A broadband provider from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s hometown says one of his latest plans could prevent it from purchasing spectrum needed to bolster its network.
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Wave Wireless is a locally owned and operated home Internet provider in Parsons, Kansas, where Pai grew up. Last year, Pai met with Wave’s owner and wrote in a tweet that Wave is “connecting Parsons (including my parents) & smaller towns nearby.”
Terrific meeting Galen Manners of fixed wireless ISP Wave Wireless! Wave’s connecting Parsons (including my parents) & smaller towns nearby. pic.twitter.com/89LYFyprmV
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) September 21, 2017
Pai heard from his hometown ISP again yesterday when Wave and 181 other fixed wireless broadband providers wrote a letter opposing an FCC plan that could limit the small ISPs’ access to wireless spectrum.