cambium Networks announces first-ever Connectivity Hero awards and writes on boosting PMP450 network, WISPA launches it’s official Youtube channel and much more.

FCC angers WISPs by voting to modify rules governing use of CBRS spectrum, WISPA reacting strongly to the FCC move with detailed fact sheets and action plans, Preseem launches first-ever WISP industry QoE benchmarks, Largest-ever WISPAPALOOZA draws record number of participants, product launches and announcements including new solutions from Cambium, BridgeWave, Baicells and others, Dan Siemon went on ISPradio to talk about subscriber QoE monitoring, Filmmaker exploring the dangerous lives of tower climbers in new documentary and much more.

The US fixed wireless market to double within next five years, C Spire announced the launch of its new wireless service to compete with AT&T,  the latest TheBrothersWISP podcast discussed Cambium, ISP radio spoke to Bridgewave, Sonar acquired Wispmon, Hurricane Maria, WISPAPALOOZA and Preseem’s wireless summary launch.

Fixed wireless industry trends, AT&T expansion into rural markets, the latest TheBrothersWISP podcast discussing 100G switches, WISPAPALOOZA calendar, ISP radio’s Cambium interview, WISPs supporting providers hit by Hurricane Harvey, Preseem’s integration with Sonar API and more.

AT&T’s partnership with NetComm Wireless to offer rural services, WISPA-led Broadband Coalition, Kevin Myers’s blog on building an MPLS network with white box switching, Impact of 1 subscriber on entire sector’s QoE, Growing excitement for WISPAPALOOZA, Preseem product updates, and more.

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