The Wireless Internet Service Provider, commonly called WISP, is the latest innovative approach being used by clever industry entrepreneurs to bring cutting edge Internet service to customers, many of whom had no other way of getting a broadband connection. In Washington DC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) governs the use of radio spectrum, including that which is used by a WISP to deliver wireless broadband to consumers and businesses.
The specific rules and regulations that apply to WISP operations and license exempt devices in general are called FCC Part 15 Rules and Regulations. A trade association has been formed to serve the needs of the WISP community and is called part-15.org. Part-15.org was founded by Michael Anderson and is the center of all WISP training and technical seminars. Twice a year they hold WISP Conferences. I attend all these conferences and am often speaking on various WISP related topics such as our Wireless Tower Project www.do-it-yourself-tower.com. Below are various links to some of the events. (Rk)