CanWISP 2024: Connecting the Future of Wireless Internet

Another successful CanWISP conference has come to a close. Held February 14-16 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Ottawa/Gatineau, CanWISP 2024 brought together leading figures in the wireless internet service provider (WISP) industry for three days of learning, collaboration, and innovation.

Connecting Communities, Driving Progress:
This year’s theme, “Connecting Communities, Driving Progress,” resonated throughout the conference. Sessions explored critical topics impacting WISPs, including:

  • The evolving regulatory landscape: Expert panels discussed the latest government policies and their implications for WISPs, equipping attendees with valuable insights to navigate the changing landscape.

  • Emerging technologies: From advancements in fixed wireless access (FWA) to the potential of 5G, presentations explored how WISPs can leverage cutting-edge solutions to expand their reach and deliver exceptional service.

  • Building successful businesses: Workshops focused on best practices in marketing, customer service, and network management, empowering WISPs to optimize their operations and achieve sustainable growth.

Beyond the Sessions:
The conference wasn’t just about formal presentations. Networking opportunities provided valuable connections for attendees to share experiences, forge partnerships, and learn from peers. The highlight of the social events was undoubtedly the evening at the Ottawa Senators vs. Anaheim Ducks hockey game, where attendees cheered on their teams and enjoyed the camaraderie of the WISP community.

Key Takeaways:
CanWISP 2024 offered a wealth of valuable takeaways for attendees:

  • Collaboration is key: The WISP industry faces unique challenges, but by working together, WISPs can leverage collective knowledge and resources to overcome obstacles and drive progress.

  • Embrace innovation: New technologies are constantly emerging, and WISPs that stay ahead of the curve will be best positioned to meet the evolving needs of their customers.

  • Focus on the customer: At the heart of it all, WISPs are in the business of connecting people. By prioritizing customer satisfaction and delivering exceptional service, WISPs can build strong relationships and ensure long-term success.

Looking Ahead:
As the WISP industry continues to evolve, CanWISP remains a vital forum for fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and driving innovation. We look forward to seeing you at CanWISP 2025!

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Jeff Gifford

Account Executive, VETRO


At VETRO, we believe visualizing data unlocks hidden potential, radically simplifying the way businesses operate and digitizing the future of connectivity. We focus on empowering network operators with unparalleled clarity and control over their fiber networks, enabling them to move faster, better, and more efficiently than ever before. Our revolutionary platform isn’t just software – it’s the physical network asset system of record, offering unprecedented visibility and control from strategic planning to daily operations. We empower our customers to bridge the digital divide at a rapid pace, unlock unforeseen opportunities, and squeeze the maximum value from their networks. Let’s illuminate the unseen, digitize the way we connect, and shape the future of connectivity, together.

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