Note: We have 72 other definitions for WISP in our acronym Attic There are hundreds of acronyms in the business and technology world. It`s overwhelming to follow everyone. WISP, or written information security program, is the one that needs to keep your business informed, whether you own a small business or come from a large company. WISP is a written information security plan. What is it and what does it mean for your business? Let`s take a closer look at this important acronym WISP. Displays computer definitions only (show all 25 definitions) In the United States, wireless networks are primarily selected by isolated municipal ISPs and large national initiatives. WISPs are more popular in rural areas where users may not be able to use cable and digital subscriber lines (DSLs) to access the Internet. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued the FCC Report and Regulation 05-56 in 2005, which revised the FCC`s rules to open the 3650 MHz band to terrestrial wireless broadband operations.  On 14 November 2007, the Commission issued a public notice (DA 07-4605) in which the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced the start date of the licensing and registration process for the band 3650-3700 MHz.  Initially, WISPs were only present in rural areas not covered by cable television or DSL.  The world`s first WISP was LARIAT, a non-profit rural telecommunications cooperative founded in 1992 in Laramie, Wyoming.
LARIAT originally used NCR Corporation`s WaveLAN equipment operating on the 900 MHz radio band without a license. LARIAT was privatized in 2003 and continues to exist as a for-profit wireless Internet service provider. Some WISP networks have been deployed in rural areas of the UK to address issues related to poor broadband DSL (bandwidth) services in rural areas (“emergency points”), including the slow roll-out of fibre-based services that could improve service (typically fibre-to-the-cabinet for clusters of rural buildings, possibly fiber to the premises for isolated buildings). Some of these WISPs have been deployed via the Community broadband network with funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The simplest WISP is a Basic Service Set (BSS), which consists of a server and many stations, all connected wirelessly to that server. More complex WISP networks use the Extended Service Set (ESS) topology, which consists of two or more BSS connected to access points (APs). BSS and ESS are supported by the IEEE 802.11b specification. There are several main components of a WISP that are designed to protect consumers and accurately describe the risks they take when entrusting personal data to the relevant company. WISPs usually carefully clarify the purpose and objectives of protecting private data. In addition, the sections of a WISP explain: Typically, the way a WISP works is to control a fiber optic circuit in the center of the area they want to serve. From there, WISP will begin building backhaul links (gigabit Wi-Fi or fiber) to high points in the region, such as radio towers, tall buildings, grain silos or water towers.
These sites have access points to provide services to individual customers or links to other towers where they have more equipment. WISP can also use gigabit wireless connections to connect a point of presence (PoP) to multiple towers, reducing the need to pay for fiber optic circuits to the tower. For fixed wireless connections, a small satellite dish or antenna is mounted on the roof of the customer`s building and pointed at the location of the antenna closest to the WISP. When operating on the narrow range of the densely populated 2.4GHz band, as almost all 802.11-based Wi-Fi providers do, it`s not uncommon to see access points on light towers and customer buildings. A wireless Internet service provider (WISP) is an Internet service provider that allows users to connect to a server over a wireless connection such as Wi-Fi. WISPs provide additional services such as VoIP for virtual private networks and location-based content. WISK – WISL – WISM – WISN – WISO – WISPA – WISPIT – WISPP – WISPS – WISQARS As of July 2015, there were more than 2,000 fixed wireless broadband service providers in the United States, serving nearly 4 million customers.  As of May 2008, there were 879 Wi-Fi-based WISPs in the Czech Republic, making it the country with the most Wi-Fi hotspots in the EU.   The provision of wireless Internet has great potential to bridge the “digital divide” or “Internet gap” in developing countries. Geekcorps actively helps build wireless networks in Africa, among other things.