I helped form one of the first Independent Internet Service Provider organizations. By being a founding Board Member of the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association, I offered the experience I had in building rural, rugged wireless networks for small communities scattered over 50 miles of Central Colorado. The WISPA organization provides independent communications service providers with a voice in Washington, and other key benefits. It encourages innovation and communication, strengthening the membership through on going discussions, shared experiences and successes. A cornerstone of American innovation, these risk taking small businesses make up the fast moving, efficient component of American economy which has proven again and again, small business freedoms pay the greatest dividends to the country. I'm proud to have been involved in the development of this key organization.

Alex Huppenthal