Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Scottie Arnett
There will be places that running fiber 5 miles for one or two customers is not going to be feasible. The telcos had to run copper to provide a telephone in many circumstances to these areas. With fiber, I don't think they are going to do it. Not counting the cost of fiber, but the build-out

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
They would rather spend twice that amount just on a study. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Scottie Arnett Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 9:31 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread lakeland
Is there a versiom of Google maps that is freestanding that can be used on a laptop or PC without an Internet connection? I just need a small region like NYC or Washington DC Metro. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Brian Webster

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread os10rules
With Google Earth you can specify the cache size (make it big) and then zoom around the area you want while you're connected and you'll be able to see that area offline. Be careful - if you reconnect and zoom around someplace else you'll flush the good stuff out of the cache. Greg On Dec 12,

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread os10rules
One option would be to use the product Mapwel to make your own maps which then you could load into the other folk's Garmin GPSes. I don't know if this is more than you need. You'd need the advanced version of Mapwel so you can use the maps with any Garmin GPS. You can make the maps transparent

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Mike Hammett
I'm not sure of how long of a time, but over a period of say 10 years, fiber is cost effective for any developed area (subdivisions in the middle of nowhere, small towns, etc.). Rural areas are better suited for wireless. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Mike
I have to believe we are on the cusp of some real innovation. The answer will not be wireless as we now know it. Instead, it will be some sort of ultra wide band signal spread over a certain frequency band and controlled by software defined radios. With the right algorithms, many users

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
I'll get the witches together tonight and see if we can channel Nikola Tesla and get some answers. I've been trying not to do that anymore, the last time I followed his instructions I caught the dog on fire. But we'll see. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

[WISPA] Tower Question

2009-12-12 Thread Mike Hammett
http://www.wirelessestimator.com/t_content.cfm?pagename=Basic%20Wind%20Speeds%20Rev.%20G%20with%20ice According to that, I need to have my tower meet 40 mph and 3/4 of ice. http://www.wirelessestimator.com/t_content.cfm?pagename=Basic%20Wind%20Speeds%20Rev.%20G That map says I need 90 mph.

[WISPA] OT Fw: 4 domain names will expire on 01/09/2010

2009-12-12 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Does anyone want some domains that I'm going to let expire? Never did get the project off the ground so I don't need these anymore. laters, marlon - Original Message - From: GW Direct Domain Registration To: o...@odessaoffice.com Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 5:06 PM Subject: 4

Re: [WISPA] OT, help with mapping stuff

2009-12-12 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
Use TopoUSA. It's easy to work with, very detailed etc. And the new ones allow you to overlay Sat. images on your maps. I've not done that part but I know it's an option. marlon - Original Message - From: lakel...@gbcx.net To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday,

[WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
Looking at credit card processors again. Been nickled and dimed to death with 2 others. Who are you happy with and do they work with authorize.net? Bob- Robert West Just Micro Digital Services Inc. 740-335-7020

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Mike Hammett
IP Pay and no, they're a completely different animal, which is what causes me to like them better. Their parent is CTI, which is a vendor member. They have a virtual terminal as well as support for several different billing systems and traditional terminals as well. - Mike Hammett

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Scott Reed
Yes, if were starting now, I would go with IPPay. Mike Hammett wrote: IP Pay and no, they're a completely different animal, which is what causes me to like them better. Their parent is CTI, which is a vendor member. They have a virtual terminal as well as support for several different

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Josh Luthman
Ip pay. Call CTI. On 12/12/09, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net wrote: IP Pay and no, they're a completely different animal, which is what causes me to like them better. Their parent is CTI, which is a vendor member. They have a virtual terminal as well as support for several different

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
Sounds like an overwhelming consensus here. I'm glad I asked. Thanks, guys. The last time I had a company quote me fees they wouldn't put it in writing. Red flag on that one. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Chadd Thompson
We use IP pay as well. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 1:37 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors Sounds like an overwhelming consensus

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Josh Luthman
Been happy with them since their WINOG in Indianapolis...last winterish? On 12/12/09, Chadd Thompson chad...@msn.com wrote: We use IP pay as well. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Saturday,

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Blake Covarrubias
We've been using IP Pay since Sept of last year. Its been great. No complaints. -- Blake Covarrubias On Dec 12, 2009, at 2:36 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: Been happy with them since their WINOG in Indianapolis...last winterish? On 12/12/09, Chadd Thompson chad...@msn.com wrote: We use IP pay as

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Philip Dorr
you do not have to channel Tesla you have to find him, since he is a vampire. On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com wrote: I'll get the witches together tonight and see if we can channel Nikola Tesla and get some answers. I've been trying not to do that

Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
He's actually from the future. I just have to wait until he's born. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Philip Dorr Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 5:59 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread RickG
I've been with authorize.net for nearly 10 years and am basically happy with them. With that said, I considered switching to IP-Pay but could never get a full quote from them. Robert, Please let me know how it goes. -RickG On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Robert West

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Mike Hammett
My rep offered to analyze my statement and he'd provide me a quote, but I declined saying that I knew they'd be lower, and they offered a more accepted API than my current processor (local bank). Matthew Miller Business Development Executive mmil...@ippay.com cell: 630/800-8714 . office:

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
Will do, Rick. I've had bad luck with processors so I've learned what to look out for the hard way. If these guys say it's cool, it probably is. I just hate surprises so I like it all in black and white, looking forward to a full quote myself. Bob- -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Robert West
Thanks, Mike. It's appreciated. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 9:09 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors My rep offered to analyze

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Brian Rohrbacher
Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net wrote: My rep offered to analyze my statement and he'd provide me a quote, but I declined saying that I knew they'd be lower, and they offered a more accepted API than my current processor (local bank). Matthew Miller Business Development Executive

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Travis Johnson
IPPay. Only saved us $500 per month and we get our money in 1-2 business days (instead of 4-5 with authorize). :) :) Travis Microserv Robert West wrote: Looking at credit card processors again. Been nickled and dimed to death with 2 others. Who are you happy with and do they work with

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Josh Luthman
Wow you saved 500/mo? That has to be like 25c per customer! Glad you get your money quicker though :) On 12/12/09, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote: IPPay. Only saved us $500 per month and we get our money in 1-2 business days (instead of 4-5 with authorize). :) :) Travis Microserv

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-12 Thread Josh Luthman
Payroll costs? On 12/12/09, David ad...@speedyquick.net wrote: There are a lot of compelling reasons to change unless you aren't in business to make money. Having a good billing system saves in payroll costs. David -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org