Basic Nominee Information
Full Name Chau Jasty
Title/Position President
Company Name CalDSL
City/State Tracy, CA
Member Company Background
Are you a full-time employee at a WISPA member organization? Yes
How many full-time staff are employed by your company? 4
Briefly describe your company's business (services offered, client base, areas of coverage). CalDSL is a WISP providing service to homes and businesses in San Joaquin county and nearby areas in Northern California. We also use our wireless expertize set up private wireless networks for businesses and public agencies.
Professional Background
How long have you held your current position? 9 Years
How many years of experience do you have in the wireless Internet industry? 11 Years
Describe your primary job responsibilities. Responsible for all operations of CalDSL and this includes marketing, network planning, network buildout, management, and customer support. Manage team of employees who include technicians, customer support and billing.
Individual Qualifications
Why do you want to become a member of the WISPA Board of Directors and what do you hope to achieve through your leadership experience? Having started CalDSL in 2002 and lived through the changes that our industry has experienced and being aware of the challenges facing us, I am in a position to advocate for our members and work with the others on the leadership team to find solutions to the challenges facing us. I hope to be more involved and start to "give back" through my volunteer efforts.
Please describe your experience and current involvement with WISPA, including participating on WISPA committees. Currently a state coordinator for California.
Please explain strengths that you possess that would be of particular benefit to WISPA through your service on the board (e.g. leadership, areas of specialty, industry relations, etc.) Entrepreneurial experience and WISP operator for many years.
Please describe any current or previous leadership experience with non-profit organizations and your role: (no answer provided)
In your view, what are the biggest challenges facing the wireless internet industry, and how do you believe WISPA should address them? I see two major challenges. First is to establish a WISP as a trustworthy and well run business in the minds of the general public, legislators and regulators. Most people know what to expect from a major national chain of tire stores or a barber shops, but are mystified by what a wisp is. It will help to develop common guidelines that will help our members run their businesses in a uniform manner and establish reputation for our industry. Second challenge is to advocate with the legislators and lawmakers to help WISPs get spectrum and rules favorable to our growth. Our members to a great job in their communities but the lawmakers and general public are not aware of it. WISPA can help in this area as well.