Vendors pay $1000 per year and get to advertise directly to list
members. We seem to have much better luck showing vendors the value of
paid membership than the very people we serve most, namely the WISP
operators. We are getting some new operators from time to time and we
appreciate each and every one of them. What is important for us all to
understand is that we will really start to see much more opportunity for
the collective once we see a higher number of operators joining the
organization formally. If you are a WISP and you use this list or other
WISPA provided resources then please go to http://signup.wispa.org and
signup to become a member of the organization. It takes about two
minutes of your time and $250 once a year. We will send you the invoice
and directions for your next steps once you signup for membership. WISPA
belongs to all of you (WISP operators) so please show your support.
Charles Wu wrote:
Aren't the current WISP dues like $250 ish / year? (that really isn't that
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It also means that at some point organization will have to be
established with committees to handle recruiting new, paid members;
Vendors need to get ROI - pay back on the membership fee. Vendors need
member support, just as members need Vendor support.
If you have a favorite vendor, why not ask them to join WISPA? It's your org
and you need to help it grow and thrive as well. (It's not just the Board
who's unpaid job it is to do all the heavy
I have been on the Board at 2 ISP associations (names withheld on
Members always complain about the dues.
My suggestion was that we reduce the dues based on hours spent working
for the ORG.
So if you were active on 2 committees, perhaps your dues were reduced by
50 or 65%.
Just a thought to bat around.
Same with a vendor. Some vendors cannot cost justify $1000 per year. For
instance, a DSL modem company would have to move 1000 modems or more
to ROI the membership fee.
Just some early morning ramblings.
- Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc.
Mac Dearman wrote:
Welcome Jeff - J.C and whole ImageStream gang!
I don't know what the rest of you guys/gal's think, but to me - - WISPA
is gaining ground, industry recognition and respect amongst our peer's.
When we have quality vendors (such as we have) coming on-board it tells
me that we will soon have the tools in the arsenal to really make a
huge difference in the industry that we are a part of. The future looks
very bright - indeed.
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