The Future of Fixed Wireless: What’s Next for WISPs?

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by | August 12, 2020 | Networking, Video Blog

WISP Fireside Chat Part 4: The Future of Fixed Wireless

At a recent WISPAPALOOZA, Preseem hosted a WISP Fireside Chat on the future of fixed wireless. We invited members of the fixed wireless community to bring along their questions for three successful WISP operators. Specifically, our guests were Adair Winter of Amarillo Wireless/AW Broadband, Darin Steffl of Minnesota WiFi, and Brian Gray of Joink.

This experienced panel shared insights on everything from the future of fixed wireless to whether drones are a good option for surveying an area’s network potential.

The final part of this blog series begins with our panelists’ thoughts on the future of fixed wireless. They also talk about how WISP businesses may eventually become hybrid ISPs to meet changing consumer demands.

We’ll also hear about some costly mistakes the panelists have made in the past and what they learned as a result. Additional topics range from the specific technical problems they’d like to see solved in their networks, to how WISPs can strategically approach buying new vehicles for a WISP business.

The questions answered in this part of our WISP Fireside Chat series are:
  • What percentage of your network is fixed wireless today? Also, what do you think it will be in the future?
  • Can you use a drone to identify network potential?
  • What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made with your network?
  • Do you buy new or used vehicles for your business?
  • If you could solve one technical problem in your network, what would it be?

Check out the other videos in our series: Part 1: WISP Business Tips, Part 2: WISP Do’s and Don’ts, and Part 3: Best Practices.

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