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Launch your own wireless ISP for $25K, says startup Necto

A Silicon Valley startup with its own ISP business started offering a service claiming to help anyone get into the ISP market with as little as $25K in investment. This article from FierceWireless generated quite a buzz in the WISP community with many commenting on whether the startup went too easy on the business assumptions and overlook the day-to-day challenges of running a WISP and others saying that new entrants will help bridge the digital divide faster. 

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WISP Community Corner

With only 100 days left for the the WISP industry's flagship event, WISPApalooza, the excitement is surely building up in the community.

The first-ever WISP Online GiveAway, proudly sponsored by 7 vendors from the industry wrapped up this month with all WISPs getting 7 confirmed giveaways and 1 winner zooming away with the grand prize worth $2000. Find out more about the winner here. 


Must-not miss webinar for WISPs

Coming up this month on Wednesday, July 18 at 12 noon EST. Gerrit from Preseem and Dave Thomas from talk about how QoE can translate into growth for WISPs (with real data and examples from other networks). This will be a great 30-minute session for WISP operators/owners and managers to join other WISPs and learn how integrated platforms offering effective QoE monitoring and optimization can help generate more sales and business growth for a WISP.