Wisper brings Internet speeds up to 100 Mbps

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wisper Internet’s expansion to Barry County is due to its success in the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II).

CAF II was a rural broadband auction held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2018. Wisper was named the winner of $220.3 million; funds were allocated across the following six states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

The equipment deployed will be fixed wireless technology and will be found on the commercial tower at Farm Road 2057 in Monett. Fixed Wireless Technology uses elevated structures, such as water towers, cell towers, grain elevators, etc. to reach a resident’s home.

Current capabilities do require the equipment on a resident’s roof to have “line of sight” to the elevated structure. That means no trees or terrain can be blocking the visual path. A resident will reside no more than 3-5 miles from the elevated structure to receive the desired signal strength. Areas that may utilize the service include Purdy, Monett and Pierce City.

Eligible residents will be able to receive the following speeds and prices:

• Surf: 10 Mbps for $50/month

• Surf Plus: 15 Mbps for $65/month

• Surf Preferred: 25 Mbps for $75/month

• Surf Pro: 50 Mbps for $85/month

• Surf Extreme: 100 Mbps for $105/month

To determine service eligibility, people may contact the Wisper Sales Team at 800-765-7772 or sales@wisperisp.com.

Wisper has partnered with the FCC for the Lifeline Program. The Lifeline program offers a discount off of service for low-income households. If you believe you are eligible for the Lifeline Program and would like to apply, please visit: www.lifelinesupport.org. When approved, you will receive an approval letter. To receive the discount, the approval letter will need to be emailed to sales@wisperisp.com.

Wisper ISP, Inc. is a Wireless Internet Service Provider with 162 employees and 20,000 subscribers across Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Wisper is based out of Mascoutah, Ill., in the St. Louis Metro Area, with regional offices in Joplin and Washington, Mo. Wisper customers in rural and metropolitan communities receive fast, reliable service and friendly, helpful customer service.