Industry Luminaries to Gather for Wireless Internet Service Provider Association (WISPA) Regional Meeting

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - July 19, 2010) -  Fixed wireless broadband industry pioneers and luminaries will join industry-leading vendors and Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) operators from around the nation at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis for the WISPA regional meeting on July 21 and 22. Keynotes will be presented by Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology, and noted researcher Michael Calabrese of the New American Foundation.

Fixed wireless broadband pioneers Dewayne Hendricks (Tetherless Access) and Doug Karl (KarlNet) will highlight presentations. Also speaking at the meeting are Donny Smith of Jaguar Communications, Brian Webster of Wireless Mapping, Drew Clark of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, and numerous others.

WISPA is pleased to announce that the event is sponsored by the wireless industry's premier suppliers. Platinum sponsors BlueMesh Networks, Dish Network, and Rini Coran, P.C. are joined by Gold sponsors Exalt Communications, Motorola, NetSapiens, Streakwave, Surplus Wireless Gear, and Winncom Technologies as well as Silver sponsors Agility Ventures, Alvarion, IPiFony, Moonblink, and Telx. 

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Technical panels will provide the latest information on using TV White Spaces spectrum, WISPA's 5 GHz Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) database, the 3.65 GHz lightly-licensed band, and voice over IP over wireless (VoIPoW).

Specialty panels will cover such critical topics as how to deploy fiber, how to correctly design and deploy access points, and how to effectively manage your broadband wireless network.

As always, many of the nation's most experienced WISP operators will be on hand, eager to share their knowledge. Round table discussions and a formal WISPA board meeting will provide communication on every level. Many attendees will learn as much from fellow attendees as from the outstanding speakers.

This year is a pivotal moment for the United States and for our broadband infrastructure. With new spectrum and improved operating rules, the fixed wireless industry will bring even better broadband to millions of Americans. For more information, contact