Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers
Association des fournisseurs de service internet sans fil (CanWISP)


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  • April 02, 2020 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enjoy these memories / Profitez de ces souvenirs.

    CanWISP 2020 Photo Album

  • March 06, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CanWISP predicts rural internet will be improved with the upcoming 3500MHz spectrum auction

    OTTAWA (MARCH 6, 2020) – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced rules for the 3500 MHz spectrum auction yesterday that will assist rural internet service providers in providing higher-speed internet services. 

    As Mr. Bains noted, “The 3500 MHz bands are recognized around the world as one of the key spectrum bands for 5G technologies. This spectrum will support higher speeds, increased data usage and new applications.” 

    By setting aside spectrum for small and regional companies, internet service providers, such as CanWISP members, will have increased access to these key spectrum bands providing the foundation for better service to their customers.  The auctioned price for this spectrum should be more affordable for these smaller companies that typically serve rural Canadians. 

    During the Consultation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3500MHz Band, CanWISP requested that spectrum be set aside for smaller, regional telecommunications service providers and that spectrum be auctioned in smaller geographic blocks than had been done previously. 

    CanWISP is eager to see how the recently announced rules for the 3500MHz spectrum auction will result in greater competition and better internet services for rural Canadians.  The set-aside spectrum is significant progress in making spectrum more available to smaller service providers that are already investing in servicing rural Canadians. 


    About CanWISP

    CanWISP represents Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers in Canada.  We participate in legislative, regulatory and policy-informing processes on behalf of our member ISPs.  Our members provide fixed-wireless Internet access to households and business across Canada on networks that they have built, operate and maintain.  Our members live in, invest in and employ people in the predominantly rural communities they serve.


    For more information, contact:

    Scott Holmes | President




  • November 06, 2019 10:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CanWISP has been busy over the past months.  We have represented the Canadian WISP Industry by participating in various consultations with ISED and the CRTC.  Be sure to check out our Government Representation page (  These consultations take place over many months and require a significant investment of time and funding.

    We have participated in efforts to:

    Highlight the need for more appropriately priced spectrum fees for Point-To-Point links. (January and February 2019 - ISED: Consultation on License Fees for Point-to-Point Radio Systems (DGSO-001-18) )

    I encourage you to have a look at the submissions on the CRTC and ISED websites accessible via the included links.

  • September 13, 2019 7:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We're back  at  Hilton Lac-Leamy in 2020 (March 2-4)!

  • May 31, 2019 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some photos from our last event.  We're back  at  Hilton Lac-Leamy in 2020 (March 2-4) so watch for the announcement.  Until then enjoy the memories ...

    CanWISP 2019 Photos

    Jonathan Black

  • April 15, 2019 9:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CanWISP 2019 Conference is 'done and dusted'.  Based on the feedback survey it was a big success.  Thank you to all of you who attended.  The Conference presentations are available here.

    CanWISP 2019 Conference Presentations

  • October 01, 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you find yourself at WISPAPALOOZA  ( on Thanksgiving Day and want to talk hockey or CRTC / ISED and a bit of Canadian eh! then come to Fogo de Chão at 360 E. Flamingo Road (  We'll be meeting there at 7:30PM (Monday, Oct 8).  If you can, let me know beforehand ( 

  • August 22, 2018 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Canwisp 2019 Conference will be held at Hilton Lac-Leamy on March 25-27,2019.  Registration will open in September.  Watch for announcements about the agenda, speakers and pre-conference seminars.

  • June 27, 2018 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have great news for our membership,

    CanWISP entered into an agreement with JMHI Insurance Group Inc. in March of 2018.  JMHI was approved to create a tailored insurance product for CanWISP.  It is here… as a value-added service to your membership you can now access a customized insurance solution with CanWISP only Discounts!

    JMHI has worked with Travelers of Canada to produce unique Insurance package offerings just for CanWISP members.  It offers multiple levels of coverage based on your size and operation to ensure you only pay for what you need.  The greatest part is the special discounts only offered to our members… 10% off of your cyber coverage plus an additional 10% off your towers!

    JMHI is currently licensed in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and has a strategic alliance with a Brokerage to service Quebec.  They are currently working on B.C. and are more than happy to work with other Brokerages to ensure you get the CanWISP coverage and rates.

    JMHI is run by Eric Gaudrault who is the Owner, President and Principal Broker.  Eric did a great Insurance for WISP presentation at our last CanWISP Conference in Lac-Leamy.  Personally servicing over a dozen ISP/WISPs and having worked in the Telecom Industry for several years, Eric has a Niche skillset to effectively address our membership’s insurance needs.

    To gain access to the program or if you have any questions please contact Eric directly at: 


                   Tel: 226-312-2020

                   Toll Free: 1-855-236-5644

    We are proud to bring this added value to our members!

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