Nathan Stooke founded Wisper, a fixed wireless service provider (WISP) which has grown under his 20 year guidance to provide service to portions of four different states. In this podcast he discusses the digital divide, broadband funding and broadband partner Microsoft Airband.
Broadband is now critical infrastructure necessary for the long-term viability of communities, regardless of their size or location. But it isn’t cheap. Indeed, it’s quite expensive to build and operate. And the smaller the community, in terms of population and people per square mile, the more difficult it is to build a sustainable business case, absent some support.