[WISPA] Scott Stevens

2018-10-21 Thread John Scrivner
This note just came up on Scott Steven's Facebook page:

On a mountain top, overlooking the ocean, at a tower site in Northern
Washington on Monday, October 15th, Scottie sadly took his own life. They
say the spot was beautiful, and everyone knows that broadband technology
was his passion; perhaps he is finally at peace.

He left behind three children; Sahara, Tate, and Ty. His dad Jay, mom Deb,
brothers Shawn and Chad, and his sister Jenny. And many family and friends
who will miss him dearly.

There will be a gathering to share stories, look at pictures of his life,
write messages that will be carried away by balloons, journal memories in a
notebook that will be given to his boys Tate and Ty and his daughter
Sahara, and embrace all of those who lost him.

All are welcome, his kids deserve the opportunity to know their dad through
your experiences with him. His laughter was contagious, his mind was
brilliant, and like us all...sometimes, he could be a bit of a punk; no
matter your history with him, come share your stories and hear all of ours.

An event will be created soon and the invitation is open to all. We will
open the house up to guests on November 3rd, 2018 (Saturday). We would love
locals to bring a dish to share too!!

November 3, 2018 (11/3/18)
Location: Hood River, OR
*Address will be in event details.
Time: 1pm to closing:)

Please feel free to message any of us for additional details:

Tricia Stevens

Chad Stevens

Juris Stevens

 (Jay)

We are all very sad and this is very difficult for the boys who are 11 & 9,
and Sahara who is 19.
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[WISPA] Prayers for Mac Dearman

2017-04-17 Thread John Scrivner
I am certain he does not want any big attention about this but I am posting
it anyway. Mac Dearman is having heart bypass surgery this morning. I know
many of you know Mac on here so please say a prayer for an old friend to be
healed. Mac was one of the founding members of WISPA and led the efforts to
put Mississippi and Louisiana back together post-Katrina. He is still
operating his WISP in Rayville, LA and he is a dear friend to me and many
others.
Thank you,
John Scrivner
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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Orbit closing. Interested in new portal provider

2013-11-16 Thread John Scrivner
Perhaps you could contact them to see about acquiring their business? Do
you have contact information for them?
John Scrivner




On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM, ralph ralphli...@bsrg.org wrote:

 We've been using Wireless Orbit for our captive portal AAA and payments for
 years.
 Now they drop the bombshell that they will be closing in 2 weeks.

 Who is using something they can recommend?

 Requirements:

 Work with Mikrotik hotspot.
 Handles multiple locations, all different with different rules, settings,
 login pages, etc.
 Handles various payment plans and time limits.
 Supports Authorize.net
 Preferably has a flat cost, not a percentage like many of them do.

 Nice to haves:
 Can support auto login by MAC
 Allows users to associate browserless devices with their account.
 Aggregates simultaneous usage against the maximum set bandwidth (ie. If
 limit is 6 Mbps down and they have 4 devices running, each device can't use
 all 6 Mbps simultaneously.)

 MT User Manager is not an option- doesn't do multiple portals
 Not sure if the one Butch Evans sells will do it, I think the portals take
 custom code by the author to implement/change, but I am open to looking.

 Thanks

 Ralph


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Re: [WISPA] High Capacity AP alternatives?

2013-01-26 Thread John Scrivner
Could you share details about Wavion? How many customers on an AP? Is it
omni or secotor? MIMO? Do they have AP and client devices? Longest customer
link? Latency results average/max/min on longest shot? Do they only use
plain vanilla Wifi or some scheduled TDMA variant (like UBNT AirMAX or
Proxim WARP or old Karlnet stuff)? Max raw TCP throughput per sector? How
many deployments? Anything like this would be very valuable. I liked to
hearing about all Wavion was supposed to be able to do when I saw them at a
show but I am always hesitant to believe anything that is pure Wifi can be
a real outdoor delivery platform. Very interested to hear your results
about this device.
Thank you,
Scriv


On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:29 AM, Tyson Shreeves ty...@wigi.us wrote:

 We have had good luck with a couple of wavion AP's.  They can b a little
 pricey though.

 *Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID*


 Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote:

 Huawei?  Canadian WISP is doing 3.5 GHz with their stuff.

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373
 On Jan 26, 2013 12:31 AM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net wrote:

 There's Cambium, WiFi, LTE and WiMAX that I can think of.

 Alvarion has recently come out with a higher capacity AP (LTE?), but I'd
 consider it to be at the new bar for average. Otherwise, WiMAX and LTE are
 generally too low of throughput to be useful.

 I don't think anyone has really enough of a differentiator in the WiFi
 space to not use UBNT or Mikrotik. UBNT is cheap and generally works.
 Mikrotik has their whole RouterOS behind it and generally works.

 Cambium is the only thing I can think of that's doing their own thing. It
 looks really good if only the APs were 90% less expensive.

 100 meg of throughput on an AP is really the minimum to be considered. I
 have areas where I could put something multiples higher to use.



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 - Original Message -
 From: Matt Jenkins m...@smarterbroadband.net
 To: us...@wug.cc, WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:36:26 PM
 Subject: [WISPA] High Capacity AP alternatives?

 Besides Cambium, Mikrotik, Ubnt and other WiFi products, is anyone
 successfully deploying something else to service both residential and
 business customers?

 Thanks,

 - Matt
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Re: [WISPA] WISPA's recent

2012-10-03 Thread John Scrivner
VERY NICE    BRAVO !  If a carpenter could drive a hammer squarely
against the head of a nail with the same strength and precision as the
points made below to the FCC then there would be no need for pneumatic nail
guns and every nail would be deeply set with one swing! You do good work,
Jack Unger! Thank you!
Scriv


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Matt Jenkins m...@smarterbroadband.netwrote:

  *applause*

 On 09/23/2012 11:22 PM, Jack Unger wrote:

 Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended (1996 Act),
 requires the FCC to determine and report annually on “whether advanced
 telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a
 reasonable and timely fashion.

 As part of their reporting obligation, the FCC issued a Notice of Inquiry
 (NOI) to gather information in this proceeding and WISPA's FCC Committee
 decided to use this NOI  to restate for the public record some of the
 significant points that WISPA has made recently in other filings. Our
 filing emphasized the following points.

 1. WISPs provide fixed wireless broadband service to more that 3 million
 people in the U.S.

 2. In large sections of some states (we used Texas and Illinois as
 examples) WISPs are the only terrestrial broadband providers.

 3. In other areas where WISPs do have terrestrial broadband competition,
 WISP networks are largely unsubsidized and built with private funding.

 4. In many areas, WISPs provide broadband service that is comparable in
 speed, latency and data capacity to wired broadband service.

 5. The FCC should act to make more unlicensed spectrum available including
 in the TV White Spaces, 3.55 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

 6. When setting Connect America Fund (CAF) rules, the FCC should make sure
 that subsidies do not go to providers who would use those subsidies to
 compete with WISPs.

 7. WISPs (who are unsubsidized) should not have to contribute to CAF
 funding.

 8. WISPs should have access to funding from the Remote Areas Fund (RAF).

 9. Carriers who receive CAF support should be required to provide access
 to their backhaul networks to WISPs who want to supply broadband to nearby
 unserved areas.

 10. The National Broadband Map should be the sole source of information
 about broadband availability. The FCC should encourage all states to use
 common data collection and verification techniques so that data in the
 National Broadband Map is consistently shown from state to state.

 A copy of WISPA's filing is attached.

 Respectfully Submitted,

 Jack Unger
 Consultant to WISPA's FCC Committee
 760-678-5033



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Re: [WISPA] Goodbye to Whitespace for WISP's uses?

2012-09-29 Thread John Scrivner
OkI hit send before I saw this one. No worries. Have a good weekend my
friend.
Scriv


On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Doug Clark d...@txox.com wrote:

 Sorry John, this should have been directed @ Tim.




  *---Original Message---*

  *From:* Doug Clark d...@txox.com
 *Date:* 9/29/2012 7:43:43 AM
 *To:* j...@mvn.net;  WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 *Subject:* Re: [WISPA] Goodbye to Whitespace for WISP's uses?

  John, What delusional world are you living in to think that our
 government ever had the publics best interest at heart?  I wished it was
 so, but the reality is simply
 that the government will go down the road making mistake after mistake
 and giving in to Large Corporations that support them personally
 financially.
 What is best for the American public is Z on the list of almost
 every member that is in a position to shape the future and especially last
 on the list for this
 administration!  We will be lucky to have a couple of frequencies with
 heavy handed rules in place to use them..




  *---Original Message---*

  *From:* John Scrivner j...@mvn.net
 *Date:* 9/28/2012 8:14:44 PM
 *To:* WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 *Subject:* Re: [WISPA] Goodbye to Whitespace for WISP's uses?

 The auctioning of SOME of the TVWS was set in stone by the FCC broadband
 plan and I by legislative mandate. There was a push by House Republicans to
 sell off ALL the TVWS to the highest bidders, leaving ZERO for unlicensed
 use. The Democratic controlled Senate prevailed and held strong to allowing
 a mix of incentive auctioned and unlicensed use of the TVWS. Having some
 beats having none.
 Scriv



 On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Tim Reichhart t...@nwohiobb.com wrote:

 Hey Guys

 I just seen this article and I just wanted to pass it along:
 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57522584-38/fcc-kicks-off-effort-to-reclaim-tv-spectrum-for-wireless/
 

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 Wanted to get your thoughts?

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 My thoughts is that all mobile carriers will buy all the whitespaces
 before we “WISP’s” even get to get play in the whitespaces.

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Re: [WISPA] Goodbye to Whitespace for WISP's uses?

2012-09-28 Thread John Scrivner
The auctioning of SOME of the TVWS was set in stone by the FCC broadband
plan and I by legislative mandate. There was a push by House Republicans to
sell off ALL the TVWS to the highest bidders, leaving ZERO for unlicensed
use. The Democratic controlled Senate prevailed and held strong to allowing
a mix of incentive auctioned and unlicensed use of the TVWS. Having some
beats having none.
Scriv



On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Tim Reichhart t...@nwohiobb.com wrote:

  Hey Guys

 I just seen this article and I just wanted to pass it along:
 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57522584-38/fcc-kicks-off-effort-to-reclaim-tv-spectrum-for-wireless/
 

 ** **

 Wanted to get your thoughts?

 ** **

 My thoughts is that all mobile carriers will buy all the whitespaces
 before we “WISP’s” even get to get play in the whitespaces.

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Re: [WISPA] Oh Great take from the poor and give to the rich!

2012-08-29 Thread John Scrivner
What's that supposed to mean?
Scriv


On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.netwrote:

 I guess the reference to not being a government player back then depends
 on what entity you're talking about.



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 - Original Message -
 From: Jack Unger jun...@ask-wi.com
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org, WISPA's FCC Committee 
 fcccommit...@wispa.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:51:32 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Oh Great take from the poor and give to the rich!


 I see sending any kind of WISPA release as just election-year political
 gamesmanship that is likely to hurt us more than help us.

 This so-called tax is just being shifted from voice to broadband. The
 FCC's job (as mandated by Congress) is to extend broadband to everyone.

 Further, I don't agree that the FCC is trying to put us out of business.
 The USF tables have been heavily tilted against us because in the past
 (like 5 years ago) WISPs were not a player at the government level. We
 were not organized enough then to show up and make our voice heard. Now we
 are organized, our voice is being heard and we're making pretty decent
 headway. I'd say we stick to our business of advocating effectively to
 advance our industry and leave the tax and spend gamesmanship to the
 professional politicians.

 jack



 On 8/29/2012 11:24 AM, Forbes Mercy wrote:


 I wonder if it would benefit us to send a New Tax Coming to a Constituent
 Near You release where in this era of taxes being waged to pay off debt, a
 new tax is being proposed by the FCC to the broadband industry which will
 only serve to subsidize the telephone industry with broadband deriving zero
 benefit? Instead of defensive it's a pro-active move where politicians
 running under a no new taxes platform will have to roll it in.

 I know the FCC wouldn't be thrilled with us but we've felt all along the
 USF to CAF conversion was just the FCC helping the Telco industry to do a
 hostile takeover of our broadband industry with government aid and we
 shouldn't be afraid to say it.

 Forbes

 On 8/28/2012 2:28 PM, Jack Unger wrote:

 Throw out that word tax and everyone gets all excited but this is really
 old news and not really any news at all. Just the transition of the USF
 program (subsidies to extend phone service to rural areas) into the CAF
 program where the subsidies will now go to extend broadband service to the
 boonies. WISPA has made a ton of FCC filings on this already. Most of them
 are defensive in nature (preventing WISPs from being overbuilt) but a few
 are offensive - trying to open up the possibilities for WISPs that want
 subsidies (most don't) to get them.

 jack



 On 8/28/2012 1:20 PM, Jim Patient wrote:





 http://www.ijreview.com/2012/08/13896-fcc-may-soon-tax-internet-service/



 Jim Patient

 Link Technologies, Inc.

 314-735-0270 x102

 http://wlan1.com

 http://towercoverage.com

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Re: [WISPA] FCC broadband deployment report

2012-08-24 Thread John Scrivner
I have done all that you ask here. I am on EVERY other map ever made by ALL
other agencies and they act like I do not exist on this one. Total BS.
Scriv


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Jack Unger jun...@ask-wi.com wrote:

  1. WISPs need to submit their information.

 2. WISPs need to be diligent about working with their State mapping agency
 to correct wrong information.

 No one else is going to do it for us.



  On 8/23/2012 2:59 PM, Ryan Ghering wrote:

 wow, they have my area as covered as NON-Rural DSL and Cable no
 wireless links at all..

 I think someone fixed the books on this info. As its completely BS..

 1. everything out here in our area is Rural..
 2. No wireless listed at ALL ( there are 2 providers ourselves and the
 telco to the south of us)
 3. The local cable company has only a handful of customers
 4. says that over 3500 folks in my county have NO internet.. Complete
 and total BS.. This is farm country and I'd PAY to find more than 50
 homes that don't have internet.

 Again.. the books have been cooked, thanks to either bad info or competition.

 On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Sean Heskett af...@zirkel.us 
 af...@zirkel.us wrote:

  if you hover over a county a popup chart on the right shows up and
 displays the demographics for that county and % of broadband that is
 Fiber, Cable, DSL, or fixed wireless.  both the counties we serve show
 0% fixed wireless.

 -sean


 On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Chris Fabien ch...@lakenetmi.com 
 ch...@lakenetmi.com wrote:

  Our coverage area is not displayed on that map.
 Is it only including wireline providers?

 On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Sean Heskett af...@zirkel.us 
 af...@zirkel.us wrote:

  Hi all,

 Sorry for all the cross posts on multiple lists but this seems
 troubling to me.  We submitted our coverage data to the state of
 Colorado and they submitted our data for the national map.  However,
 this FCC broadband deployment report includes this map which doesn't
 show our coverage.

 Report: http://www.fcc.gov/reports/eighth-broadband-progress-report
 Map: http://www.fcc.gov/maps/section-706-fixed-broadband-deployment-map

 What gives???  WISPA???

 Is anyone else noticing their coverage area is not included?

 Best regards,


 Sean Heskett
 ZIRKEL Wireless
 High-speed Internet
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Re: [WISPA] [AFMUG] RE: FCC broadband deployment report

2012-08-24 Thread John Scrivner
Doh! I guess this is what happened. I did all my upgrades and reported
those higher speeds on the next Form 477.
Scriv


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Brian Webster 
bwebs...@wirelessmapping.com wrote:

 Rick,

 Andrew is no longer with the NTIA. I took some time to
 review this FCC report and can shed some light on what problems people are
 seeing. First this data is compiled from round 4 which was current as of
 June 2011. If anyone updated or provided data to their states this last
 round, your data will not show in this report. Second, the data shown does
 include fixed wireless service but not satellite or cellular. What they
 appear to have done is create a merge of data. In the report they tried to
 replicate the 4 meg down 1 meg up national broadband plan set as the
 national goal. The national broadband map was created before the wonderful
 people who wrote that report had the brilliant idea of defining something
 that is not part of the map standards. Give that problem the FCC decided to
 use the category of 3 meg or greater as the download speed and 768 or
 greater as the upload speed. If any WISP has reported data in round 4 or
 earlier that does not meet those speed tiers, it was not used in this
 report.

 As with any mapping and report it is very important to
 read their methodology before throwing stones. I had to answer to some of
 our research people in Illinois today because the FCC report says 6%
 unserved in Illinois and my mapping data says 1%. Most of the difference is
 that we calculated using just the download speed tier information and the
 FCC further restricted areas they deemed served by adding in the 768 or
 greater upload requirement. Some WISP’s get bumped off the map because of
 the upload requirements they used in their study.

 ** **

 Thank You,

 Brian Webster

 www.wirelessmapping.com

 www.Broadband-Mapping.com

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 *From:* a...@afmug.com [mailto:a...@afmug.com] *On Behalf Of *Rick Harnish
 *Sent:* Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:19 PM
 *To:* 'WISPA General List'; a...@afmug.com; us...@wug.cc; color...@wispa.org
 *Subject:* [AFMUG] RE: [WISPA] FCC broadband deployment report

 ** **

 Andrew,  (Andrew MacRae from the NTIA is BCC’d)

 ** **

 There seems to be some discrepancy in the Colorado and Michigan Data.  Can
 you assist as to why Wisp coverage is not represented?  Please read the
 email below my signature line.  Also, here are some other comments from
 other providers.

 ** **

 **· **Merrill, MI: Our coverage area is not displayed on that
 map. Is it only including wireline providers?

 ** **

 **· **Jackson, MI:  My coverage update for the 2nd to last round
 is not there, but the rest is. The map is for 3Meg svc. and up also.

 ** **

 **· **Steamboat Springs: If you hover over a county a popup chart
 on the right shows up and displays the demographics for that county and %
 of broadband that is Fiber, Cable, DSL, or fixed wireless.  both the
 counties we serve show 0% fixed wireless.

 ** **

 **· **Yuma: wow, they have my area as covered as NON-Rural DSL
 and Cable no wireless links at all..

 I think someone fixed the books on this info. As its completely BS..

 ** **

 1. everything out here in our area is Rural..

 2. No wireless listed at ALL ( there are 2 providers ourselves and the
 telco to the south of us) 

 3. The local cable company has only a handful of customers 

 4. says that over 3500 folks in my county have NO internet.. Complete and
 total BS.. This is farm country and I'd PAY to find more than 50 homes that
 don't have internet.

 ** **

 Again.. the books have been cooked, thanks to either bad info or
 competition.

 ** **

 ** **

 Where there is a Wisp, there is a way!

 ** **

 Respectfully,

 ** **

 Rick Harnish

 Executive Director

 WISPA

 260-307-4000 cell

 866-317-2851 Option 2 WISPA Office

 Skype: rick.harnish.

 rharn...@wispa.org

 adm...@wispa.org (Trina and Rick)

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  -Original Message-

  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On*
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  Behalf Of Sean Heskett

  Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:29 PM

  To: wireless@wispa.org; a...@afmug.com; us...@wug.cc; color...@wispa.org**
 **

  Subject: [WISPA] FCC broadband deployment report

  

  Hi all,

  

  Sorry for all the cross posts on multiple lists but this seems troubling
 to me.  We

  submitted our coverage data to the state of Colorado and they submitted
 our

  data for the national map.  However, this FCC broadband deployment report
 

  includes this map which doesn't show our coverage.

  

  Report: http://www.fcc.gov/reports/eighth-broadband-progress-report

  Map: http://www.fcc.gov/maps/section-706-fixed-broadband-deployment-map*
 ***

  

Re: [WISPA] List Traffic

2012-06-29 Thread John Scrivner
I believe list traffic on the general list which is publicly available to
anyone (members or not) has been dropping significantly over time as more
and more of the traffic has moved to the members only list servers within
WISPA.
Scriv


On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Eric Rogers ecrog...@precisionds.comwrote:

 Is this list dead?  I haven’t received an email since 6/18. 

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Re: [WISPA] Ping

2012-02-23 Thread John Scrivner
Pong

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Victoria Proffer victo...@stlbroadband.com
 wrote:

 Is this making it to the list?

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 Thanks,

 Victoria Proffer

 St. Louis Broadband, LLC http://stlbroadband.com/

 314-974-5600

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Re: [WISPA] Low-cost CLEC market entry approach for unsubsidized competitor

2012-02-17 Thread John Scrivner
If I am not mistaken, WISPA has a couple of Vendor Members who already sell
a turnkey solution to this, Ipiphony and NetSapiens both sell complete
switch solutions to provide full-blown CLEC level services via VoIP I
believe. It may be that I am not understanding what you are proposing
though. Any help along these lines is much appreciated. I am certainly no
telco specialist so don't let me stop the ideas from coming.
John Scrivner


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Fred R. Goldstein fgoldst...@ionary.comwrote:

 The current FCC rules per November's CAF order allow ILECs to be
 subsidized to provide broadband unless there is an unsubsidized
 competitor who provides both voice and data service.  Jack Unger has
 written an excellent petition to the FCC to change that to allow it
 to be unsubsidized competition, wherein the data provider needn't
 be the voice provider.  But there's no guarantee that the FCC
 (currently down to three seated Commissioners) will take such action.

 A WISP can provide the needed voice service via VoIP.  It need not be
 a certificated CLEC.  However, to get the VoIP service and local
 numbers, it still needs a CLEC with a connection to (at minimum) the
 tandem switch serving its area.  In some rural areas, this might not
 be available.  So the WISP might need to create a CLEC, or at least
 get one to serve its area.

 While the traditional approach to starting a CLEC requires a
 switch, that rather costly item, which a lot of ISPs don't want to
 have to manage, can be finessed by using a remote gateway.  At least
 one CLEC I'm working with offers a remote rent a call agent
 service, where there Class 4/5 call agent, which is equipped with
 Signaling System 7 (a big expense), can serve gateways anywhere,
 passing signaling (H.248) across the Internet or, ideally, a VPN.  So
 the rural CLEC just has a media gateway and SBC, and orders trunks
 into the local central office.  The VoIP side of the gateway then
 feeds the subscribers.

 I'm trying to assess whether it's worth anyone's pursuing to set this
 up as an offering for WISPs. Does anyone see a market for this type
 of service?  Would it help anyone meet the unsubsidized competitor
 requirement?  Thanks...

  --
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Re: [WISPA] Low-cost CLEC market entry approach for unsubsidized competitor

2012-02-17 Thread John Scrivner
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.netwrote:

  They just resell a national provider. Rarely do these national providers
 cover areas where broadband is not already available.

 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutionshttp://www.ics-il.com



 Actually Net Sapiens and Ipifony are not in the business of reselling a
national provider. They sell hardware and managed services for getting
into the VoIP business. That is not to say they would not help you connect
with a national provider if that is the path that one chose to get there.
That is one piece of a large puzzle they help you complete. I have talked
to both companies extensively. What I did not know was that there is more
to being a facilities based ETC than buying the gear that NetSapiens and
Ipifony sell. I wish those companies would come on here and discuss this
with you guys more but I know for a fact they are more than just resellers
of national player services as Mike has said here.
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Re: [WISPA] Future of Wifi Offloading WAS: Ericsson is buying BelAir, betting on Wi-Fi

2012-01-27 Thread John Scrivner
I am just making a prediction. I believe those with infrastructure in
the air and the ground will be deploying these micro-cell platforms
like crazy. Will you? Do you now?
Scriv


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Roger Howard g5inter...@gmail.com wrote:
 Fiber to the AP? Why not just do an 802.11ac gigabit backhaul link to
 the AP with the new Ubiquiti revolutionary radio? :)

 On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net 
 wrote:
 Fiber to the AP is a great idea and the only way we will be able to meet
 customer demand. Within 1 year I don't think I'll have any towers that
 are more than 1 hop from fiber, with many directly on fiber.

 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com



 On 1/26/2012 10:22 PM, John Scrivner wrote:
 Here are my predictions based partly upon the acquisitions we have
 seen of Atheros by Qualcomm and now this latest play into Wifi by
 otherwise generally licensed zealots of the mobile world:

 The large mobile carrier equipment companies will supply Wifi
 solutions to the national players who will then build Wifi micro-cell
 infrastructure out using this commodity priced platform. Then these
 same equipment makers will develop a New and Improved line of
 pico-base LTE boxes at a better margin than the Wifi-only APs but much
 less than their LTE macro-base equivalents. Cellcos, cablecos, etc.
 will then replace their Wifi-only micro-cell APs with dual mode Wifi
 and LTE pico-bases to enable the benefits of Wifi and cellular both
 while removing the disadvantages from either platform for their needs.

 I believe that this move will enable the melding of fixed and mobile
 wireless broadband enabling WISPs to finally get into this dual game.
 Those best positioned to take advantage of this will be fiber to the
 home operators who are also WISPs who will then build out Fiber to
 the Access Point and deliver the Last 1000 feet wirelessly to their
 customers. With an infrastructure model like this ISPs can deliver the
 capacity needed for customers to supply voice, video and data while
 eliminating one of the terribly expensive parts of the FTTH platform
 invoking the drops to the homes.

 I predict we'll see all this come to pass by 2017-18. We'll see how
 clear my crystal ball is in a few years. I hope you guys will remember
 this then and be sure to pull it up and make fun of me for being so
 far offor not!    :-)
 John Scrivner




 On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Jack Ungerjun...@ask-wi.com  wrote:
 In a sure sign that the cellular industry is getting serious about Wi-Fi,
 telecom networking giant Ericsson is buying BelAir Networks, adding its
 high-performance outdoor hotspot technology to its portfolio, sources told
 GigaOM. The deal could signal a big shift in the mindset of the big 
 wireless
 vendors, which have always favored their own specialized and expensive
 cellular technologies to meet growing mobile data demand rather than more
 generic but much cheaper Wi-Fi tech...

 http://gigaom.com/broadband/ericsson-pursuing-wi-fi-with-belair-networks-buy/

 --
 Jack Unger - President, Ask-Wi.Com, Inc.
 Author (2003) - Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks
 Serving the WISP Community since 1993
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[WISPA] Future of Wifi Offloading WAS: Ericsson is buying BelAir, betting on Wi-Fi

2012-01-26 Thread John Scrivner
Here are my predictions based partly upon the acquisitions we have
seen of Atheros by Qualcomm and now this latest play into Wifi by
otherwise generally licensed zealots of the mobile world:

The large mobile carrier equipment companies will supply Wifi
solutions to the national players who will then build Wifi micro-cell
infrastructure out using this commodity priced platform. Then these
same equipment makers will develop a New and Improved line of
pico-base LTE boxes at a better margin than the Wifi-only APs but much
less than their LTE macro-base equivalents. Cellcos, cablecos, etc.
will then replace their Wifi-only micro-cell APs with dual mode Wifi
and LTE pico-bases to enable the benefits of Wifi and cellular both
while removing the disadvantages from either platform for their needs.

I believe that this move will enable the melding of fixed and mobile
wireless broadband enabling WISPs to finally get into this dual game.
Those best positioned to take advantage of this will be fiber to the
home operators who are also WISPs who will then build out Fiber to
the Access Point and deliver the Last 1000 feet wirelessly to their
customers. With an infrastructure model like this ISPs can deliver the
capacity needed for customers to supply voice, video and data while
eliminating one of the terribly expensive parts of the FTTH platform
invoking the drops to the homes.

I predict we'll see all this come to pass by 2017-18. We'll see how
clear my crystal ball is in a few years. I hope you guys will remember
this then and be sure to pull it up and make fun of me for being so
far offor not!:-)
John Scrivner




On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Jack Unger jun...@ask-wi.com wrote:
 In a sure sign that the cellular industry is getting serious about Wi-Fi,
 telecom networking giant Ericsson is buying BelAir Networks, adding its
 high-performance outdoor hotspot technology to its portfolio, sources told
 GigaOM. The deal could signal a big shift in the mindset of the big wireless
 vendors, which have always favored their own specialized and expensive
 cellular technologies to meet growing mobile data demand rather than more
 generic but much cheaper Wi-Fi tech...

 http://gigaom.com/broadband/ericsson-pursuing-wi-fi-with-belair-networks-buy/

 --
 Jack Unger - President, Ask-Wi.Com, Inc.
 Author (2003) - Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks
 Serving the WISP Community since 1993
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Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2011-11-01 Thread John Scrivner
Glad to hear someone up there in DC is listening. Did you happen to mention
anything about our need of access to TVWS?
Scriv


On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:


 Monday morning I got a phone call from a 202 number and answered it.   The
 name sounded vaguely familiar, but he finally identified himself as the
 assistant to my congressman.   Ahh, now I know why I recognize the name.
 Been in politics around here for many years.   State and federal.

 Thursday or Friday, I stumbled across a news story of my US Rep praising
 the
 FCC's changes to USF, which, from descriptions, look bad for me and most
 of us, as it involves subsidizing rural wireless (insert cellular for
 wireless and you get the gist) I was ticked as you can imagine, because
 he's literally from a small town where WISP's play a signficant role in
 broadband availablity.

 Well, I guess I must have used the right combination of words, because he
 (the assistant to my US Rep)  wanted to know what it was I thought.  Well,
 we had 20 minute conversation, where I explained that we as an industry are
 often the only viable operators for small niche areas where it simply is
 impossible to string wires or bury cables or whatever, in a cost effective
 manner (and he knows precisely what I mean, he drives the same roads and
 knows the same places I do), and now, someone's going to apply to get USF
 money to come and build right out over us, with subsidized funding.

 He didn't disagree with that assessment, btw, and asked what I thought
 should be done.   Abolish, of course.   In his view, the term of life for
 continual subsidy of rural telecom via USF has been abruptly shortened,
 and,
 they're at least talking about ending any continuous subsidy for anyone.
  Of
 course, they can't end USF, because Congress made it law, but ending it is
 certainly an option in House, he implied.

 Further, we've reached the point where much of rural broadband is hampered
 by beaurocratic obstruction as much as anything else.  the need to use
 public land, or telephone pole access, or power pole access,  federal land
 use, and numerous other expensive and complicated matters.   I explained
 that it has traditionally been that people with great skill for beaurocracy
 get the money, but rarely seem to have great skill at getting customers
 happy and resourceful at accomplishing the technical challenges.  That
 subsidy causes business models to be built on it, rather than sustainable
 competitive operations.

 That we need the markets open to being able to enter the phone, tv, and
 internet business with whatever the appropriate technology, without endless
 hurdles in our way.   No idea if it did any good, but at least one person,
 who is at the top of the issues that matter to us in the house, got some
 input from the ground level.




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Re: [WISPA] OT: Racing

2011-04-01 Thread John Scrivner


 Even Jack Rickard is showing some interest in this.  Interestingly
 enough, Ohio State U. has a 300MPH electric streamliner.  It's
 powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, through a 3 phase inverter and into
 an 800HP electric motor and conventional drive train.  They melt 400
 lbs of ice cooling it during a single run!  LMAO!  It's cool.  Most
 pits have a bunch of grease monkeys working on the car.  In their
 pit, it's a bunch of kids with laptops!  It's rather quiet when it
 makes a pass.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw6vmy1nPVI

 Direct any specific follow ups to me personally so the list doesn't
 get annoyed by this WAY OT subject.


You should invite those guys with the electric car to bring it to Jack's
show this September. Free entry for those with a car. It would be a hit at
the show I am sure.
Scriv



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[WISPA] WAY off topic: Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention EVCCON

2011-03-25 Thread John Scrivner
I am sure many of you old trimers to the ISP business remember Jack Rickard,
founder of Boardwatch Magazine, BBSCON which became ISPCON? I am honored to
say that Jack and I have become friends. He and I have brainstormed about
all sorts of whackiness over the last few years.  He has been feverishly
seeking some new thing to put his time, money and energy behind to
rekindle that spark of innovation and creation of new and budding industry.
He has found it in converting cars to electric. Sohistory is repeating
itself in a way. Jack is now doing a weekly Internet TV show he calls the
Friday Show on his website at http://evtv.me . It is free so you might want
to check it out. He is also working on a conference for those who are
converting their own cars to electric. Jack is still full of the same
excitement and energy as he has always had. His new focus is interesting and
I just wanted to share it with the rest of you. I am actually hoping to do
my own conversion one day. I apologize that this is not really on topic for
a wireless Internet list but I know Jack's efforts were a big part of many
of your lives and so I thought it was appropriate to share it here.
John Scrivner


-- Forwarded message --
From: Jack Rickard mjrick...@gmail.com
Date: Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Subject: Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention EVCCON
To: John j...@mvn.net


  Email not displaying correctly? View it in your
browserhttp://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9473ae97ebbc85243fc06dcc2id=863c5af754e=35c37d5d0f
   Chris PAINE TO KEYNOTE
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONVERSION CONVENTION Se


 Writer/Director Chris Paine's documentary feature film *Who Killed the
Electric Ca*r? premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 before its
release by Sony Pictures to critical acclaim in 100 U.S. markets.  The film
was the third highest-grossing theatrical documentary of 2006 and screened
with *An Inconvenient Truth* in many markets.

 The film was written and directed by Chris Paine, and produced by Jessie
Deeter, and executive produced by Tavin Marin Titus, Richard D. Titus of
Plinyminor and Dean Devlin, Kearie Peak, Mark Roskin, and Rachel Olshan of
Electric Entertainment.  The film grossed over $1.75 million - a large
number for independent documentaries of this type.

 Currently in wide DVD release, Paine's film investigates the events leading
to the quiet destruction of thousands of new, radically efficient electric
vehicles. Through interviews and narrative, the film paints a picture of an
industrial culture whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be
deeper then its ability to embrace ready solutions.
 *Who Killed the Electric Car?* and Chris Paine were nominated by the
Writer's Guild for Best Documentary of 2006. The film also received
nominations from The Broadcast Critics Awards and The Environmental Media
Awards for Best Documentary of 2006. The film won the audience award at the
Canberra International Film Festival and won a special jury prize at the
Mountain Film Festival.

 Festivals and Awards

 1) Nominated: Best Documentary - Environmental Media Awards (2006)
 2) Won - Special Jury Prize Mountain Film (Telluride) (2006)
 3) Nominated Writers Guild: Best Documentary
 4) Nominated Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2007 Best Doc.
Feature
 5) Won - Audience Award at the Canberra International Film Festival.

 The film screened at the following Film Festivals:

 San Francisco Film Festival
 Sundance Film Festival
 Deauville Film Festival
 Seattle Film Festival
 Los Angeles Film Festival
 Canberra Film Festival  Tribeca Film Festival
 Berlin International Film Festival
 Atlanta Film Festival
 Newport Film Festival
 Mountain Film Festival

 Sony marketed *Who Killed The Electric Car?* in over 100 theatrical markets
to become the third highest grossing documentary in 2007. Netflix now lists
nearly 150,000 ratings of the  DVD release from renting customers. Over 400
reviews have been written on Neflix and it is in their Top Ten List of
important movies you should see.
 Thanks to the massive push behind *An Inconvenient Truth* (they were a
trailer for that film in theaters) and internet word of mouth, this West
LA-produced documentary reached people around the world and helped inspire
change.




 The success of *Who Killed the Electric Car?*  rather goes beyond electric
cars.  It has been an inspiration to independent producers of documentaries
and with the advent of video on the Internet, has led to an entire movement
of video production marketed around the large distributors, such as Sony,
with numerous other documentaries gaining an audience directly.

 Pain has been working on a sequel *Revenge of the Electric Car*.  This is
scheduled for release April 22nd at the Tribeca film festival in New York.


 I found the original documentary a bit far from unbiased, and strangely
naive.  Having worked in large corporations, I almost view conspiracy
theories as almost an anthropomorphism of corporations

Re: [WISPA] OT (sort of) - Earthquakes and Solar Flares

2011-03-15 Thread John Scrivner
Do we know if these areas suffered any marked increase in loss of electronic
systems due to the CME or other solar related events?
Scriv


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:21 AM, St. Louis Broadband 
li...@stlbroadband.com wrote:

 Ø  I don't see a direct causal relationship, it would not totally surprise
 me to see a co-causal relationship

 Fred, I am not sure of their relationship, but I am confident that there is
 one.



 Grounding is defiantly an issue all WISPs need to consider.  But it has
 been mentioned, if there was adequate warning, that we could also power down
 services and that would help in saving the equipment.

 I don’t know if this is factual.



 The most important time for communications would be during and after these
 events.

 It would be improper of us to not look for a potential solution to protect
 our networks, so that we can help with the response.



 IMHO.



 ~V~



 *From:* Fred Goldstein [mailto:fgoldst...@ionary.com]
 *Sent:* Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:06 AM
 *To:* li...@stlbroadband.com; WISPA General List

 *Subject:* Re: [WISPA] OT (sort of) - Earthquakes and Solar Flares



 At 3/15/2011 10:29 AM, you wrote:

 ...

 With the last two X Class flares of this year, the X-Ray Absorption hit New
 Zealand and the second hit Japan!
 One-time we say coincidence, twice … well, that is good enough for me to
 say that there is a correlation and to keep a watchful eye.
 The region my family and I live in, is within the New Madrid Fault Zone, I
 have reason to be concerned.

 What this theory gives us is, time.
 If this becomes factual (need a few more X class flares) than what we have
 discovered is a window of time to prepare.


 I don't see any causality between solar activity and earthquakes.  The
 epicenter of the sendai quake was 25 kilometers below the surface.  Plates
 move.  Quakes happen.  Most solar ejecta doesn't penetrate that far down, or
 if it's neutrinos, it passes right through.

 So we have two problems, earthquakes and solar crud.  We still have to deal
 with them, even if one doesn't cause the other.  Electrical gear does need
 to take this into account.  I think good grounding is your friend...

 But even though I don't see a direct causal relationship, it would not
 totally surprise me to see a co-causal relationship, in that the same thing
 that causes the solar cycle may impact Earth too.  The sunspot cycles are
 caused by the movement of the plants, whose relationships align every 11,
 22, and 500-odd years in ways that impact sunspots, presumably via
 gravitational effects.  That's how sunspot predictions are done (i learned
 this at a ham conference some years ago, a lecture by RCA Globecom's sunspot
 predictor, who also drew the sunspot furecasts for a ham magazine).  And if
 their gravity can impact the sun, it can probably impact the Earth.

  --
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Re: [WISPA] Calea Compliance

2011-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
The FBI told me (and I am paraphrasing) that if you work with them that they
will work with you. Basically as long as you are not acting like you do not
think they have a right to do the tap and are not being a pain in the behind
then you will get all the support you need from them in a lawful intercept
situation. I would say that having this box on the shelf shows your
intentions of being compliant to the act. CALEA is all about 2 things. It is
about making sure that tools exist to find and stop crime on the Internet
and about making sure that we help be a check against government becoming
too intrusive.

CALEA has many regs which say when we are doing too much to help tap
connections.  The WISPA CALEA standard was created to act as a guideline for
WISPs. It tells precisely what our obligations are in helping assure we can
perform lawful intercepts in our network and in preventing overstepping the
bounds of what is lawful.
Scriv


On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Roger Howard g5inter...@gmail.com wrote:

 Ok, but the FBI wouldn't know I stuck the hardware there at the last
 minute. And the tower glitches off whenever I do a firmware upgrade
 anyway. The customer wouldn't know the difference.

 On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM, Josh Luthman
 j...@imaginenetworksllc.com wrote:
  Depends who you ask.  Some might say the customer could notice a change
 in
  network and hence non compliant.
 
  On Mar 5, 2011 10:43 PM, Roger Howard g5inter...@gmail.com wrote:
  Would I cover myself for calea by having a mikrotik router on the
  shelf, set up as a bridge, with the calea module installed. Then if I
  get subpoenaed for a tap, I just run out to the appropriate tower and
  put it on the ethernet interface of whichever AP the subscriber is on?
 
  Thanks,
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Re: [WISPA] net neutrality... Two articles...

2011-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
This reply represents my opinions and is not an official position of WISPA.

There is no official position within WISPA regarding Net Nuetrality that I
have ever seen. If there was then we would likely see it on our website and
in our filings.  The general consensus I have seen is that our focus is best
placed in other areas. Nobody in WISPA wants pure Net Neutrality. There is
some discussion that many believe that it should be applied to national
carriers (those who sell pipes to other providers) to assure that the main
pipes feeding WISPs are not turned into tollways for every piece of content.
I am of the opinion that the larger national retail broadband carriers
(CableCos, Telcos and Cellcos) will do the fighting to beat it no matter
what position we take. So picking our battles is where I think we need to
be. Net Neutrality is not the biggest obstacle we face.

If auctions sell all the prime spectrum to the highest bidders then this is
a far bigger obstacle to our future. If an Internet  Tax (aka re-purposed
USF and / or CAF) are allowed to come into play this will seriously harm
WISPs as these will almost certainly be limited to ILECs, RBOCs and CMRS
carriers. This will put many WISPs into the unfortunate position of having
to collect taxes from their customers and in return seeing none of the money
going to them. Worse it will help pay their competitors to put them out of
business. So I believe WISPA is fighting more for spectrum issues and is
working on how to position themselves regarding Internet Taxes. The USF
issue may become tricky as we have many WISP members who are also ILECs and
CLECs who would likely support some forms of USF. I am not in that category
at all. I want to see ZERO INTERNET TAXES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER.

I have what I believe is an interesting slant that WISPs could benefit from
regarding Net Neutrality. At this point there is enough fighting between the
larger interests that nobody is really concentrating on an opportunity I
feel we can all take advantage of. If we all upgrade our networks to meet
Net Neutrality requirements in the future then an interesting benefit
happens for our industry. Cellcos look at Net Neutrality as being absolute
toxic to their models. They want to control all content and charge a premium
for every bit that passes through their over-priced networks. This is
their Achilles heal in my opinion.

If we were to work toward expanding upstream and backhaul capacity, lowering
subs per AP and lowering the bit over-subscription levels on our networks
then we could use Net Neutrality principles as a marketing tool to give us
an edge over the other alternatives including satellite and cellcos.
Interestingly I am of the belief that I hope Net Neutrality fails not
because I want to sell premium access to content to my subscribers but
because I feel that I can use the idea of equal access to all content to
make my service a better option to my customers than satellite or cellcos.
In the end it means a more robust network which is always a good thing
regardless of whether a regulation tells me to do it or not.

Within a year I plan to have my network running at Net Neutrality abilities
and at the same time hoping Net Neutrality regulation fails. I am covered
either way as I see it. I believe in the long run that those who embrace the
equal access principles of Net Neutrality, whether it is mandated or not,
will be the carriers of choice by most all customers. I also believe you
will see television over broadband becoming more and more prevalent which
will be tough to support but will help drive adoption of fixed wireless
(those who have robust enough networks to handle the load) in rural areas
and fiber in urban deployments.

So should WISPA try to fight the Net Neutrality battle or focus on other
issues? You guys know where I stand. If anyone wants to be part of the
effort to decide what WISPA does then join us. We can use your help.
John Scrivner



On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 10:07 PM, MDK rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:

  Rick, I didn't take any potshots at anyone.

 I linked a couple of short blurbs on the net..

 and asked... What's WISPA's official stand or statement?   Is there one?



 ++
 Neofast, Inc, Making internet easy
 541-969-8200  509-386-4589
 ++

  *From:* Rick Harnish rharn...@wispa.org
 *Sent:* Saturday, March 05, 2011 7:49 AM
 *To:* 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org
 *Subject:* Re: [WISPA] net neutrality... Two articles...

  Mark,



 Why don’t you join WISPA and be part of the process instead of taking pot
 shots from the “hinterlands”.  It is time you stepped up to be counted.



 For the record, I am personally “totally against” Network Neutrality; at
 least the versions that have been presented thus far.  Forcing unmanaged
 network content on broadband infrastructure operators will have dire
 consequences in the operation of the Internet and the businesses that
 provide

Re: [WISPA] Slow list?

2011-03-03 Thread John Scrivner
Please forward the post to me that you sent that did not get through. We
will research it to see if we have a problem. I do know we have had a few
delays of getting mail through our spool due to a compromised email account
that led to a bunch of spam going through our network. WISPA and my WISP
share the same pair of clustered Barracudas and I think this is causing
spool delays when the spam clogs it up. I cannot believe how expensive it is
these days to do email properly. It is terrible!
Thank you,
John Scrivner


On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com wrote:

  I got a total of list posts of 12 on 3/1 and a  total of 15 on 3/2? WTF?
 I know I placed a post and never received it on 3/1.

 What is up with the lists?

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Re: [WISPA] FW: [Wisp] ByLaws Committee Members Demographics

2011-03-01 Thread John Scrivner
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Cliff Leboeuf cliff.lebo...@cssla.comwrote:

   It's really disappointing that THREE attorneys are needed to make sure
 things stay Kosher.


Cliff, did you just offer to help us with this effort?

I am married to an attorney. Many of my friends are attorneys. I have been
able to legally run my business and create several organizations with the
help of attorneys. When I saw we had 3 attorneys offering to help us make
sure we have done things in a legal and proper way I was very glad to see
that. I appreciate their legal experience and expertise being shared within
this committee.

I do not think that anyone in our committee was even considering that we
would not do things in a Kosher way and frankly I find this post somewhat
offensive. I have committed literally years of free support to WISPA in
matters such as this and I do not expect much but not getting intellectually
kicked around for my efforts would be a nice start.
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Re: [WISPA] FW: [Wisp] ByLaws Committee Members Demographics

2011-03-01 Thread John Scrivner
Sorry Cliff. There is no way to read tone in email. A smiley face   :-)
 at the end usually helps let folks know when something is tongue in cheek
like that. If you read your note as sarcasm it is funny. I thought you were
being serious. Hence my backlash. All is well!
All the best,
Scriv


On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Cliff Leboeuf cliff.lebo...@cssla.comwrote:

   John,

  My apology to you and anyone else that may have taken offense to my JOKE.
 Believe me that is all it was meant to be.

  However, this society has become so politically correct, and litigious,
 it dose sometimes make me sick. Hence my JOKE of needing so many attorneys
 on the committee to make sure we don't offend ANYONE.

  I would consider helping if I can and you think adding me would be
 helpful. Let me know the role, responsibility and commitment needed. Based
 on what you desire, I would only agree if I could commit to be a asset. I'd
 never agree to be on a committee and not participate.

  -
 Cliff LeBoeuf
 Computer Sales  Services, Inc.
 985-879-3219
 Www.cssla.com


   From: John Scrivner j...@scrivner.com
 Reply-To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:28:01 -0600

 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] FW: [Wisp] ByLaws Committee Members  Demographics


 On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Cliff Leboeuf cliff.lebo...@cssla.comwrote:

   It's really disappointing that THREE attorneys are needed to make sure
 things stay Kosher.


  Cliff, did you just offer to help us with this effort?

  I am married to an attorney. Many of my friends are attorneys. I have
 been able to legally run my business and create several organizations with
 the help of attorneys. When I saw we had 3 attorneys offering to help us
 make sure we have done things in a legal and proper way I was very glad to
 see that. I appreciate their legal experience and expertise being shared
 within this committee.

  I do not think that anyone in our committee was even considering that we
 would not do things in a Kosher way and frankly I find this post somewhat
 offensive. I have committed literally years of free support to WISPA in
 matters such as this and I do not expect much but not getting intellectually
 kicked around for my efforts would be a nice start.
 John Scrivner


  
 
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[WISPA] ASR Sign Requirements

2011-02-16 Thread John Scrivner
I own a registered tower site that I bought from another ASR registrant. We
have made all needed changes to the ASR records online showing proper
ownership information. We still need to prepare the physical sign required
at the location. I cannot seem to find the page on the ASR site that
describes the requirements of the sign at the registered tower location. Can
anyone send me the link to this information or even forward a doc with this
data? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: [WISPA] FCC Favors Shifting Rural Subsidies To Broadband

2011-02-14 Thread John Scrivner
I think we should consider supporting it only as our fallback
position. I think our primary mission should be on bringing awareness
that it makes no sense to raise government money by selling off the
one asset (spectrum) required to bring affordable and plentiful
broadband to the masses to the highest bidders and then turn around
and pay those same bidders to build broadband.

It is insane.

Just give us the spectrum. We'll build the damn broadband. It is that
easy. The voucher should be the exclusive spectrum license granted
to those who build the tower and serve the broadband. Why do we have
to have auctions, USF and go broke with paying out trillions in
stimulus.

Free Spectrum Licenses = Universal low-cost broadband. Problem solved.
Scriv


On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote:
 It looks like a success-based voucher technologically neutral system for 
 USF Reform/CAF is what's being proposed by the RCA (Rural Cellular 
 Association)

 http://rca-usa.org/press/rca-press-releases/five-things-the-fcc-can-do-to-accelerate-broadband-deployment/914048

 Perhaps WISPA should/could partner up with them for a stronger voice?

 -Charles

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On 
 Behalf Of Jeromie Reeves
 Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:49 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Favors Shifting Rural Subsidies To Broadband

 We need to have the USF turned into a voucher credit system that the
 end user can apply to what ever supplier they chose. Maybe its not
 the best idea, but I do not feel I have heard of a better one. Better
 for /the users/ not better for the I/CLECs and other
 very vested interests.


 On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Fred Goldstein fgoldst...@ionary.com wrote:
 At 2/11/2011 01:06 AM, JohnS wrote:
  The FCC is looking for comments, so we all need to make
  it quite clear that the funds should be available for any and all
  broadband providers!
 
  http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20110207/tc_nf/77213
 
  Bret
 


We should comment. The comment should be that we do not support any
form of broadband subsidies and that USF should be eliminated. It is a
New Internet Tax. We should all call it that and get people riled up
about it.

 The FCC can't eliminate USF entirely.  It is statutory:  The Telecom
 Act of 1996 established USF and called for it to keep rural telephone
 rates comparable to urban rates.  Because rural states get two
 senators just like big states, they have undue influence on subsidy
 legislation.  Ted Stevens of Alaska was a leader here; he later
 wanted the FCC to outlaw VoIP, since it threatened the costly toll
 minutes that paid into USF.

 The new proposal makes matters worse, though, since it keeps existing
 USF intact and adds yet another fund to allow one provider per place
 to provide subsidized Internet access.  I expect that it will usually
 be the ILEC, getting more money to compete with WISPs.

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Favors Shifting Rural Subsidies To Broadband

2011-02-14 Thread John Scrivner

 (Of course when I point out the same thing to netheads, that TCP/IP
 is terribly obsolete, they look at me like I'm nuts, but then they're
 inside the belly of their beast too.)

If you have a link to any of your past writings along that regard I
would very much like to see them.



Just give us the spectrum. We'll build the damn broadband. It is that
easy. The voucher should be the exclusive spectrum license granted
to those who build the tower and serve the broadband. Why do we have
to have auctions, USF and go broke with paying out trillions in
stimulus.

Free Spectrum Licenses = Universal low-cost broadband. Problem solved.
Scriv

 Good idea.  Of course it doesn't fly with the FCC, and for the
 silliest reason:  The people in charge of broadband and USF are the
 FCC's Wireline [prevention of] Competition Bureau, while auctions
 belong to the Wirelss Telecommunications Bureau.  WTB will no nothing
 to help WCB.  Each has its own metrics.  WTB's is auction revenue, so
 free spectrum would hurt their metrics.  And WCB's subsidiary USAC
 can just raise taxes.

 I actually proposed this once and the results were interesting:

 A brief, sad study in how the FCC reads Comments

     Fred Goldstein,  November 2003
 http://www.ionary.com/ion-FCC-comments.html



Fred, I can definitely feel your pain. And I am also greatly
enlightened with the revelations I read in your article. I have seen
the same level of near schizophrenic interpretations of comments in
how they word their ROs. I learned something in your article I did
not know about the WTB and the WCB. I did not know how their missions
were at odds. Thank you for sharing this perspective. I would suggest
everyone read Fred's article. The date may be from 2003 but the
content is very much apropos to the issues we are facing today within
the FCC.
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Re: [WISPA] FCC Favors Shifting Rural Subsidies To Broadband

2011-02-10 Thread John Scrivner
 The FCC is looking for comments, so we all need to make
 it quite clear that the funds should be available for any and all
 broadband providers!

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20110207/tc_nf/77213

 Bret

 Bret Clark
 Spectra Access
 25 Lowell Street
 Manchester, NH 03101
 www.spectraaccess.com



We should comment. The comment should be that we do not support any
form of broadband subsidies and that USF should be eliminated. It is a
New Internet Tax. We should all call it that and get people riled up
about it.
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Re: [WISPA] 11Ghz Licensing Warning Question

2011-01-17 Thread John Scrivner
I want to thank you gentlemen for taking the time here to debate these
issues. I have been a proponent for concurrent coordination as
proposed by Michael Mulcay for a few years now. Michael did an
eloquent job of proposing these ideas before the WCAI around 2005
maybe? I was in the audience. The licensed players there did not
really see anything novel about the opportunity.

They blinked.

Michael and I spent a great deal of time discussing many of the same
concerns I have seen discussed here. I brought the concurrent
coordination proposal before the WISPA FCC Committee at that time but
saw much of the same lack of interest as was witnessed at the WCAI
show where I had first heard about it directly from Michael.

We blinked too.

Now we see that we are finally starting to see some traction for
concurrent coordination within WISPA. I feel that Jack Unger has done
a good job of bringing this proposal before the committee and making
sure the opportunity was clearly described and explained in a way that
made sense to our members. Thank you for that Jack. You work hard for
us and it is appreciated.

I too see this as an all ships rise in higher waters type of
proposal. WISPs are buying more and more licensed backhaul. Clearwire
has stopped making their crazy 300 PCN requests in a day. The true
opportunity here is for WISPs to take advantage of. It is one of the
only ways we can sell a  real metro-Ethernet style service with an
SLA. We can be our own first customers too. No longer needing a
dedicated backhaul to each individual rural tower would be a windfall
in cost and logistics for WISPs who want to replace all their backhaul
with something that is truly carrier-class.

The only question I have left is who will be building gear that is
legal to operate as a concurrently coordinated link radio once you get
your RO in your favor? Will you, Michael Mulcay, be the sole
beneficiary of licensing this technology? If yes then what are the
terms by which existing manufacturers of licensed radios can buy a
license of your intellectual property to include concurrently
coordination into base stations and CPEs? If this detail has not been
established then our support for you could easily turn into an
incredible windfall for you and your company but may not really yield
us anything of real value in the end.

So Michael, I ask you, what is the status of the intellectual property
license opportunity for concurrent coordination? Have any manufactuers
bought a license or have agreed to buy a l;icense to use your IP for
this purpose? How much of a percentage of the total price of the
product would we expect to pay for your IP as part of a base station?
For a customer CPE?
John Scrivner


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM, michael mulcay
m...@wirelessstrategies.net wrote:
 Fred,



 Useful discussion, let’s continue.



 I am guessing that in those cases, you didn't begin a presentation by
 putting a pointed set of insults (the whole obstructionism bit) into the
 Record.  Your slide set might have been entertaining at a WISPA conference,
 or as a political broadside aimed at outsiders whose views of the FCC you
 wish to lower.  But as a presentation to be mainly read by the professional
 staffers at the FCC, who are for the most part dedicated, competent people
 whose work is fettered by politics from above, it struck me as
 counterproductive.  They do not want to be insulted.



 WSI's comments and reply comments to the NPRM were very formal and factual.
 My ex parte meetings at the Commission on December 8th 2010 were oral
 presentations with the slides in question being used as visual aids, which
 stated the facts as WSI saw them.

 Most of my regulatory work is in the Part 51 area (mainly CLECs), which is
 predominantly political.  What technical questions arise there are usually
 resolved on a political, not fact-based, basis, mainly as cover for an
 industry position.  I still harbor some illusions that Part 101 and Part 15,
 to give two examples, are handled on a somewhat more honest basis, with
 technical rather than political judgement being most important.  The current
 version of the old joke is that the FCC staff is 1500 lawyers and Stagg
 Newman, but I know there are really a few other engineers left to help keep
 Stagg sane.  To be sure, WTB is rather politicized, and my own experiences
 with them are not so good, but a lot of that has to do with internal
 politics and silos.  I think the auctioned spectrum is subject to a lot more
 political pressure.

 I believe that the way people act depends a lot on their past experiences
 and your experience at the Commission have been: Most of my regulatory work
 is in the Part 51 area (mainly CLECs), which is predominantly political.
 What technical questions arise there are usually resolved on a political,
 not fact-based, basis, mainly as cover for an industry position.



 On the other hand, my thirty years of experience at the Commission has been
 in Part 15 and Part 101

Re: [WISPA] Qualcomm agreed to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash

2011-01-06 Thread John Scrivner
Isn't every Ubnt radio sold powered by Atheros chips? I wonder if this
could mean a future issue for our supply of low cost radios?
Scriv


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Brough Turner r...@ashtonbrooke.com wrote:

 Qualcomm agreed to acquire Atheros Communications for $3.1 billion in cash,
 seeking to fill a hole in its chip-making operations.

 Atheros's shares closed Tuesday at $44, compared with the $45 offer price.
 The target's stock had surged Tuesday following news that Qualcomm was close
 to making the deal.

 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704405704576063453274665320.html?mod=djemalertTECH

 another article (not behind a registration or pay wall):

 http://www.slashgear.com/qualcomm-buy-atheros-in-3-1bn-ubiquitous-connectivity-deal-05123321/

 Thanks,
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Re: [WISPA] Figuring it out

2010-12-31 Thread John Scrivner
What do you have your Ethernet setup with? Auto Neg? Hard set to 100
meg? 10 meg? Have you ever had Ethernet issues yourself?
Thanks,
Scriv


On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Forbes Mercy
forbes.me...@wabroadband.com wrote:
 Yes I'm on AirMax and using 5.2.1 in all my Rockets.

 On 12/31/2010 5:49 AM, Stuart Pierce wrote:
 Are you utilizing AirMax ? If you are not using firmware 5.2.1, upgrade to 
 that and the beta5 seems to be working as well.

 -- Original Message --
 From: Forbes Mercyforbes.me...@wabroadband.com
 Reply-To: WISPA General Listwireless@wispa.org
 Date:  Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:54:00 -0800

 Our network has a Ubiquiti 3.65 backhaul through an Adtran smart switch
 then to four rocket M5's plus some 2.4GHz radios plus a backhaul to
 another town.

 Earlier this week we started getting calls from the Rocket customers who
 said their speeds were slow, primarily two of them pointing nearly the
 same direction, both have about 20 on them.  We worked on the settings
 for the backhaul... fixed.  Then today it started again.  Speedtest on
 three MB customers are 365K down and 1.5MB up.  The backhaul is pulling
 40MB and the pings to those complaining are perfect.  Another 5MB
 customer, 600K down and 800K up.

 We don't know where to look, the switch is fairly new could that be it
 or could it be the radios pointing roughly the same direction are
 interfering but not affecting pings which is the normal symptom for
 that? vertical separation is 30 feet between the two rockets, one a 120
 the other a 90.  Any ideas?

 Thanks,
 Forbes Mercy
 Washington Broadband, Inc.


 
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Re: [WISPA] Figuring it out

2010-12-31 Thread John Scrivner
Have you ever had Ethernet issues yourself?
 Thanks,
 Scriv


I am sorry to reply to my own post but I just realized that Forbes was
the one who started the thread and said he was having trouble. And I
haven't even started drinking yet! Happy New Year!
Ha!
Scriv





 On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Forbes Mercy
 forbes.me...@wabroadband.com wrote:
 Yes I'm on AirMax and using 5.2.1 in all my Rockets.

 On 12/31/2010 5:49 AM, Stuart Pierce wrote:
 Are you utilizing AirMax ? If you are not using firmware 5.2.1, upgrade to 
 that and the beta5 seems to be working as well.

 -- Original Message --
 From: Forbes Mercyforbes.me...@wabroadband.com
 Reply-To: WISPA General Listwireless@wispa.org
 Date:  Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:54:00 -0800

 Our network has a Ubiquiti 3.65 backhaul through an Adtran smart switch
 then to four rocket M5's plus some 2.4GHz radios plus a backhaul to
 another town.

 Earlier this week we started getting calls from the Rocket customers who
 said their speeds were slow, primarily two of them pointing nearly the
 same direction, both have about 20 on them.  We worked on the settings
 for the backhaul... fixed.  Then today it started again.  Speedtest on
 three MB customers are 365K down and 1.5MB up.  The backhaul is pulling
 40MB and the pings to those complaining are perfect.  Another 5MB
 customer, 600K down and 800K up.

 We don't know where to look, the switch is fairly new could that be it
 or could it be the radios pointing roughly the same direction are
 interfering but not affecting pings which is the normal symptom for
 that? vertical separation is 30 feet between the two rockets, one a 120
 the other a 90.  Any ideas?

 Thanks,
 Forbes Mercy
 Washington Broadband, Inc.


 
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Re: [WISPA] dedicated bandwidth

2010-12-29 Thread John Scrivner
Residential service = best effort with a maximum speed (no SLA provided)

Dedicated / Commercial Service = Max speed = CIR in SLA. We also
provide priority service evenings and weekends for those customers.
For residential we will run service calls first come first served and
within 24 hours of report of trouble.
Hope that helps,
John Scrivner


On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:58 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:
 I appreciate all the feedback but my questions was not about cost, it was
 about definition. What defines dedicated? Is it a minimum amount of
 bandwidth per hour, day, week, month or ?

 On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Blair Davis the...@wmwisp.net wrote:

 commercial connection.  sell as x amount of bits/sec and bill accordingly.

 On 12/28/2010 2:53 PM, RickG wrote:

 I have a customer that I suspect will use the connection 24x7. How does
 everyone define a dedicated connection?
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Re: [WISPA] From ATT public policy blog- Comcast vs Level3

2010-12-21 Thread John Scrivner

 Start regulating it and all hell (that is, the place where all the
 lawyers are) breaks loose.

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And when the free market peering / upstream solutions are replaced
with regulation then it is just one more easy step toward taxing all
the traffic per megabyte. Lookout ladies and gentlemen. They are
from the government and they are here to help us.
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[WISPA] Ubiquiti Email Lists

2010-12-18 Thread John Scrivner
I would like to join up with other users of Ubiquiti products to
openly discuss the platform. Is there one email list for them that is
the dominant list of use by most users of their products?
Thank you,
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Re: [WISPA] Water Tank Agreement?

2010-11-17 Thread John Scrivner
If you are a paid WISPA member you can access all sorts of boiler
plate agreements through the WISPA Wiki. That is how I share my own
agreements. If you are not a member and wish to join you can get there
at http://signup.wispa.org/
Scriv


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 Hello List,
 Generally a lurker but I need some help today.

 Does anyone have a simple draft [boilerplate] agreement for space on a water
 tank(s) they'd be willing to share?
 If you could hit me offlist, I'd appreciate it.
 Chris Crosby
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Re: [WISPA] making money from voip

2010-11-13 Thread John Scrivner
Can you share your package prices and your profit margin above your
per month costs? We want to make a play and have considered Vox in the
past.
Thanks,
John Scrivner



On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Joe Fiero joe1...@optonline.net wrote:
 Coming up on about 450.  80% residential.





 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Chuck Hogg
 Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 11:50 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] making money from voip



 How many lines?

 Regards,

 Chuck

 On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Joe Fiero joe1...@optonline.net wrote:

 Hunt group is a definite yes with VoX.



 Using them almost 3 years and never looked back.



 We have had 100,000 minute months using them over wireless without a hitch.





 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Chuck Bartosch
 Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 6:35 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] making money from voip



 When I spoke to them last (only about 4 weeks ago) Ron Harden said they
 didn't support hunt groups (the name was eluding me when I first posted to
 this thread-odd given that hunt groups were fundamental to any ISP for so
 many years! ;-), though they could do line forwarding.



 Are you saying Vox DOES support hunt groups? That'd be so odd since Ron is
 the executive VP or something I thought. That or I'm royally messed up...



 Chuck



 On Nov 11, 2010, at 10:20 PM, Jeremie Chism wrote:



 You have to get them to enable hunting. It's not the same as forwarding.

 Sent from my iPhone4

 On Nov 11, 2010, at 9:09 PM, Chuck Bartosch ch...@clarityconnect.com
 wrote:

 How do you handle the line pool problem? It's the only issue keeping me from
 going to Vox for business customers-most businesses have multiple lines
 where a customer calls in and gets whatever line is free in the pool. Vox
 can do line forwarding, but that means the customer has to call the first
 line in the forwarding sequence and there's a delay while each line is found
 to be busy before it's forwarded (I assume), so it isn't the same as normal
 line pool.



 Would love a practical solution to this problem.



 Chuck



 On Nov 11, 2010, at 9:08 PM, Jeremie Chism wrote:



 Everything we use is branded in our name including the LOA's and the portal.
 Vox handles everything up front during the setup process. Since 95% of our
 lines are ported from other companies it was important for this to all have
 our company name.



 Sent from my iPhone4



 On Nov 11, 2010, at 7:27 PM, Roger Howard g5inter...@gmail.com wrote:



 If you use VOX, do you still have to do all the FCC stuff, since you

 are not the provider?



 Thanks,

 Roger



 On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Jeremie Chism jchi...@gmail.com wrote:

 Tried Telemedium. They were horrible. As a matter of fact they are out of
 business now. We use VOX. They are a wispa member. I have yet to get a call
 from anyone complaining about voice quality b



 Sent from my iPhone4



 On Nov 11, 2010, at 6:24 PM, Ryan Goldberg rgoldb...@compudyne.net wrote:



 Whose service do you use?  Who if anyone did you try before current
 provider?



 Thanks-

 Ryan







 On Nov 11, 2010, at 5:07 PM, Jeremie Chism jchi...@gmail.com wrote:



 Our approach is white label to business only bundled with our Internet
 usually and other Internet outside of our coverage. We include email,
 webhosting, data backup with all packages to make us sticky. Also we
 definitely aren't the cheapest. We went that route in the beginning but
 sales didn't take off until we raised our price.



 Sent from my iPhone4



 On Nov 11, 2010, at 5:02 PM, Ryan Goldberg rgoldb...@compudyne.net wrote:



 Curious what models you guys are working.  Hosted PBX, white label, etc.
  What approach for SMB v. residential v enterprise.  And so on.



 TIA



 Ryan







 

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Re: [WISPA] Obama wants unfettered access to your Internet activity

2010-09-27 Thread John Scrivner
I understand that while this may appear to be on topic that it is a
highly politically motivated and biased article. I would prefer we
leave things like this on the c...@wispa.org list to avoid the
inevitable political flame wars that will come from people trying to
debate their political points.
Scriv



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Re: [WISPA] Whitespaces faq

2010-09-27 Thread John Scrivner
Excellent! Thank you!
Scriv

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Charles n wyble
char...@knownelement.com wrote:
 You make an excellent point. I will join wispa in the next few weeks and 
 contribute to the private wiki.

 Its certainly a well spent investment.  Now that I'm in the process of 
 Fielding the initial access points for my wisp its time for me to join up. :)

 Rick Harnish rharn...@wispa.org wrote:

Charles,

WISPA has a wiki open to members only.  We felt we needed a secure place for
secure content which is privy to members only. It would seem to me that
having a TV Whitespaces FAQ open to the public would make it easy for new
competition to enter the marketplace.  Are you sure you want to make it
public?  Our members dues have paid for the lobbying costs involved in
making an impact on the TV Whitespaces decision.  I doubt if the members who
invest $250 annually for dues would appreciate giving away the knowledge
base involved in TV Whitespaces to every Tom, Dick and Harry who decides
they can start a WISP on TV Whitespaces because they have read a FAQ.

I may be wrong in my assumptions here, but I do hope you consider the
possible ramifications to your business and other WISPs who have invested
much of their own money and hard work to build their businesses to where
they are today.

The idea is grand, but to me, it makes more sense for all WISPs to join
WISPA and keep some of this information out of the public eye.  It seems
like a very small investment to make for the insurance of knowing that our
hard work isn't subsidizing competition.

Respectfully,

Rick Harnish
Executive Director
WISPA
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866-317-2851 WISPA Office
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 Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 10:01 AM
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 Subject: [WISPA] Whitespaces faq

 Does wispa have a wiki open to the public? If not I would be happy to
 host one.

 I want to write a whitespaces faq and then we can avoid these threads
 over and over. :)

 Who wants to work on a faq with me?
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Re: [WISPA] TV whitespaces - Whats the next step

2010-09-27 Thread John Scrivner
There is no staking your claim. I pushed for that as part of a
spectrum homesteading initiative which WISPA will not support...sadly.
We probably had a good shot at it through all the lobbying efforts we
did but the FCC Committee had people against the idea that building
broadband service should entitle you to an exclusive license for your
channel space in your coverage area. Opportunity lost...
Scriv



On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Forbes Mercy
forbes.me...@wabroadband.com wrote:
  OK so in my area there is a three channel space of 26,27 and, 28
 available.  I guess my goal is to camp out on 27, knowing this how to I
 stake the claim and start working toward deployment?  I know it's
 oversimplified but that's where I have to start.

 Forbes

 On 9/25/2010 8:37 PM, Mike Hammett wrote:
    According to that page, only 2, 5, and 6 are available for me.
 Assuming their data is correct, TVWS are almost not even worth my time.
 6 channels are reserved for wireless mics.

 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com



 On 9/25/2010 12:14 PM, Josh Luthman wrote:
 8 Channels around here for me...

 http://www.spectrumbridge.com/products-services/whitespaces/showmywhitespace/single-location-search.aspx

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
 Troy, OH 45373



 On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Jeromie Reevesjree...@18-30chat.net   
 wrote:
 That was where my question was going. 12mhz could let you use a 10mhz
 channel. Yes we are used to half duplex because that is what most
 people make. I would love full duplex and with all the mimo gear it
 just my be possible to do it at a end user acceptable rate.

 Most of the area I am interested in have 1 block of 4 channels. One
 has 2, and a 3rd has 10!  I am very interested in find the exact
 contours for that one and what kind of bonding might be possible. Even
 just 40mhz Rockets would make me happy for a while.

 On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Mike Hammettwispawirel...@ics-il.net   
 wrote:
    That's another thing to remember...  to have any usable throughput
 you're going to have to find several channels together.

 With UBNT gear, 6 MHz only yields 15 megabits.  MT's N might double that.

 -
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 On 9/25/2010 4:25 AM, Jeromie Reeves wrote:
 Ah much better. Now, if a town has say 4 channels open (in a row) like
 2 3 4 5, can you use 3 and 4, keeping 2 and 5 as the guard channels?
 or will you need to pick 3 or 4?

 On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:05 AM, Blair Davisthe...@wmwisp.net     
 wrote:
 It is broke.  Use http://www.spectrumbridge.com instead.



 Josh Luthman wrote:

 I go to it and it seems there are no available channels anywhere I
 search.  Maybe they're working on it?  Maybe I'm doing something
 wrong?

 Josh Luthman
 Office: 937-552-2340
 Direct: 937-552-2343
 1100 Wayne St
 Suite 1337
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 On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Jeromie Reevesjree...@18-30chat.net
 wrote:


 Am I the only one its not working for? I get script errors like
 'Server Error in '/WSWebGUI' Application.' (and more info snipped).
 Scripts are turned on in FireFox on Linux and Windows, and IE does not
 have any changes from default (it is never used). Clicking on channels
 jumps it to the default view. Clicking 'Show nearby incumbents' always
 results in a error. Using addresses in the search works, displays the
 bing map of the location, and all buttons (except show nearby) jump
 back to the default. Any ideas?

 On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Charles N Wyble
 char...@knownelement.com     wrote:


     http://whitespaces.msresearch.us/

 Kind of cool I think...


 
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Re: [WISPA] Transmit Antenna Height

2010-09-26 Thread John Scrivner
The actual frequency band has nothing to do with data capacity. The
carrier CHANNEL BANDWIDTH is the important number. If a 6 megahertz
wide channel is used at say 200-206 MHz then any modulation system
used on that carrier should be able to carry the same amount of data
as an equivalent channel at say 600-606 MHz. Note both carriers are 6
MHz wide. The capacity of the channel is determined by the spectral
efficiency of the system used to modulate and demodulate the
information from the channel's carrier(s). Do a Google search on
Nyquist / Shannon's Law / maximum bits per hertz to get a more
thorough understanding of the concepts. What we see in most of the
current systems we use for fixed wireless broadband are spectral
efficiencies from 0.5 to 10 bits per hertz. Some estimates say that we
will see roughly 17 bits per hertz from WiMAX and LTE deployments in
the coming months / years. This in large part due to the advancements
from MIMO which allows for in-channel reuse of the carrier bandwidth.
John Scrivner


On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Scott Reed scottr...@onlyinternet.net wrote:
 That is not exactly true.  Depends on the modulation techniques.  And I
 believe there is an upper limit to the number of bits you can get on a
 single cycle of the carrier.

 On 9/25/2010 10:32 AM, Mike Hammett wrote:

 Just as fast as any other frequency.

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 On 9/24/2010 5:50 PM, RickG wrote:

 But how fast can 200 or 300MHz go?

 On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Brian Webster
 bwebs...@wirelessmapping.com wrote:

 But what if you are able to use spectrum around 200 or 300 MHz? That
 certainly goes through trees.



 Brian



 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Tom DeReggi
 Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:32 PM
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Transmit Antenna Height



 Yeah, that really sucks. Many areas needing served have thick forest/trees
 easilly 70ft tall.

 A 90ft height, just wouldn't allow enough of the signal to have open air,
 and the signal would be going through trees most of the full path.

 In 900Mhz, the difference between having the tower side over the tree line
 and below the tree line can be the difference between a quarter mile
 coverage and a 7 mile coverage in our market.

 All be it, 700Mhz does have better NLOS propogation characteristics than
 900 does.



 I would have liked to see that height doubled.



 However, admittedly, it will allow much better spectrum re-use in areas
 that have a limited number of channels available.

 Spectrum reuse is one of the best ways to serve more people.





 Tom DeReggi
 RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
 IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband





 - Original Message -

 From: Fred Goldstein

 To: WISPA General List

 Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:36 PM

 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Transmit Antenna Height



 This item alone may be the show-stopper, the poison pill that makes it
 useless to WISPs in much of the country.

 In places where the routine variation in elevation is more than 75 meters,
 there will be houses (subscribers) that are more than 76 meters AAT.  I
 notice this in the areas I'm studying, both in the east and in the upper
 midwest.

 In a place like Kansas, nobody is 75m AAT.  But in the woody Berkshires
 of Western Massachusetts, the UHF space is needed to get through the trees,
 and a significant share of houses are 75m AAT.  Also, if you want to cover
 a decent radius, the access point needs to be up the hill too.  75 meters
 isn't a mountaintop; it's just a little rise.

 It makes no sense to absolutely ban fixed use at a site that is 100m AAT
 if the nearest protected-service contour is, say, 50 miles away.  A more
 sensible rule would be to follow broadcast practice, and lower the ERP based
 on height, so that the distance to a given signal strength contour is held
 constant as the height rises.  Hence a Class A FM station is allowed up to
 15 miles, and if it is more than 300 feet AAT, then it is allowed less than
 the 3000 watts ERP that apply at lower heights.

 Maybe the lawyers want to have more petitions to argue over.

 At 9/23/2010 04:07 PM, Rich Harnish wrote:


 65. Decision. We decline to increase the maximum permitted transmit
 antenna height above ground for fixed TV bands devices. As the Commission
 stated in the Second Report and Order, the 30 meters above ground limit was
 established as a balance between the benefits of increasing TV bands device
 transmission range and the need to minimize the impact on licensed
 services.129 Consistent with the Commission’s stated approach in the Second
 Report and Order of taking a conservative approach in protecting authorized
 services, we find the prudent course of action is to maintain the previously
 adopted height limit. If, in the future, experience with TV bands devices
 indicates that these devices could operate at higher transmit

Re: [WISPA] [OT] Chicken Currency

2010-05-07 Thread John Scrivner
That was definitely one of the more memorable moments I have had with my
WISP pals. There is a picture somewhere during one of these excursions where
I am asking a bum if he has a dollar to spare...and he gives me one.
:-)
Scriv



On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Jeff Broadwick jeffl...@comcast.net wrote:

 LOL, I still am sore that they wouldn't let us borrow their chicken picture
 (that was in Dallas)!


 Regards,

 Jeff


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 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Mike Hammett
 Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:39 PM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] [OT] Chicken Currency

 I love that story.

 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com



 On 4/25/2010 12:24 AM, Matt Larsen - Lists wrote:
  95% of the members of this list are probably not familiar with an old
  WISPCON story that had to do with chickens being currency in Latvia
  and how I love to throw some abuse at the Mikrotik guys about this when I
  see them.   For those 5% though, I think you will appreciate that
  perhaps the Latvians are actually ahead of us:
 
  http://lowdenplan.com/
 
  The full Mikrotik chicken story is at the end of this email, for those
  of you who might be interested.
 
  Matt Larsen
  vistabeam.com
 
  The Mikrotik Chickens story
 
  During one of the Chicago WISPCONs (4 or 5, I believe) we had an
  off-campus excursion that involved limosines, liquor and late night
  activities.   At one point in the evening, I was in a limo with Arnis
  from Mikrotik.   For those who don't know him, Arnis is a very
  softspoken and intelligent guy.   The rest of the people in the limo
  were pretty loud and raucus, while Arnis mostly sat quietly and
  watched.   At some point in the conversation, John Scrivner asked him
  what the gentlemen's clubs in Latvia were like.   At the same time,
  someone else was talking about getting some fried chicken and coming up
  with money to get it.   Between the two conversations, I thought that
  something was said about chickens being used as currency in Latvia.
  Smart ass that I am, I thought I'd make a comment:
 
  Me:  Hey John, what's the worst thing about a Latvian gentleman's club?
  John:  I don't know.
  Me:  Slipping the chickens into the dancer's G-string!
 
From that point on, I have been quite boorishly giving the Mikrotik
  guys the business about chickens as currency.   A picture of a chicken
  in a hotel lobby became the Latvian Express Card.   An order of wings
  is pocket change  Etc etc.   It has been an endless source of
  amusement for me, and not particularly funny to anyone else.
 
  Arnis got me at the last MUM.   He saw my business name (Vistabeam) and
  started laughing at me.   I asked him what was so funny.   He said that
  Vista means chicken in Latvian.   So the Latvian version of my
  business name is Chicken Wireless.Of course, this turned out to be
  total BS, but I didn't get it figured out until a week later when I
  went online and figured out that the Latvian word for chicken is calis.
 
  Well played Arnis.
 
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] Friday Funnies

2010-04-16 Thread John Scrivner
 And don't forget Trumpet Winsock!

 ryan


Wash your mouth out with soap when you say that! It is a dirty word! How
about those AT modem commands too!
Hahaha!
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Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti AirOS Comparison

2010-04-14 Thread John Scrivner
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Tom DeReggi wirelessn...@rapiddsl.netwrote:

 Yeah, funny, does not look like we are making much progress after 18 years
 does it.


Maybe it has something to do with the love affair most in this industry have
with focusing their plans over and over again on rigging up 802.11 products
(vendors and WISPs alike) and proprietary systems instead of concentrating
our buying and our building on outdoor, purpose-built standards like WiMAX
which would allow us to mature as an industry. There is a reason why DSL and
DOCSIS were created and supported by the telco and cable industries. They
understand the importance of creating a mass market and standards based
solution in order to drive their industry. The WISP industry seems to not
understand this.
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Re: [WISPA] connected nation mapping data

2010-04-10 Thread John Scrivner
I submitted my data to them for showing my network on their map. The
coverage map looked reasonably close to what we cover. I see no down side to
allowing them to show that your area has broadband. I can see abig downside
if this map is used for policy making and funding of where to build and you
are NOT listed there.  To each his own but I would rather have WISPs
plastering their map myself. It would help our industry efforts I think.
Scriv


On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Kurt Fankhauser k...@wavelinc.com wrote:

 Does anyone here have any experience with Connected Nation / Connect Ohio
 on
 them wanting data from you for their mapping purposes? They are requesting
 I
 sign a non-disclosure agreement and then hand them over a list of all my
 towers, coordinates, frequency's, antenna, cable loss, equipment
 manufacturer, service plan speeds. Seems like they want a lot of personal
 information. I am just wondering besides mapping purposes what the
 secondary
 uses of this collected data will be used for.



 Feel free to email me off-list as well.



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 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
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Re: [WISPA] Ubiquiti Beta 5.2.4 Released

2010-04-09 Thread John Scrivner
I am not a huge UBNT fan but I might be persuaded to buy one of these for
each tower to setup as a remote Spectrum Analyzer for each tower location.
How much do these radios run and who sells them on here?
Scriv


On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.comwrote:

 UBNT Beta 5.2.4 was released yesterday.  (Stop the eye rolling.!  J )





 I'm cautious with the Betas so I'm trying the new UBNT AirOS Beta firmware
 on a couple of unused AP radios out in the field.



 The Beta has the AirView Spectrum Analyzer in it now.  Works darned good,
 looks just like the software for the little AirView devices we use.  This
 one lets me set the channel scan from 4900 to 6400, gives you the ability
 to
 control whatever range you want to monitor.  Nice and smooth.  Downfall is
 that if you do a spectral scan it takes the radio out of whatever mode you
 have and it drops the use of the antenna for anything other than the
 analyzer.  Expected and understandable, however.  No problem with that.



 It now has the ability to set Static Routes.  It's about time!  I will be
 playing with that little feature, off network of course, for the next
 couple
 of days.



 And I can now manually set the time zone and date.  I would have thought
 that to be a no brainer from the get go but it's finally included.



 Still waiting for VPN functions.  I can always dream.



 Anyone trying it?  Let me know if you find any issues, I'm waiting for a
 bit
 to see what shakes out before I jump in 100%.







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Re: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC

2010-04-05 Thread John Scrivner
I am not sure where you get your assumptions but they are not correct. Every
television channel has available 6 MHz of bandwidth and can be modulated
with the same amount of data regardless of where the channel resides in the
VHF or UHF frequency bands. The limiting factor for these lowest VHF
channels is the overall higher noise level which is certainly an issue but
not a deal killer for us. I am guessing that our use of the lowest VHF
channels would require more forward error correction to provide high quality
service. In my opinion this is a minor annoyance to be able to have coverage
to 100% of my potential customer base.
John Scrivner


On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:

 Mike, though I agree that circular polarization could work.  What channel
 width are you going to need to have a usable system.  I mean in the VHF band
 of 54 Mhz to 88 Mhz the frequency is to slow to have any ability to clock
 the data through at any worth wile speed. We are supposed to be giving
 customers more bandwidth and faster service.  Yes it would cut through trees
 and I would love it.  But at 2-3X dialup speed?

 The upper bands are definitely better but then you lower your penetration
 (800 Mhz).

 Someone enlighten me here.

 Steve Barnes
 RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Mike
 Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 9:24 AM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC

 Awesome report!  Thanks.
 Give me equipment capable of 20 watts, circularly polarized sectors, a
 turnstile antenna on the CPE, and it would be a perfect fit for THIS rural
 market.  At that power level, and circular polarization, I could reuse any
 channel on the same tower using opposite circular sense.  I know some of
 the
 discussion in the past on this list led some to believe an antenna would
 look like a big TV log periodic, but it just isn't so.  A TV antenna is by
 necessity a broadband device, and as such is BIG to handle a RANGE of
 frequencies.  A turnstile or other narrow band antenna could be built to
 blend with the aesthetics of a home or business.  Heck, if this comes to
 pass, I may go into the antenna building business just for this usage.

 Friendly Regards,

 Mike

 Mike Gilchrist
 Disruptive Technologist
 Advanced Wireless Express
 P.O. Box 255
 Toledo, IA   52342
 239.770.6203
 m...@aweiowa.com

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Steve Barnes
 Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 7:41 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC

 This is a great report good job guys and thank you.

 Next question.  I don't know any of the team personally just from your
 posts.  The picture in the report, can you give us a who's who left to
 right.

 Steve Barnes
 RC-WiFi Wireless Internet Service

 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of Jack Unger
 Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 7:17 PM
 To: memb...@wispa.org; WISPA General List
 Subject: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC

 Last Wednesday, March 31, the WISPA FCC Committee assisted by the WISPA
 Promotions Committee met with top managers of the FCC Office of Engineering
 and Technology (OET) at FCC Headquarters in Washington D.C.
 to discuss the status of WISPA's TV Whitespaces filings.

 The following Members represented WISPA. Ryan Spott, Alex Phillips, John
 Scriver, and Jack Unger. The WISPA Team was assisted by Steve Coran of
 Rini/Coran LLC in Washington.

 All Team Members made valuable contributions to the effort and we all feel
 that the meeting went well. Our goal was to ask the FCC take favorable
 action soon on WISPA's Petitions to adjust the TV Whitespace rules by
 making
 corrections to several problem areas, thereby making WISP use of the
 Whitespaces more practical and more successful.

 I'm attaching a more detailed report (.doc file) and also the official
 written filing (PDF) that WISPA is required to make after every meeting
 with
 the FCC. A copy of our FCC PowerPoint presentation is also required to be
 part of our written filing. To easily view our presentation, please rotate
 the attached PDF clockwise 90 degrees in your Adobe Reader viewer.

 Your questions and constructive suggestions are always welcome.

 Respectfully Submitted,

 Jack Unger
 WISPA FCC Committee Chair
 818-227-4220

 --
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 Network Design - Technical Training - Technical Writing Serving the
 Broadband Wireless, Networking and Telecom Communities since 1993
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Re: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC

2010-04-04 Thread John Scrivner
Let me guess...Hybrid Technologies. I tried to lease space from Heartland to
launch the same system but they would not get me access to their spectrum
under any terms. Spectrum is the key.
Scriv


On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:

 Back in the late 90's when I was running an MMDS operation on 2.5MHz,
 we used a 100 watt system. We had customers more than 30 miles away
 with multi-megabit connections. Give me power!

 On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM, Kurt Fankhauser k...@wavelinc.com
 wrote:
  20 watt radio's? Going into lets say a 6db antenna? Your looking at 80
  watts. Is this really necessary?
 
  Kurt Fankhauser
  WAVELINC
  P.O. Box 126
  Bucyrus, OH 44820
  419-562-6405
  www.wavelinc.com
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
  Behalf Of Ryan Spott
  Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 12:10 AM
  To: WISPA General List
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC
 
  This would be UP TO 20 watts at the radio.
 
  We explained how 900 works for most of us. (it sorta does... mostly)
 
  ryan
 
  On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Kurt Fankhauser k...@wavelinc.com
 wrote:
 
  The 20 watt power output request. Is this for total ERP or at the radio?
 
  Kurt Fankhauser
  WAVELINC
  P.O. Box 126
  Bucyrus, OH 44820
  419-562-6405
  www.wavelinc.com
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
  Behalf Of Jack Unger
  Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 7:17 PM
  To: memb...@wispa.org; WISPA General List
  Subject: [WISPA] WISPA TV Whitespaces Meeting with the FCC
 
  Last Wednesday, March 31, the WISPA FCC Committee assisted by the WISPA
  Promotions Committee met with top managers of the FCC Office of
  Engineering and Technology (OET) at FCC Headquarters in Washington D.C.
  to discuss the status of WISPA's TV Whitespaces filings.
 
  The following Members represented WISPA. Ryan Spott, Alex Phillips, John
  Scriver, and Jack Unger. The WISPA Team was assisted by Steve Coran of
  Rini/Coran LLC in Washington.
 
  All Team Members made valuable contributions to the effort and we all
  feel that the meeting went well. Our goal was to ask the FCC take
  favorable action soon on WISPA's Petitions to adjust the TV Whitespace
  rules by making corrections to several problem areas, thereby making
  WISP use of the Whitespaces more practical and more successful.
 
  I'm attaching a more detailed report (.doc file) and also the official
  written filing (PDF) that WISPA is required to make after every meeting
  with the FCC. A copy of our FCC PowerPoint presentation is also required
  to be part of our written filing. To easily view our presentation,
  please rotate the attached PDF clockwise 90 degrees in your Adobe Reader
  viewer.
 
  Your questions and constructive suggestions are always welcome.
 
  Respectfully Submitted,
 
  Jack Unger
  WISPA FCC Committee Chair
  818-227-4220
 
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  Network Design - Technical Training - Technical Writing
  Serving the Broadband Wireless, Networking and Telecom Communities since
  1993
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2010-04-02 Thread John Scrivner
I need to buy 2 or 3 new RedMAX 3650 WiMAX CPE but do not want to pay the
higher single unit price. Has anyone out there made the bulk purchase who is
willing to sell a couple or three of them to me? I will pay more than your
unit price but want to get lower than the standard RedMAX single unit price.
Your help is appreciated. Please hit me offlist...j...@scrivner.com
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Re: [WISPA] Thank You to WISPA - Education Network in Honduras

2010-03-26 Thread John Scrivner
It is good to see WISPA doing things to make a difference. This is one
project I did not even know we had been part of as an industry association.
I am elated to hear that our group helped out in this. I had no role in this
myself at all but I feel very much tied to WISPA and our collective efforts
so thanks to all of you involved on doing something positive to make this a
better world for us all.
Warmest regards,
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On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Israel Lopez-LISTS 
ilopezli...@sandboxitsolutions.com wrote:

 Hey All,

 I wanted to thank the WISPA community for being quite helpful and
 generous.  I have been leading a team to implement/replace an aging
 wireless network in Honduras for three schools and their volunteer
 homes.  It has been a long year and a half, but it has paid off.

 They had 9 locations, 800kbps-3mbps throughput, 100-400ms latency, and
 +20% loss.
 Now they have: 9 Locations, 12mbps throughput, 1-4ms latency, between
 0-2% packet loss at the schools, and 1-10% packet loss at the volunteer
 homes.

 In the year after our April 2009 assessment trip we spent time planning,
 designing, and running dry runs, we still had to adapt to what was 'on
 the ground.' It was a challenge properly grounding our 40meter tower,
 installing the equipment at the various locations, battling contractor
 costs, freak lightning storms, and a last minute show stopper with
 routing loops.

 In the end the schools have a better platform for education 
 technology, and we hope to support them through the entire process of
 technology in the hands of the kids.

 I will be presenting the implementation story to a local user group here
 in Southern California, I will have the presentation recorded if you all
 are interested I will make the link available.

 As promised I have some implementation pictures to share.
 http://picasaweb.google.com/israel.lopez/HondurasAllPics#

 This was one of the first Wireless projects with Engineers Without
 Borders, we are quite proud of the people that have volunteered to help
 remotely, and in country.  I personally would like to see more
 Technology Engineering projects in developing countries, so if you think
 you can help, visit one of your local EWB Professional chapters, talk to
 them, see if technology may be something their communities may need.
 http://ewb-usa.org/chapters.php.

 In support of technology projects/professionals in EWB I have created
 http://EWBTechies.org if you become a member, please join and let us
 know how you want to help!

 Special Thanks goes to:
 Ubiquiti Networks - Donated some radios  helped us RMA a unit right
 before we left LAX
 WLANMall.com - For the WiSPY 2.4x that we won for our school
 Western Digital - Donation of USB Hard Drives for Backup of our Servers
  Critical Data

 Thank You,

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[WISPA] Where is Jack Rickard?

2010-01-28 Thread John Scrivner
I have had the pleasure of staying in touch with Jack Rickard,  the founder
of Boardwatch Magazine and ISPCON, over the last few years. His new passion
these days is building electric cars and reporting on his progress on the
technology. It obviously has nothing to do with wireless but many of you
probably followed Jack for years through the early days of the Internet and
I thought you might want to watch some video of his latest projects. This is
better than anything shown on History, Discover and the Learning Channel
combined. If you do not watch anything else make sure you watch his test
drive videos of his electric Porsche. The discussions he shares are even
more fascinating than the car itself. Sorry for the off topic post. For many
of you I think you will agree that it is worth going off base a little.

http://www.youtube.com/user/marionRickard

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[WISPA] Surplus Tranzeo 900 Radios for sale

2010-01-13 Thread John Scrivner
We are NOT an equipment vendor by trade. We have several Tranzeo 900 MHz
radios that are used but in perfect working condition. (Used but works like
new)  We are migrating our 900 MHz systems from Tranzeo over to Canopy over
the next year or so and we will be selling these as we get them in. These
are all removed from operation in good working order with full mounting
hardware, power inserter and power supply. I believe we have 25 of these
right now and more to come soon. $250 each OR BEST OFFER gets them all. Send
a note to m...@mvn.net or call him at 618-244-6868 with your maximum
quantity requested and your offer. Credit card or cashier's check accepted.
You will be charged for shipping unless you wish to pick them up in Mt.
Vernon, Illinois. Returns for DOA only and only within 7 days of date of
delivery.
Again the contact is:
Mike Scrivner
m...@mvn.net
618-244-6868



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Re: [WISPA] Barriers to WISP growth

2009-10-09 Thread John Scrivner
I want to offer mobile and fixed broadband via WiMAX. I am having trouble
getting access to quality spectrum. I have cash in hand ready to buy
equipment TODAY. I have towers. I have potential customers. I have excess
bandwidth capacity ready to roll. SPECTRUM...SPECTRUM...SPECTRUM. I hope
that is clear enough!

By the way, I have had enough trouble relating to the spectrum crunch in
this country that I will be deploying FTTH whether I get spectrum now or
not. I have learned my lesson. That lesson is that the United States
government does not really care about the average WISP or rural America's
access to broadband. If they really cared they would be setting up programs
to help us including programs to get us access to more quality spectrum. I
do not consider the current whitespaces rules to be a genuine attempt to
help and the ARRA program is biased toward larger players only IMO. It
almost appears they want us to fail.
John Scrivner


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com wrote:


 Regardless of your tech choice -- Moto, 802.11-based, WiMAX or other, I
 am interested to know what are the greatest barriers to growth and why?

 Some possibilities:
 Is it funding and if so, are your normal channels for money frozen or
 otherwise gone?
 Is it competition? If so, how specifically.
 Are you constrained from hiring due to high cost of employee benefits
 (e.g. health insurance)?
 Are you stalled waiting for response from your stimulus application?
 Are you stalled trying to defend against someone else's stimulus
 application that would include your market?
 Are the current technologies too expensive or technicall inadequate to
 deliver what you need to compete?

 Patrick Leary
 Aperto Networks
 813.426.4230 mobile



 
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[WISPA] Waverider CCU (old model)

2009-09-04 Thread John Scrivner
I am searching for spare gear. Lightning just took another old Waverider
CCU. If any of you have some collecting dust I am buying. Hit me offlist
with subject line of Waverider CCU.
Thanks guys,
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Re: [WISPA] Tranzeo 900 Latency

2009-08-07 Thread John Scrivner
Thanks for all these good tips. The items below are the things we have tried
so far with no success. We are using smaller channels, H-pol. Filters have
not helped the problem, noise floor is actually pretty good, C/I of about 20
on most CPE.. We are going to try the two setting changes that Daniel and
Tom advised in other posts relating to beacon and RTS on clients. I will
report our results.
Thanks to all!
Scriv


On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:33 AM, 3-dB Networks wi...@3-db.net wrote:

 What does your noise floor look like? C/I?
 Have you tried moving from H-pol to V-pol and vice versa?
 Could it be self interference (which I think might be the biggest problem
 with 900MHz, at least the possibility of it)?
 What type of antennas are you using... can you sectorize further or put
 higher gain antennas at the clients?
 Can you add filters possibly to help with the noise?
 How large are your channels?  Can you use a smaller channel?

 Assuming your sectors are not overloaded... I would assume interference
 too.

 Now I would pitch Canopy... but I'm sure you don't want to hear that :-D

 Daniel White
 3-dB Networks
 http://www.3dbnetworks.com


 -Original Message-
 From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
 Behalf Of John Scrivner
 Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 7:10 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: [WISPA] Tranzeo 900 Latency
 
 We have a couple of sectors of 900 MHz Tranzeo which were running fine
 previously but seem to experience enormous latency at times now. I am
 talking about upwards of 5000 milliseconds (5 full seconds) for a return
 on
 a ping. It is intermittent. I am guessing interference but was wondering
 if
 anyone had seen anything else cause this. We have had limited success in
 dealing with interference in 900 MHz previously so we are hoping there
 is
 something else we can try before completely bailing on the band in those
 locations. Any ideas are appreciated.
 John Scrivner
 
 
 
 
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[WISPA] Tranzeo 900 Latency

2009-08-06 Thread John Scrivner
We have a couple of sectors of 900 MHz Tranzeo which were running fine
previously but seem to experience enormous latency at times now. I am
talking about upwards of 5000 milliseconds (5 full seconds) for a return on
a ping. It is intermittent. I am guessing interference but was wondering if
anyone had seen anything else cause this. We have had limited success in
dealing with interference in 900 MHz previously so we are hoping there is
something else we can try before completely bailing on the band in those
locations. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Re: [WISPA] HELP !

2009-07-13 Thread John Scrivner
We want to publicly thank Robert at BPS ffor helping us yesterday. He even
drove part way to us to cut the drive time down so we could restore service
quicker. What a guy! We may want to buy a couple of spare CCUs from others
out there so if you have the old Waverider CCUs (or new ones for that
matter) then email me offlist please and let me know quantity and price for
those.
Thank you,
John Scrivner


On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 12:32 PM, John Scrivner j...@scrivner.com wrote:

 I need a Waverider CCU today if possible. Lightning damage and our spare
 one is not working. Will drive to you to get it. Old or new model CCU will
 work. Call me asap 618-237-2387.
 Thank you,
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[WISPA] HELP !

2009-07-12 Thread John Scrivner
I need a Waverider CCU today if possible. Lightning damage and our spare one
is not working. Will drive to you to get it. Old or new model CCU will work.
Call me asap 618-237-2387.
Thank you,
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[WISPA] Happy Birthday Stuart Pierce!

2009-05-18 Thread John Scrivner
Sorry Stuart... I could not resist telling the WISP world it is your
birthday today. I wish we could all get together and make beer floats with
your ice cream.   Hahaha!Have you ever done that? I might actually do
that with a Guiness I think. I am a little bit twisted though!
:-)
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Re: [WISPA] Noise by me on a tower

2009-05-10 Thread John Scrivner
Shielded Cat 5 and Ferrite Beads are your friend. I have been where
you are and this fixed it all for me.
Scriv


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Steve Barnes st...@pcswin.com wrote:
 I have an odd situation, I have 2-2.4 180* sectors MT RB411 and 5-5.8 StarOS 
 War1 backhaul radios and a RB600 router at the top of a 265ft old ATT 
 microwave tower. The top has a grounded NEMA metal box and POE powered by an 
 Allen Bradley converter. I have an AC and an Ethernet run to the base where I 
 have a APC UPS.

 The owner just leased space to another client 20 Feet away on same level from 
 me.  It is a local REMC doing meter reading on 221Mhz.  They were having 
 problems with receiving they brought in a spectrum analyzer and there was a 
 noise floor of -71 at 220Mhz.  The tower owner being an radio guy not a 
 wireless guy just killed power on the ups. (taking down all my stuff and 
 locking up 1 one of the radios for an hour GRRR)  When our equipment was off 
 the noise floor went to -108.  As soon as he powered me back up the noise 
 returned.  They actually said that there was noise from around 150Mhz to 
 240Mhz.

 Everything is grounded and cased in metal except the LMR that goes to the 
 Antennas, the AC wire is in flex and the shielded Ethernet down the tower.

 Ideas? there might be a little noise off the oscillators of the War-1 boards 
 but that's 175Mhz.  The Ethernet is 100Mhz, RB411 300Mhz and RB600 266 MHz

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Re: [WISPA] Signal Strengths

2009-04-25 Thread John Scrivner
This is almost certainly multipath interference where reflections are
cancelling  out the signal. Diversity is the only solution I know of
for this.
Scriv


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Jason Wallace supp...@azii.net wrote:
 Everyone,

    I had trouble during an install today regarding signal strengths.
 2.4Ghz CPE in a location that should be no problem.  Moving the CPE two
 feet in any direction from the point where the CPE was installed
 increased the signal by around 20db (-90 to -70!)

 Any idea of what phenomenon I am dealing with?

 Anything I should consider as I correct this install?

 Jason


 
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Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

2009-04-24 Thread John Scrivner
No.
Scriv



On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 11:21 PM, Chuck Bartosch
ch...@clarityconnect.com wrote:
 John,

 Is this with diversity antennas?

 Chuck

 On Apr 23, 2009, at 4:41 PM, John Scrivner wrote:

 I was not saying you CANNOT possibly do that distance. It was being
 referenced as a typical cell radius spec for discussion here and
 frankly that is unrealistic. I find that everyone in roughly a quarter
 mile radius can get our 3650 WiMax service regardless of terrain and
 obstacles in the way. It will penetrate a forest at that distance from
 my experience. Beyond that you need at least partial LOS. After about
 1.5 miles radius you better have good LOS out to as far as you wish to
 set your timing to allow for proper ACK signaling. I think we have
 ours set to about 6 miles max or so. Our longest CPE connection
 distance is about 3/4 of a mile right now. The WiMax service runs
 flawlessly. We have it positioned as a top of the line service for our
 leased line style customers. One of them bought both leased line and
 WiMax from us. We nearly doubled our monthly ARPU on that one.  :-)
 It took 3 customers to pay for our WiMax installation here with an 18
 month payout. We sold those in the first 2 months. That is not too
 shabby!   :-)
 Scriv


 On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net
  wrote:
 I can do almost 20 km with 5 GHz, why can't I with 3650?


 -
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 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com



 --
 From: John Scrivner j...@scrivner.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:32 AM
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

 On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com
 
 wrote:
 Thanks for the compliment Daniel, but please God, let's not have
 anyone
 thinking they can build a 30 km radius cell with our stuff or
 anyone's
 stuff in WiMAX. I don't care if you can see your dog running away
 for
 three days it is so flat and the sun always shines and the wind is
 always at your back -- I know of no PMP situation where such a cell
 should ever be built.


 Patrick Leary
 Aperto Networks
 813.426.4230 mobile

 Thanks Patrick. It took me a long time to get past the original
 snake
 oil mentality of WiMax proponents when they were claiming 70
 megabits
 out 70 miles. I went through a phase of being dead set against WiMax
 because I thought the culture lacked integrity over all the false
 hype. Then I began reading the real story of what made 802.16
 technology tick. The more I read the more I decided that it really
 is
 a sound technology. I eventually bought a system from Redline and
 have
 been quite happy with the results. It is nice to be able to go
 into my
 higher end business customers and tell them I can deliver more for
 their money through the air than cable and DSL can bring to the
 table.
 That is TRUE. The service flows capability alone make WiMax worth
 the
 extra bucks.

 Now fast forward to this thread. I have seen my WiMax vendor of
 choice
 bashed by another vendor rep. I have seen the same person claiming
 20
 to 30km sized cells in 3650 which is not a reasonable expectation.
 It
 makes me sick to my stomach. We should expect that people will act
 with respect and integrity on industry list servers. Let's
 straighten
 up folks.
 Scriv


 
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Re: [WISPA] 1 AP and 2 antennas

2009-04-24 Thread John Scrivner
Use a standoff bracket to mount an omni.
Scriv


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Adam Goodman a...@wispring.com wrote:
 Hi,
 I would like to set up 2 antennas (East and West more or less) but
 will not get more than 30 subs between the 2. I would like to connect
 both antennas to one AP. Normally, I would not even dream of doing
 this. However this is a small valey with low interferance. And all the
 subs will be very clse, peobably less than a quarter mile from the AP.

 I am planning to use 900MHz for this. So I guess this would be a
 device that would connect to the AP with one COAX and then connect to
 each antenna with a COAX. So, 3 N connectors.

 Has any of you done this, did you have success, and what is the device
 called, and where would I get it?

 Thank you,
 Adam


 
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Re: [WISPA] Can a village levy a tax on my AP's?

2009-04-24 Thread John Scrivner
I would suggest taking this up with your attorney.
Scriv


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Kurt Fankhauser k...@wavelinc.com wrote:
 I recently set up an AP on a nearby village's water tower and they are now
 sending me income tax papers saying I need file with their village. Our
 office is not in their village and I don't live in their village so I see no
 reason for filing. The only thing that ties me to them is the lone AP on
 their water tower. I am on 3 other city's water tower's in the same area and
 none of them have said anything about filing with them.



 The contract between the village and I states nothing about taxes or
 exchange of money for using the tower.



 1 - Is income derived from clients residing in the village limits taxable as
 income?

 2 - What about income derived from clients residing outside the village
 limits but running off the AP in the village limits?

 3 - Even if so, why do the other ISP's that provide service to residents in
 the village not have to file income tax to this village?

 4 - By filing income within the village I would technically be paying tax on
 income from all my towers generating revenue that have nothing to do with
 their tower.



 As far as I know there is no ordinance regarding internet service within the
 village in any way.



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 WAVELINC
 P.O. Box 126
 Bucyrus, OH 44820
 419-562-6405
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Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

2009-04-23 Thread John Scrivner
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com wrote:
 Thanks for the compliment Daniel, but please God, let's not have anyone
 thinking they can build a 30 km radius cell with our stuff or anyone's
 stuff in WiMAX. I don't care if you can see your dog running away for
 three days it is so flat and the sun always shines and the wind is
 always at your back -- I know of no PMP situation where such a cell
 should ever be built.


 Patrick Leary
 Aperto Networks
 813.426.4230 mobile

Thanks Patrick. It took me a long time to get past the original snake
oil mentality of WiMax proponents when they were claiming 70 megabits
out 70 miles. I went through a phase of being dead set against WiMax
because I thought the culture lacked integrity over all the false
hype. Then I began reading the real story of what made 802.16
technology tick. The more I read the more I decided that it really is
a sound technology. I eventually bought a system from Redline and have
been quite happy with the results. It is nice to be able to go into my
higher end business customers and tell them I can deliver more for
their money through the air than cable and DSL can bring to the table.
That is TRUE. The service flows capability alone make WiMax worth the
extra bucks.

Now fast forward to this thread. I have seen my WiMax vendor of choice
bashed by another vendor rep. I have seen the same person claiming 20
to 30km sized cells in 3650 which is not a reasonable expectation. It
makes me sick to my stomach. We should expect that people will act
with respect and integrity on industry list servers. Let's straighten
up folks.
Scriv



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Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

2009-04-23 Thread John Scrivner
I was not saying you CANNOT possibly do that distance. It was being
referenced as a typical cell radius spec for discussion here and
frankly that is unrealistic. I find that everyone in roughly a quarter
mile radius can get our 3650 WiMax service regardless of terrain and
obstacles in the way. It will penetrate a forest at that distance from
my experience. Beyond that you need at least partial LOS. After about
1.5 miles radius you better have good LOS out to as far as you wish to
set your timing to allow for proper ACK signaling. I think we have
ours set to about 6 miles max or so. Our longest CPE connection
distance is about 3/4 of a mile right now. The WiMax service runs
flawlessly. We have it positioned as a top of the line service for our
leased line style customers. One of them bought both leased line and
WiMax from us. We nearly doubled our monthly ARPU on that one.  :-)
It took 3 customers to pay for our WiMax installation here with an 18
month payout. We sold those in the first 2 months. That is not too
shabby!   :-)
Scriv


On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Mike Hammett wispawirel...@ics-il.net wrote:
 I can do almost 20 km with 5 GHz, why can't I with 3650?


 -
 Mike Hammett
 Intelligent Computing Solutions
 http://www.ics-il.com



 --
 From: John Scrivner j...@scrivner.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:32 AM
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

 On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Patrick Leary ple...@apertonet.com
 wrote:
 Thanks for the compliment Daniel, but please God, let's not have anyone
 thinking they can build a 30 km radius cell with our stuff or anyone's
 stuff in WiMAX. I don't care if you can see your dog running away for
 three days it is so flat and the sun always shines and the wind is
 always at your back -- I know of no PMP situation where such a cell
 should ever be built.


 Patrick Leary
 Aperto Networks
 813.426.4230 mobile

 Thanks Patrick. It took me a long time to get past the original snake
 oil mentality of WiMax proponents when they were claiming 70 megabits
 out 70 miles. I went through a phase of being dead set against WiMax
 because I thought the culture lacked integrity over all the false
 hype. Then I began reading the real story of what made 802.16
 technology tick. The more I read the more I decided that it really is
 a sound technology. I eventually bought a system from Redline and have
 been quite happy with the results. It is nice to be able to go into my
 higher end business customers and tell them I can deliver more for
 their money through the air than cable and DSL can bring to the table.
 That is TRUE. The service flows capability alone make WiMax worth the
 extra bucks.

 Now fast forward to this thread. I have seen my WiMax vendor of choice
 bashed by another vendor rep. I have seen the same person claiming 20
 to 30km sized cells in 3650 which is not a reasonable expectation. It
 makes me sick to my stomach. We should expect that people will act
 with respect and integrity on industry list servers. Let's straighten
 up folks.
 Scriv


 
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Re: [WISPA] 3650Mhz and Wimax Vendors

2009-04-22 Thread John Scrivner

 Cell radius= 30km

 The point is for a TCO, that's one tower site to cover a
 20km radius, meaning less leases per month of 1k or more, so isntead of 4
 tower sites to cover this area ( and pay 4k per month )


So...how are you breaking the laws of physics with this system? Unless
you are serving the middle of the dessert then you probably need to
back your cell radius down to say 3km. I see above you use 2 different
cell radius figures. Is it possible you are overstating expectations
in a big way here Jeff? I am a proponent of WiMax but I am getting
sick and tired of seeing bloated specs to sell systems. It is NOT
something I want to see and I feel that these false representations
have hurt WiMax adoption for years.
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Re: [WISPA] Wimax 802.16d v 802.16e

2009-04-21 Thread John Scrivner
Here is the quick answer:
802.16d is a fixed only technology (no mobility) which performs quite
well for delivering broadband to homes and businesses. Highly
available. Secure. More expensive, more scalable and somewhat higher
latency than similar fixed technologies based on 802.11 and other
proprietary systems similar to 802.11. Most prominently used in 3.65
GHz in the US. Heavily used in 3.5 GHz in  international areas where
no copper plant has been installed previously. Unique feature of this
technology is the ability to provision service flows with predictable
performance criteria. This enables SLA provisioning on wireless
broadband virtual circuits and many other advantages over any other
broadband platform (wireless or wired).

802.16e is a fixed and mobile platform. This is being used now in 2.5
GHz licensed band in the US and elsewhere. Very little has been done
to take full advantage of mobility in this band. More expensive to
deploy than 802.16d. Higher latency than 802.16d. This is a direct
competitor to LTE systems for cellular. If you do not hold an
exclusive licensee in  2.5 GHz then this is not likely an option for
you at this time.

For more input and more help take it to the memb...@wispa.org list for
paid members and we can dig into it deeper including step by step
instructions for getting your own 3.65 license and applying for
locations.
Scriv


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Michael Baird m...@tc3net.com wrote:
 I'm researching these two technologies and Wimax in general, does anyone
 have any firsthand experience with the two current different types of
 Wimax, or references to the differences in the two different types of
 technologies for broadband fixed rural deployments?

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Re: [WISPA] FW: Tranzeo Cleaning out the Cupboards Sale

2009-04-20 Thread John Scrivner
As far as I am concerned this is spam. Tranzeo is NOT a paid vendor
member of WISPA and as such gets no free ads here. Even if they were a
member this is not how approved ads are sent to our list membership.
Please refrain from sending out vendor ads to our list without board
approval.
Thank you,
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Re: [WISPA] Insurance on equipment

2009-04-19 Thread John Scrivner
I carry a very high deductible (like $10K per incident). I keep
insurance strictly for liability coverage and for catastrophic
coverage like if our office burns down or a tornado comes through and
wipes everything out. My rates are low and I do not plan to ever make
a claim. Insurance companies are in business to make money like
everyone else. If you use it on small claims then you eat away their
profit and they have little choice but to consider you as a higher
risk. Cable TV companies and power companies do not make frequent
small claims. They take the same approach as I outline above I think.
At a minimum you MUST have liability coverage in order to locate on
leased space on towers, poles, etc. There is value in them covering
you for up to a million or two in liability even if a claim is never
made. I hope that WISPs think hard about how they interact with
insurance companies and how we as an industry are perceived by our
carriers. If WISPs as an industry are seen as companies who make
frequent claims for any loss then I am guessing this will become a
factor in how all WISPs are rated for insurance. Do yourselves a favor
and plan NOT to make claims on insurance. Buy extra gear for your
towers for replacements and budget a percentage of your gear as having
to be replaced each year for upgrades, loss, etc. It is cheaper to
self-insure your gear than to think you can have your insurance carry
you for every little claim for lightening damage and such.
Scriv


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com wrote:
 Typical legal organized crime insurance companies. As long as you are 
 paying them and not filing a claim, everything is happy go lucky. File one 
 claim and they want to jack your rates through the roof or cancel your 
 policy. How do they get away with this stuff? I have 1st hand experience with 
 it. I can't believe all are like that, but all I have ever dealt with are. If 
 anyone knows of a professional insurance company that provides what they 
 say without the crap mentioned above, please let me know.

 Scott

 -- Original Message --
 From: Josh Luthman j...@imaginenetworksllc.com
 Reply-To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Date:  Thu, 16 Apr 2009 18:13:02 -0400

What I have heard from other WISPs is that once you do a big claim they
cancel your policy.  I've heard it from multiple angels from multiple
companies so I've always believed it to be true.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

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On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Charles Wyble char...@thewybles.comwrote:

 Why would one find another insurer?

 I do believe they can do a search on claims you have filed and charge
 accordingly. So changing insurers most likely won't help.



 Josh Luthman wrote:
  What we do and what I've been suggested is hold onto an insurance policy
 and
  use it when you really have to.  If an AP or two and some CPEs go bad,
 don't
  claim it as it your rates will rise or the policy may be canceled.
 
  If you lost an entire tower and hundreds of thousands of dollars (or
  whatever size completely kicks your bucket) then claim it and prepare to
  find another insurer.
 
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  All gear.
 
  
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[WISPA] Test - Ignore please

2009-04-18 Thread John Scrivner
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Re: [WISPA] Promotion

2009-04-16 Thread John Scrivner
Why not go ahead and sell them the service over this? Just have it
take them to the signup page and process their credit card, add to
radius, activate service?
Scriv


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 I got towers.  Lots of them.  Many don't have any kind
 of wireless service anywhere close, some don't have any
 kind of high speed service of any kind.

 I would like to put up on some of them, for a fairly short
 period of time, something like a hotspot, say a cheap router
 that people can connect to, they see a splash page that says

 If you are intersted in HIGH SPEED WIRELESS service, please
 call 800-467-2346

 Then we could log the calls, take their information, and if enough
 calls were recieved we could start talking to WISPS in adjoining
 areas to see if someone might be interested in providing service
 there.

 A market study if you will.

 Who makes a cheap box that I could hook to an OMNI with
 such a thing?
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Re: [WISPA] VOIP Adapter for digital PBX over wireless

2009-04-13 Thread John Scrivner
This is not supported. For this to work the interface would have to be
capable of replicating all the digital PBX signals from end to end
(digital phone to PBX port). Currently only analog PSTN replication is
supported or pure VoIP. Digital PBX systems (non-VoIP) do not fall
under either category. The closest you can do to replicate this
functionality is to use a single line analog station port from a PBX
to allow for star codes and such to be forwarded through a standard
PSTN single line phone back to the PBX. To do what you are requesting
using a PBX digital phone would require a new interface design that
has not been built. This is likely possible if you want it bad enough.
There may even be a market for such an interface. The maker of the
digital PBX may even be willing to work with you on such functionality
if they have enough call for this themselves. When you find your
solution please share. I have struggled with how best to tie into my
old PBX also and welcome feedback and how you skin this cat. I will
likely build a complete new VoIP based PBX to solve it on my end. I
have been wanting to learn more about VoIP anyway and this just seems
to be the best way to do it. Nothing like eating your own dog food  if
you want to learn something! :-)
Scriv


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Patrick Nix Jr.
pni...@cnetworksolutions.com wrote:
 What we are looking for is not really a converter, but an adapter that just 
 extends one extension out of say a punch block over wireless to a remote 
 office.  So that they could plug in one of their digital phones into it and 
 have a live extension.

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 Behalf Of lakel...@gbcx.net
 Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 9:21 AM
 To: WISPA General List
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] VOIP Adapter for digital PBX over wireless

 Usually the phone guy has to install a interface board to give analog OPX in 
 the PBX.  Each system is proprientary so there is no after market converter 
 that is universal that I know of.

 Bob
 Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

 -Original Message-
 From: Patrick Nix Jr. pni...@cnetworksolutions.com

 Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:11:10
 To: wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: [WISPA] VOIP Adapter for digital PBX over wireless


 Any suggestions for a reliable inexpensive point to point voip adapter
 that will carry a digital phone extension across wireless to a remote
 office.  Here's the scenario: A manufacturing environment needs to
 extend a phone extension out to a guard shack.  The wireless network is
 already in place, and they are currently extending an analog extension
 there using multitech voip gateway.  Any suggestions for exchanging this
 for something that will handle digital



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Re: [WISPA] FCC Releases New Rules on 4.9 GHz

2009-04-09 Thread John Scrivner
How is this different than what we already had in 4.9 GHz?
Thank you,
John Scrivner

PS. I would watch the presentation if you can forward me a link.



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[WISPA] List Test - Ignore

2009-04-08 Thread John Scrivner
Test



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[WISPA] Test Again - Ignore Again

2009-04-08 Thread John Scrivner
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[WISPA] Waverider EUMs for sale

2009-04-07 Thread John Scrivner
We have 30 surplus used Waverider 900 MHz EUMs and power supplies for
sale. These units were all fully functional when removed from service.
 Guaranteed no DOA.. Asking $100 each or best offer. We will split
these up if you do not want all 30 of them. Contact m...@mvn.net
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Re: [WISPA] spoiled generation

2009-03-26 Thread John Scrivner
George,
This may well get my pick as my favorite YouTube video of all time. I
really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Scriv

PS. Here is me playing drums on Bealle Street in Memphis:
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Re: [WISPA] Radius authentication

2009-03-25 Thread John Scrivner
It has already been stated but worth stating again. Free Radius would
do the job. If you are not comfortable setting this up yourself you
should consider paying a consultant on here. We have a few good ones
which are Vendor Members of WISPA. I use some of these guys myself
from time to time and they have done good work for me. I will let them
call on you as opposed to naming them and possibly leaving someone off
the list by accident. If I were you though I would only use
consultants who are Vendor Members of WISPA. It is their dues that pay
for this free list service which you are using to find your help. They
should get at least first shot at our business in my opinion.
Scriv


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 I currently have an ip3 authentication gateway at my headend that everyone
 passes through. They currently have an access code that is housed on the
 ip3, but I want to move the authentication piece off that box over to a
 radius server, so when I replace the ip3(which they are no longer in
 business and I have no support), my authentication piece will not be lost.

 
 Aerowire
 Alan Long
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Radius authentication

 What are you setting up a radius server for? Certain providers have
 authentication you can use for certain purposes for cheap...or even free
 with other services.
 Free Radius will work for almost all services but you will need to run it
 all yourself, if you are prepared to that then great otherwise farm out
 large scale domain and authentication services.
 Again what do you need it for?

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Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-22 Thread John Scrivner
Have you priced building your own fiber? If costs are that high and
fiber transport is that scarce then you could certainly find many who
would buy an exit ramp on your information super-highway if you
build your own fiber. It has a life cycle of up to 30 plus years so
you should be able to stretch out the loan over many years. I am
looking at this myself. I think that it makes sense on long runs like
this to consider fiber. Pricing has come down considerably. Just my 2
cents worth.
Scriv


On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote:
 Because it's 200+ miles away and crosses state lines. It would be at
 least 10 hops. Tower space is roughly $250/month around here so
 that's $2,500 per month just for the towers... then you have
 maintenance, equipment cost ($100k) and it would only save me about
 $1,000 per month.

 Travis
 Microserv

 Harold Bledsoe wrote:
 Those of you that are paying $50/Mbps, what is keeping you from
 building your own backhaul to cheaper bandwidth (wireless, dark fiber,
 etc.)?  It seems to me that this would be a major consideration in the
 business plan as this is a big MRC.  Don't wait for someone to bring you
 cheap bandwidth...go get it!  :-)

 -Hal



 
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Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-22 Thread John Scrivner
That comes to $24,288 for 20 miles aerial fiber with 64 strands.
Obviously this does not include easements, make ready, labor, etc. but
obviously the costs to put in fiber have dropped considerably over the
last few years. What brand fiber / supplier quoted you this if you do
not mind me asking?
Thanks,
Scriv


On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 1:48 PM, D. Ryan Spott rsp...@cspott.com wrote:
 I was just quoted .23 per foot for 64 strands. Figure 8 type construction.

 Dry, loose tube.

 ryan

 -Original Message-
 From: Scottie Arnett sarn...@info-ed.com
 Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 12:20 PM
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

 What is the cost of aerial fiber these days? I know it depends on number of 
 strands and technology, so if someone were going to do this in a small city, 
 what type would you want to use? Around here, the electric company gets 
 around $8/yr/pole to use their poles. Under normal conditions, how many poles 
 are there in a mile.

 I pay $1325/mth for two T1's from ACC. I am in a rural cooperative area, and 
 the loop cost account for 2/3's of that to go about 40 miles. The local rural 
 telco priced me fiber at $2500/mth for 10/10 meg, and a $2500 install fee. 
 They now have metro ethernet and I can get 6/6 meg for $1300/mth. I will 
 probably go this route soon, if I can not find a better alternative. Cable 
 co. is privately owned here and the owner despises us, so that is OOTQ.

 I can get a shot to fiber 16 miles north that is $1500/mth for 10/10 meg from 
 a public cable company. I will need to rent tower space at one end and buy 
 the backhaul equipment, plus being in very stormy area, have to worry about 
 lightning 8 - 10 months out of the year. I can not see me coming out this 
 way at a savings of $1000/mth for quite sometime. Most tower companies here 
 are Crown Castle and other big names that ask cell phone company rates to get 
 on their towers which are at least $750/mth. Their are other alternatives I 
 have not explored, such as building my own tower at the other end, or renting 
 from the cable company tower that may be much cheaper.

 The fiber route mentioned had me interested. It is about 20 miles by road to 
 the same location that the 16 miles shot is. I know the cost will be way 
 higher, but I could then use the fiber in the towns along the way to offer 
 service. About 5 miles of this road way area does not have any broadband at 
 all. I could also offer an alternative to the local rural telcos fiber, which 
 has 0 competition at this point. And last but not least, I would worry much 
 less about lightning. As fiber looks to be the way of the future if we want 
 to stay in business, it is something to look at that is not out of the 
 question. I just do not have any idea about the costs of laying the fiber. We 
 have our own bucket trucks and work crew, so that cost is already incurred.

 Scottie

 -- Original Message --
 From: Blake Bowers bbow...@mozarks.com
 Reply-To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Date:  Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:12:39 -0500

A lot of this is educational for me, but I do have
a couple of thoughts.

If you are having to hop microwave 10 hops to get to your
intended target, would it not be possible to put an AP on
each tower along the way, providing service to those
areas also, to help subsidize the costs?

And what about aerial fiber?  There is a LOT of it in use around
here.  Yes, you would have pole attachment fees, but most of you
are pretty good at coming up with deals involving providing bandwidth
etc to the people who own the poles.

Just some thoughts, probably not worth what you are paying for them.


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From: George Rogato wi...@oregonfast.net
To: sc...@brevardwireless.com; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth


 It's true that it is a big expense and it's not an easy task.
 But, we just got a franchise agreement from our city for fiber.
 The way they calculate it is either on a per foot basis, or a percentage
 of revenues across the fiber.
 Naturally we did the percentage, but another company that brought
 submarine cable through our city is paying a yearly per foot.

 So with the percentage based system, the cost are easier to consume for
 city wide.

 As for the boring, thats what I'm wrestling with right now myself.
 Back in 2000 or 2001 we laid conduits up a couple streets to get some
 fiber going. We didn't even have a franchise agreement with the city,
 but it was sanctioned by them anyways.
 What we did was to buy the pvc ourselves and hired a prison crew to dig.
 I live on a sand dune, so digging is much easier here than places with
 harder soil types.
 One of the excavators I used work with when I was an 

Re: [WISPA] 2nd Look @ 3.65 ?

2009-03-22 Thread John Scrivner
I do not care to see people trashing each other's business models
whether they are cash poor, cash rich or someplace in the middle. I am
actually glad to see some data on this particular model because I
think it actually could work well with $3.6M in yearly revenues. I
think it is impressive. I wish we could all gain access to some of
this spectrum, big cash, licensed WiMax gear and build it out. That
does not mean I think it is the only model nor do I trash the
occasional cash strapped guy building his first Wi-Fi POP with his
VISA card nor the typical WISP operator who took out a second mortgage
or similar pound of flesh financing to launch his first few towers
using unlicensed. God bless all of them.  I think we should all try to
respect that each of us have a different approach. I certainly do not
pretend to think I have all the answers and I appreciate those who
share what they do to make their model work. I sense some sour grapes
here due to this network being built in your territory. If you think
it is a poor model then steal all their customers and teach them a
lesson. Tell us how you did please. That would tell a far more
compelling story than just trashing their model on the list.
Scriv


On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote:
 Plus the cost of the 2.5ghz license in our area... which I heard they
 paid like $7,000,000 for (in an area with 50,000 population)... plus the
 licensed backhauls (Ceragon 18ghz in a ring), plus tower rent (they are
 on the most expensive towers in town).

 No wonder they are blowing through investor money faster than they can
 get it... LOL

 Travis


 John Rock wrote:
 Hmmm

 4 sector 2.5 Ghz system

 1,000,000 deployment

 4000 users paying you $74.99 for Voip and Data from your deployment

 It all works

 Priceless

 Do the math





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 Hi,

 We have BridgeMaxx in our area. They are using 2.5ghz licensed with Alvarion
 WiMax equipment. This is the top of the line, $50k per sector type stuff.
 Then I can also tell you that we are seeing a LOT of antennas that have to
 be mounted outdoors, on a tripod with a 10ft pole to get over the trees. The
 NLOS doesn't seem to be working very well, especially on several of these
 the tower is less than a mile away.

 So they spent $250k per tower x 4 towers in our area and they are still
 having to roll a truck and do an outdoor install. And this is even with
 2.5ghz licensed. It makes me happy to see one of their antennas mounted
 outdoors... that's means they lost even more money for that install... :)

 Travis
 Microserv

 John Rock wrote:

 Matt,
 I have pictures to show you...
 Believe it or not?

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 Behalf Of Matt Liotta
 Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:29 PM
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] 2nd Look @ 3.65 ?


 On Mar 19, 2009, at 3:18 PM, Chuck Bartosch wrote:



 However, that (obviously) means it's not particularly viable in many
 situations where you don't see enough customers to support a wimax
 base station. But because 3.65 with diversity is supposed to deliver
 NLOS performance similar to or better than 900 MHz, you can see
 customers you wouldn't otherwise see.



 I can tell you for a 

Re: [WISPA] 2nd Look @ 3.65 ?

2009-03-22 Thread John Scrivner
From your side of this it certainly sounds like you have the edge on
them in the long haul. Investor money will only last so long. I am
surprised it is still there at all if that is all that keeps them
afloat as you are implying. At this point I wish I could get a real
look at their books and compare to their model assumptions. It would
be an interesting story to read I think. I am sure I would learn
things.

I know that bloated mobile wireless business models seem to work for
some like Verizon and ATT doing mobile voice and data. I have seen
fixed licensed WiMax biz plans that show a projected profit by year 4
with seemingly realistic assumptions. Whether the guys you are up
against are following this plan is something we just do not know. I
know that many models do not accurately predict churn, rate erosion,
penetration and competitive threats. A plan has to do more than look
good, it has to be right. I am guessing very few wireless models are
within 20% of projections after 3 years. After 5 years I am guessing
the model is more like 50% plus or minus at best.

What I see in contrast for most good WISPs is that they generally are
able to hold or increase ARPU, have low churn and deal admirably with
competitive threats. WISPs do not risk enough for their model to ever
really break. Most WISPs suffer in the penetration area due largely to
poor spectrum assets. This poor spectrum, non-exclusivity, low power
equates to poor coverage areas. It is hard to have good penetration
when you cannot serve people who ask you for service.

This last issue is why WISPA has worked so hard for access to TV
Whitespaces. It is one of the few things holding us back from more
explosive growth as an industry. I wish the FCC would get off their
butts and expedite getting us this spectrum with reasonable rules that
we have been lobbying for for 5 plus years! If they would we would not
even need the broadband stimulus plan to see explosive growth in this
industry.
Scriv



On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote:
 Let's see where to start... first, I don't like people or companies that
 waste money. These guys are blowing through money because it's not their
 money, it's investor money, so they don't care. The people making the
 decisions are employees. They will make $200k per year in salary, ride it
 for as many years as investors keep putting money in, and then they will
 just go find another job.

 Example 1: They purchased 4 brand new vehicles (Chevy Tahoes) for their
 managers to drive. They then spent $2,000 per vehicle doing vehicle wraps
 on them.

 They also do not have $3.6M in yearly revenue from just our community. My
 guess would be they have as many as 3,000 subs right now but they also
 sell service as cheap as $17.95/month for college students. I would guess
 their ARPU is around $30.

 So, running the numbers (again, this is just our small community): 3000 x
 $30 = $90,000/month income. Less salaries, tower rents, bandwidth, etc.
 Let's say for fun they are making $50,000 per month gross profit. They
 spent almost $1,000,000 on just the equipment in my area (population
 50,000). So that's 20 months for ROI for just the AP and backhauls... not
 counting the $400 CPE they are installing at each customer. That also does
 not count the 2.5ghz license they had to purchase for millions.

 I do not believe that a good, sound business requires investment money every
 year to keep running. This is no different than a Cable company or Telco
 business model... WAY too much fat and too many managers and not enough
 people actually doing the work. Their business model does not work if they
 continue to lose money every month... unless they continue to find stupid
 investors to keep sinking money into a failing business.

 And I don't need to steal all their customers we have more pending
 installs than we can keep up with I have hired two installers in the
 last two months and we are looking to hire another. We currently have over
 100 pending installs. We are doing 140-150 new installs per month. We have
 no outside investors. We own our entire infrastructure free and clear. We
 have no debt. Our 2008 year was our biggest year ever (gross revenues up
 10.2% and profit was up 15.4% over 2007). We don't carry the fat and extra
 overhead that many companies do... if an employee is gone (installer,
 receptionist, dispatcher, whoever) we notice it. We run a very lean, tight
 ship. We never have people just sitting around with nothing to do.

 Last, for what it's worth, we are picking up about 1-2 of their customers
 per month. This is without us doing ANY advertisting (except yellow page
 ads), and no sales people at all. Seems to be working... WITHOUT investor
 money. :)

 Travis
 Microserv

 John Scrivner wrote:

 I do not care to see people trashing each other's business models
 whether they are cash poor, cash rich or someplace in the middle. I am
 actually glad to see some data

Re: [WISPA] ARTICLE - What's the U.S. Doing Wrong with Broadband ?

2009-03-17 Thread John Scrivner
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM, John Thomas jtho...@quarnet.com wrote:
 If you are big enough, or if you are multihomed you can get PI space


But you only get 3.14 addresses at a time.   :-) (Sorry, could not resist)
Scriv



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Re: [WISPA] only 20 people on the video stream forthentiameetingstoday

2009-03-16 Thread John Scrivner
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Denise Hamilton den...@rapidsys.com wrote:

 Coming across complaining about lawsuits, the local governments, the telcos,
 etc. is not a good way, in my humble opinion, to come across and
 successfully make policy in what we should be doing to make rules for
 grants.  I trust when WISPA represents us on Thursday we come across better
 then the New America Foundation.

 Sorry but we never like to hire people that only complained about their last
 employer...



Can you provide more detail about the complaining you are referencing
above. I did not see it. I was at the doctor earlier today and missed
it all.   :-(
Scriv



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Re: [WISPA] Mobility and Roaming was: Wifi outperforms Cellular and Wimax

2009-03-08 Thread John Scrivner

 The problems are numerous. Building a scalable solution that will fit
 multiple operators is a real challenge.  Some of the challenges will
 potentially require you and your proposed partner to make significant
 network design changes.  If you have an interest in such a project,
 let's get together (we can meet in Cape sometime) and see what we can
 come up with.

I was actually thinking about you some when I wrote this. You and I
had discussed how you had built some of the earliest working parts of
what I have been describing. I would love to brainstorm on some of
this with you in more detail at some time. The sad part is that I see
little incentive to build this as few WISPs have any real desire to
build interoperable, roaming capable, mobile IP network services as I
have described. I think the problem is less about the spectrum,
technical, platform and financial barriers than it is about the lack
of interest to actually make it happen from the majority WISP
perspective. I have little doubt we CAN do it. I just doubt anyone
really WANTS to do it. Maybe a few will hit us offlist who wish to
attempt to build this next generation mobile WISP network and we can
put together a work group to build it.
Scriv



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[WISPA] Mobility and Roaming was: Wifi outperforms Cellular and Wimax

2009-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
Sadly WISPs have dragged their feet in development of true mobility
and roaming. These features are the true differentiators of wireless
broadband over DSL or DOCSIS. The cellular industry is more quickly
adapting to the need to move to an IP centric platform for their
mobile voice/data systems than we are in recognizing the compelling
desire of everyone to have everything available to them everywhere
with mobility. Land lines are going away and wireless MOBILE phones
are increasing in quantity. WISPs may well lose out in the end if they
do not band together to form interoperability standards for mobile IP,
VoIP, roaming, etc. Last I checked there is not a single WISPA member
network out there which is fully mobile with integrated roaming with
another operator. Until WISPs do this they are doomed to a future of a
decreasing position in the future of broadband industry market share.
I predict that total customer counts served via traditional WISPs will
max within 18 months and then down turn if we do not address the
issues of roaming and mobility. If any of you have built a truly good
mobility roaming gateway solution which allows for WISPs to tie their
networks together and offer mobility then I welcome some feedback on
the subject. What about truly mobile and roaming capable voice
services over IP? Anyone out there ever build the equivalent of the
ASN gateway for our networks? I am ready to start negotiating
connection to this and right now we do not even have access to
anything to connect to.
Scriv


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Scott Parsons sc...@e-zy.net wrote:
 This was very interesting:

 http://www.muniwireless.com/2009/02/03/muni-wifi-outperforms-cellular-and-wi
 max/

 Way to go WISPS!

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Re: [WISPA] 3.65 ptp

2009-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
So Reader, are you saying you have a 3.65 GHz  license and have
registered your 3.65 GHz access points and end user locations through
the FCC ULS? I did not recall seeing a Star OS 3.65 FCC certified
system. You are required to use FCC certified equipment and to
register every AP and customer location using this band. If you do not
then you are breaking the law. Since you are using WISPA list
resources to discuss this as a system option for 3.65 GHz I expect to
see a full answer from you here on this.
Scriv




On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM,  rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:
 I am.

 Works ok.   Using Star-OS.   I use ok to designate an unenthusiastic, but
 affirmative statement that it works.    3.65 seems to have unique
 propagation qualities that are affected by snow, rain, and fog, moreso than
 5 or 2.4.

 Or, that's how it seems.





 
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 From: Brian Rohrbacher br...@reliableinter.net
 To: Conversations over a new WISP Trade Organization wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:29 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] 3.65 ptp


 Anyone using 3.65 for ptp?   What is available?  Can ubiquiti's cards be
 used in mikrotik?

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Re: [WISPA] 3.65 ptp

2009-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
Have they managed to get the FCC to release the full 50 MHz channel
space for this product yet?
Scriv


On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Matt Liotta mlio...@r337.com wrote:
 We've been using the AN80 3.65 PtP with great success.

 -Matt

 On Mar 3, 2009, at 10:29 AM, Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

 Anyone using 3.65 for ptp?   What is available?  Can ubiquiti's
 cards be
 used in mikrotik?

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Re: [WISPA] Mobility and Roaming was: Wifi outperforms Cellular and Wimax

2009-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Blair Davis the...@wmwisp.net wrote:
 This is an interesting idea

 But,  different operating frequency's,  different proprietary equipment, I'm
 not sure it is practical.  One of my 'neighbors' uses Canopy on 900MHz.
 Another is using Trango on 900MHz, I think.  Another is 2.4GHz 802.11b/g.  I
 use 2.4GHz, some b/g, some proprietary, some 900MHz proprietary, 5.8GHz
 Netstream...  The list goes on...

That is just another symptom of the problem. This group refuses to
standardize on anything. Congrats when we all innovate ourselves
into obscurity. Without standardization we will never have roaming or
mobility. Are we really all still so small-minded as to think we can
survive as little islands of innovators without integrating standards
based roaming and mobility as part of the systems we all deploy going
forward? What is your long term goal? To be a stop-gap until the
future Rural Broadband Act of 20XX where the government finally runs
a fiber to every place where there is a phone line and a power
service? It will happen.


 mobile users go with a cell carrier and accept the high costs and low
 speeds.

Until 2011 when I predict the cellular carriers will be reporting more
wireless broadband subs than the total WISP industry marketshare
combined. Mobility and roaming are not just neat toys. They are THE
market differentiators for wireless broadband and this group largely
has their collective head in the sand. Patrick Leary got it for a
while and then for some reason un learned the facts. I certainly
hope I am wrong so you guys can all make me buy you a beer someday
when I am then found to be mentally deficient. Something tells me this
group simply chooses not to look at the future in a realistic way. I
genuinely hope I am wrong. I guess the questions I have for this group
is, Why not accept that I may be right? What harm is there in
attempting to build mobility and roaming into our networks around
standards? Would this not simply add more value to our networks?
Scriv




 John Scrivner wrote:

 Sadly WISPs have dragged their feet in development of true mobility
 and roaming. These features are the true differentiators of wireless
 broadband over DSL or DOCSIS. The cellular industry is more quickly
 adapting to the need to move to an IP centric platform for their
 mobile voice/data systems than we are in recognizing the compelling
 desire of everyone to have everything available to them everywhere
 with mobility. Land lines are going away and wireless MOBILE phones
 are increasing in quantity. WISPs may well lose out in the end if they
 do not band together to form interoperability standards for mobile IP,
 VoIP, roaming, etc. Last I checked there is not a single WISPA member
 network out there which is fully mobile with integrated roaming with
 another operator. Until WISPs do this they are doomed to a future of a
 decreasing position in the future of broadband industry market share.
 I predict that total customer counts served via traditional WISPs will
 max within 18 months and then down turn if we do not address the
 issues of roaming and mobility. If any of you have built a truly good
 mobility roaming gateway solution which allows for WISPs to tie their
 networks together and offer mobility then I welcome some feedback on
 the subject. What about truly mobile and roaming capable voice
 services over IP? Anyone out there ever build the equivalent of the
 ASN gateway for our networks? I am ready to start negotiating
 connection to this and right now we do not even have access to
 anything to connect to.
 Scriv


 On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Scott Parsons sc...@e-zy.net wrote:


 This was very interesting:

 http://www.muniwireless.com/2009/02/03/muni-wifi-outperforms-cellular-and-wi
 max/

 Way to go WISPS!

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Re: [WISPA] 3.65 ptp

2009-03-06 Thread John Scrivner
I did not realize there was as FCC emission designator and grant of
approval assigned to that radio. I would love to read the FCC approval
on that radio. Do you happen to have a link to that? I previously sent
out a step by step guide for everyone to use for registering their AP
and client locations using the Redline system as an example. It was a
doc we worked on at MVN for about a month and sent it to the FCC for
their approval. It was given out for free to our paid up WISPA members
to save them the month work we spent in making sure we did our filings
by the book. I would not expect that you have anything like that but
would you care to share what the specific details (emission
designator, FCC grant #, etc.) are that you have used for your
location filings using the XR3?
Thank you,
John Scrivner


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Travis Johnson t...@ida.net wrote:
 The FCC ULS requires that you enter the FCC ID of the radio that is being
 used, along with it's characteristics. That is easily done with an XR3 card.
 No where during the registration process does it say the radio and antenna
 and everything else has to be certified as a system.

 I can complete a perfectly legal 3.65 registration filing, answering every
 single question honestly, using an XR3 card, inside an ARC antenna/enclosure
 with an RB411 board.

 Travis
 Microserv

 John Scrivner wrote:

 So Reader, are you saying you have a 3.65 GHz  license and have
 registered your 3.65 GHz access points and end user locations through
 the FCC ULS? I did not recall seeing a Star OS 3.65 FCC certified
 system. You are required to use FCC certified equipment and to
 register every AP and customer location using this band. If you do not
 then you are breaking the law. Since you are using WISPA list
 resources to discuss this as a system option for 3.65 GHz I expect to
 see a full answer from you here on this.
 Scriv




 On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM,  rea...@muddyfrogwater.us wrote:


 I am.

 Works ok.   Using Star-OS.   I use ok to designate an unenthusiastic, but
 affirmative statement that it works.    3.65 seems to have unique
 propagation qualities that are affected by snow, rain, and fog, moreso than
 5 or 2.4.

 Or, that's how it seems.





 
 insert witty tagline here

 - Original Message -
 From: Brian Rohrbacher br...@reliableinter.net
 To: Conversations over a new WISP Trade Organization wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:29 AM
 Subject: [WISPA] 3.65 ptp




 Anyone using 3.65 for ptp?   What is available?  Can ubiquiti's cards be
 used in mikrotik?

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Re: [WISPA] tower issue

2009-02-23 Thread John Scrivner
Channels 12 thru 14 are not allowed to be used in the US. They are
available in some other countries.
Scriv


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:14 PM, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote:
 Oh, I caught something on your website. Whats with channels 12-14? I never
 tired those. -RickG

 On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:57 AM, Marlon K. Schafer 
 o...@odessaoffice.comwrote:

 Often good signal levels but rotten throughput.

 Or good signal to the customers and rotten at the ap.

 http://www.odessaoffice.com/wireless/survey.htm

 That's a good look at what interference can and does do to you if it's the
 wrong (right?) kind.

 I assume you've tried a different channel already?  That's one of the first
 things I always do these days.

 marlon

 - Original Message -
 From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com
 To: e...@wisp-router.com; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
 Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower issue


 I agree but such a sudden change? I mean like day  night. Interesting to
  contemplate though. What does interference look like if IT is affecting a
  tower?
  -RickG
 
  On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 11:08 PM, e...@wisp-router.com wrote:
 
  Never assume a problem is ever interference no matter how rural you are.
  This is one of the biggest problem I see people are doing.
 
  /Eje
  Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
 
  -Original Message-
  From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com
 
  Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 23:04:44
  To: WISPA General Listwireless@wispa.org
  Subject: Re: [WISPA] tower issue
 
 
  I agree with you and actually intend on replacing it. But, I doubt it's
  related since this setup has been running on this particular tower since
  2004 (I bought the company this way). Also, it is set up on several
  others
  with no issues. I failed to mention these towers are in very rural
  locations
  so I doubt there is any interference.
 
  -RickG
 
  On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Marlon K. Schafer 
 o...@odessaoffice.com
  wrote:
 
   Not sure if it's related or not, but high gain omni antennas are
   usually
  a
   great big no no.  They tend to send more signal UP than in the
   direction
  of
   the customers.
  
   I'd replace it with an 8 or 9 db unit just on principal.  You'll
   probably
   find that most customers will actually get a BETTER signal.
  
   laters,
   marlon
  
   - Original Message -
   From: RickG rgunder...@gmail.com
   To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
   Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:23 PM
   Subject: [WISPA] tower issue
  
  
OK, here a good one! (aka, how I spent my weekend in a blizzard!)
   
One of my towers has a single WARP/StarOS connected to a 5GHz grid
for
backhaul and a 15dBi omni for the local connections.
On Saturday, after making some small changes, I rebooted it and it
  would
not
allow me to connect via wireless any longer - or my customers :(
So, I go to the tower, connect up via ethernet and everything is a
  usual
but
I see all associations but only a few client have ip addresses. I
 can
   ping
the few clients but the packet loss is huge 80-90%. I then reload my
backup
but still get the same thing. I try changing channels, but still the
   same.
I
then systematically begin replacing parts starting with the radio
card.
Eventually, I replaced EVERYTHING but still have the problem. One
note:
occasionally, twice of maybe three times, after a reboot, all came
back
normal. The third time, I left well enough alone for now but of
course,
you
know what will happen the next time I reboot.
   
Any ideas???
   
-RickG
   
   
   
  
 
 
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Re: [WISPA] WISPA Newspaper Article

2009-02-22 Thread John Scrivner
Matt,
Excellent article. Did you get the ball rolling with the press there
through a press release? What led to the reason for the article?
Knowing this could help others to gain access to this positive press.
Congrats,
Scriv


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Matt Larsen - Lists
li...@manageisp.com wrote:
 Its only the Scottsbluff StarHerald, but this was a nice write-up anyway

 http://www.starherald.com/articles/2009/02/22/news/local_news/doc49a0d84daaead679125026.txt

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Re: [WISPA] Anybody use Aperto for 3.65GHz? I'd like to know what you think.

2009-02-21 Thread John Scrivner
Cons:
No GPS sync
Max of 32 CPE per base station
CPE radio looks like somebody made it in their garage.
Not a WISPA Vendor Member (even when we have asked many times for their support)

Pros:
Cheap
Scriv




On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 8:52 AM, Eric Muehleisen ericm...@gmail.com wrote:
 Tranzeo now offers a low cost 3.65 basestation with CPE that is
 compatible with Redline's Redmax basestation and CPE.

 -Eric

 Pat O'Connor wrote:
 We're looking to deploy 3.65GHz this year in a couple of different
 locations because of interference issues.  So far they have the most
 compelling price point.  I'd like to know how well it works in the
 field.  All opinions appreciated.  Hit me off list if you want to.\

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Re: [WISPA] Alvarion VL products

2009-02-20 Thread John Scrivner
We are sync'd in our thinking.   :-)
Scriv


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[WISPA] [Sarcasm Alert] Yippee! Sprint owns the NTIA

2009-02-18 Thread John Scrivner
Does anyone know the stock symbol for the company that makes KY Jelly?
I think that is where I will be moving my portfolio to. I'll just go
ahead now and predict that Sprint / Clearwire end up with a minimum of
$3B, likely more.


TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT... Former Sprint exec tapped as NTIA deputy director

The Obama administration has named a former Sprint Nextel executive,
Anna Gomez, to serve as deputy director of the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which will
handle as much as $6.65 billion in new stimulus wireless and broadband
grants that will be available to Sprint and its competitors.

Gomez, former vice president of government affairs with Sprint, is
currently acting director of NTIA, which influences the president's
telecom policy within the Commerce Department.

NTIA spokesman Bart Forbes said in an interview with the Wall Street
Journal that Gomez understands that the public has every right to be
concerned about her role in a potential broadband grant program,
because of her history with Sprint. She is discussing this with the
ethics office and will look to remove herself from the decision-making
process for grant applications where appropriate, he said.



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Re: [WISPA] make sure you are filtering AS48438 right now

2009-02-16 Thread John Scrivner
Consider Imagestream (http://www.imagestream.com for your high end routing.
They are high quality and lower cost than other high-end routing solutions.
Fantastic support and rock solid platform for routing.
Scriv

PS. They are a WISPA Vendor Member also.



On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Dylan Bouterse dy...@corp.power1.comwrote:

 We're getting off Cisco soon too. Moving to Juniper, maybe sooner than
 later now!

 Dylan

 -Original Message-
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 Behalf Of Brad Belton
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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] make sure you are filtering AS48438 right now

 So far we haven't seen any adverse effects, but we're not running BGP
 with
 Cisco routers.

 Best,


 Brad


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 Subject: Re: [WISPA] make sure you are filtering AS48438 right now

 That AS was sending corrupted AS PATHs, which among other things has
 been causing significant amounts of route flaps due to Cisco bug
 CSCdr54230. Ciscos effected are losing their BGP session when they
 encounter the AS PATH. Upstreams like us have busy routers because of
 all the flaps.

 The community is filtering the AS right now pending resolution.

 -Matt

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  I just had some BGP issues with one of my peers. Is this related you
  think? Please expand on the reason for the email.
 
  Dylan
 
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