[WISPA] San Jose Tower

2008-09-12 Thread Peter R.
We are trying to bring certified Tower Climbing training to ISPCON San Jose. Is there a tower nearby? Regards, Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc. WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] FBI Seeks To Pay Telecoms For Data

2007-07-26 Thread Peter R.
Well, this was totally off topic. Nothing better to improve relationships than anti-gov't chatter on an open, archived list. Thanks, M. (I think isp-chat is for this). - Peter Michael Erskine wrote: Jeromie; I am writing this before reading the rest of the thread. Please be patient with

[WISPA] Google Sprint Working on WiMax project

2007-07-26 Thread Peter R.
Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The

Re: [WISPA] FCC Majority Backs Open-Access Plan for Airwaves

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Open Access here does NOT mean wholesaling the network. Open Access here means Carterphone. IOW, the unlocking of the iPhone. - Peter David Hughes wrote: FCC Majority Backs Open-Access Plan for Airwaves By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 25, 2007; D02 A majority of

Re: [WISPA] Marina Cams

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Smith, Rick wrote: Anyone done cameras at a marina where they've sold access to the slip owners ? How do ya handle multiple people wanting to see the same camera ? Would you like to see your advertisement here?

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's takeonBroadband..

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Scottie Arnett wrote: I am thinking out loud and not actually thinking this through, but here is my idea. Do as they started with Computer Inquires...All ILEC's and Cable Co's should not be allowed in the ISP business. They can start their own ISP as a separate entity, but the parent ILEC/CC

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Clint Ricker wrote: I'd agree on the doctors; however, distance learning is a pathetic substitute for on-site teachers. Good teaching is more about inspiring the person to want to learn rather than the passing on of information--technology won't solve what is essentially a problem created by

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Clint Ricker wrote: And without the revenue from the rented network, how would anyone build new facilities? Revenue from the services sold on the network through retail options, as has always been the case... Dynamic T1 and Integrated T1 were CLEC inventions. VoIP

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? Build Out ROI

2007-07-25 Thread Peter R.
Clint, People on this list can't even come up with a viable business plan for 700 MHz spectrum. Paying for the spectrum. Buying and installing the AP's. Buying and installing the CPE at probably upwards of $1000 in the beginning. Sell, invoice and collect for internet access. Add value added

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
Michael Erskine wrote: The ILECs have been building the POTS network since 1900. They are not incompetent and they understand how to buy power. Actually, maybe not incompetent but entirely without vision and with an eye only to quarterly numbers. Your best recipe for retaining customers -

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
Smith, Rick wrote: I can tell you for a fact that Embarq and Verizon have 700 Mhz and FTTP on their radar BIG time. It's that whole battle vs. war thing... They're willing to get their heads handed to them 9 times because that 10th is their nuke... OK I've gotta throw away this devil's

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
W.D.McKinney wrote: Yes indeed, big cash boys will be the driver in 700MHz side, sure wish it was designated for the WISP folks directly so that we could see some real innovation. If Google wins, the spectrum will be tied up for a long time with little on no use right away. Cheers, -Dee

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
Mike Hammett wrote: 3 mbit is not fast. The US IS behind other countries, there's no point in whining about it. Yes, there are very substantial reasons why our numbers don't look as good as theirs, but there's no need to skew the system to make us look better... just solve the problem.

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney full text (rant)

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
Mike Hammett wrote: Broadband Baloney (Opinion) FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell According to several recent surveys, the average percentage of U.S. households taking broadband is about 42%; the EU average is 23%. And wait until 2009, when our economy comes to a screeching halt. And the

[WISPA] Martin's 700 proposal

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
from his congressional visit: I have recently proposed rules for the 700 MHz auction that I believe will facilitate a national wireless broadband service. A coalition of companies that support a national wireless broadband alternative, Intel, Skype, Yahoo, Google, DIRECTV, and EchoStar, urged

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Baloney? An FCC Commissioner's take onBroadband..

2007-07-24 Thread Peter R.
Clint Ricker wrote: I'll duck after this post, but I by and large tend to agree with the basis of the article. Scottie, exactly what regulation would you recommend? STRUCTURAL SEPARATION like BT is experiencing in the UK, which would never happen here. What has regulation solved in the

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-23 Thread Peter R.
Do you guys really think that Google wants to build out a nationwide wireless network? It's CORE business is search. It needs to focus on that. It's other core is advertising. It has DoubleClick now too (probably). You think it can spend not the meoney but the resources and focus on wireless?

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-22 Thread Peter R.
Remember when Google was buying up dark fiber? It scared everyone. Now Google is going to bid on spectrum IF a bunch of conditions are met. Those conditions will NOT be met. (Have you forgotten who chairs the FCC?) So it is probably just a ploy. And if they DO win some spectrum, the rules will

Re: [WISPA] T-Mobile [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- 911

2007-07-22 Thread Peter R.
George, Lingo and ATT CallVantage both use a registered service address and a user portal. I have CallVantage. If the DSL blinks for more than 5 minutes, the ATA only accepts incoming calls - not outgoing calls allowed until I confirm my address. - Peter George Rogato wrote: Houston, we

Re: [WISPA] T-Mobile [EMAIL PROTECTED]

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
The GPS locator in the handset probably. George Rogato wrote: I'd like to know how it is that they can provide e911 for their voip offering? Last I heard, a voip call was required to have e911. Like to know how they are going to pull their roaming wifi voip off without saying, it's cell

Re: [WISPA] T-Mobile [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- 911

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
That was how the cell guys were going to originally offer 911. I don't think cell has to have E-911 (enhanced). http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/apr/06/fcc_chief_wants_better_accuracy_cell_911_calls/ Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate

Re: [WISPA] Fiber Sources

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
It's probably tagged as to who the owner is. But it's not like it is a direct run from A to B. There are switches, muxes, repeaters, routers, etc. in-between. And if Bell Atlantic owns it, you either have to buy the service (DS3 or higher) from VZB or a CLEC would have to lease the fiber

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
More important that market cap is the debt. The telcos are laiden with debt and are borrowing heavy to lay out FTTx (VZ for FiOS and att for U-verse) and cellular builds. Google makes them all nervous anyway. The dark fiber talk. The bandwidth. Now licensed bandwidth. If there was only a

[WISPA] Microsoft free wi-fi

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
I have just about used up my posting limits this weekend (and not much WISPA-ISPCON talk either). http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2007/07/20/microsoft-will-give-you-free-wi-fi/ Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 efax

Re: [WISPA] T-Mobile [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- 911

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
on it. This is a serious issue. Peter R. wrote: That was how the cell guys were going to originally offer 911. I don't think cell has to have E-911 (enhanced). http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/apr/06/fcc_chief_wants_better_accuracy_cell_911_calls/ Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP

Re: [WISPA] Microsoft free wi-fi

2007-07-21 Thread Peter R.
Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 efax 530-323-7025 http://4isps.com RickG wrote: As they say, you get what you pay for. I'd be curious if there is an inexpensive way to feed commercials on my network though? -RickG On 7/21/07, Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have just about used up my

Re: [WISPA] Wimax

2007-07-17 Thread Peter R.
W.D.McKinney wrote: Good question Sam, up here it's all NextNet so it sounds to me, more journalism that is erroneous. -Dee What happens is that terms take on very general meanings to garner key word, alerts, and other RSS and subscription views. Wireless is used even when they are

Re: [WISPA] Test - Please Ignore

2007-07-16 Thread Peter R.
Me either... I guess we chased away all the chatter. Mark Nash wrote: Haven't received for 3 days... Mark Nash UnwiredOnline 350 Holly Street Junction City, OR 97448 http://www.uwol.net 541-998- 541-998-5599 fax

[WISPA] 700 Club: Mobile WiMAX

2007-07-15 Thread Peter R.
from Telecommunications Mag (no link because registration does NOT work): The 700 Club: Mobile WiMAX lowers its frequency sights Based as it is on licensed spectrum, Mobile WiMAX is bittersweet. Vendors know operators have spectrum to use equipment they’re developing, but licensed spectrum

[WISPA] FCC Chairman Drafts Auction Proposal

2007-07-11 Thread Peter R.
Debate Heats Over Spectrum Rules Open access advocates say an FCC plan for new spectrum doesn't go far enough to boost competition. Grant Gross, IDG News Service Tuesday, July 10, 2007 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134318-c,broadband/article.html Plans for valuable wireless

[WISPA] XO/Nextlink adds 25 markets

2007-07-11 Thread Peter R.
http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/24188.html XO Holdings subsidiary Nextlink Wireless has launched wireless broadband service in another 25 markets, bringing its total to 37 and leading it to lay claim to operating the largest U.S. wireless broadband network. The Nextlink services also will be

[WISPA] FCC SDR Regs

2007-07-09 Thread Peter R.
On July 6, 2007, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations in the United States went into effect on devices that use software-defined radio (SDR) technologies. These devices include wireless access points, cell phones, PDA's, wireless network cards, etc. The FCC ruling will make

[WISPA] House committee members ask FCC to reject Frontline

2007-07-09 Thread Peter R.
http://mrtmag.com/news/house_fcc_frontline_070607/ House committee members ask FCC to reject Frontline Jul 6, 2007 2:19 PM, By Donny Jackson A Republican-dominated group of House Commerce Committee members this week released a letter sent to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin asking that the Frontline

Re: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-03 Thread Peter R.
What kills it is NOT the bandwidth. What kills it is the I/O's. Each box's CPU can only handle so many I/O requests per second. Each stream is at least 1 I/O request. That's how it is determined. Asterisk can handle 1000 calls per server IF the server can handle that many I/O requests AND if

Re: [WISPA] Verizon in the Fixed Wireless business

2007-07-03 Thread Peter R.
Verizon Avenue is the MDU division for VZ. It is the triple-play to the multi-tenant dwelling like dorms. Regards, Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc. 4isps.com Mike Hammett wrote: www.verizonavenue.com http://www.alvarion.com/presscenter/pressreleases/2918/

Re: [WISPA] Trango VOIP

2007-07-03 Thread Peter R.
Since you can load Asterisk on anything including a Linksys router, then you could probably load a version on a WRAP board. - Peter Doug Ratcliffe wrote: So IAX2 is capable of packaging multiple phone calls into 1500 byte ethernet packets? I mean, G729 is 300 bytes, if 4 calls plus

[WISPA] MobilePro sells CLEC

2007-07-02 Thread Peter R.
MobilePro Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell CLEC Division Monday July 2, 6:00 am ET $30 Million Price Would Enable Full Retirement of Cornell Capital Obligations at Closing BETHESDA, Md., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MobilePro Corp., announced today that it has signed a definitive

[WISPA] 700 MHz war: Frontline challenges VZ

2007-07-02 Thread Peter R.
700 MHz war: Frontline challenges Verizon while ATT mulls auction plans By Jeffrey Silva Story posted: June 29, 2007 http://www.rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070629/FREE/70628013/1005/allnews The 700 MHz debate has suddenly turned both interesting and nasty in the lead-up to next

[WISPA] Frontline Enlists Auctions Experts To Back E-Block Plan

2007-07-02 Thread Peter R.
http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/24041.html A trio of auction experts says Frontline Wireless' proposed E Block not only will increase social welfare, but will enhance revenue for the upcoming 700 MHz auction (/TelecomWeb news break/, June 5). Peter Cramton, Andrzej Skrzypacz and Robert Wilson

[WISPA] Toledo Reconsiders Muni Wi-Fi

2007-07-02 Thread Peter R.
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/007750.html By Glenn Fleishman Toledo, Ohio’s mayor has backed away from Wi-Fi plan: The mayor says the city won’t continue to seek council approval for a $2.2m contract with MetroFi. The contract would cover five years of service for the city, and was

Re: [WISPA] Low cost generator

2007-07-01 Thread Peter R.
You could just add a line conditioner. Brad Belton wrote: We have found many (most all?) 10kW job site type generators do not work well if at all with APC UPS. In the event of a power failure we simply rent a 25kW towable diesel generator. Granted 25kW is way overkill for most any HUB site,

[WISPA] archives and traffic

2007-06-28 Thread Peter R.
I haven't received any email from this list since 6/25/2007 7:08 PM. The archives are down as well June 2007 Archives by date * *Messages sorted by:* [ thread ] http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/2007-June/thread.html#start [ subject ]

Re: [WISPA] Voicemail to Text/email

2007-06-25 Thread Peter R.
There are a couple of services that do this including SimulScribe, SpinVox and Phonetic. - Peter Justin S. Wilson wrote: Found this interesting: http://www.callwave.com/landing/vtxt.asp Vtxt http://www.callwave.com/landing/vtxt.asp , a new

[WISPA] Google in Iowa

2007-06-24 Thread Peter R.
*Google Plans $600 Million Data Center in Iowa* According to recent reports, Google Inc. plans to spend $600 million on a data center in Council Bluffs western Iowa. Google plans to start operations at the facility by spring of 2009, and said the region is a busy crossroads of Internet

[WISPA] Ruckus Embarq

2007-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Embarq Logistics is going to distribute Ruckus Wireless http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,124602.shtml -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

[WISPA] Adelstein backs Open Access 700

2007-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, a Democrat, said he supports the idea of imposing an open-access condition on companies bidding to acquire part of the spectrum. http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN2018478420070620 -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

[WISPA] CALEA FCC Comments

2007-06-21 Thread Peter R.
PLEADING CYCLE EXTENDED IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR EXPEDITED RULEMAKING TO ESTABLISH TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 107(b) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT (CALEA) RM-11376 http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-2522A1.pdf

[WISPA] Wireless Patent Dispute

2007-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Patent Injunction Could Roil Wi-Fi Industry http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199905713 An Australian federal agency won a patent for Wi-Fi technology in September, 1996, and now a federal judge has ordered a vendor to stop selling wireless LAN products until

[WISPA] Copper Plant

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
Last month, Tom Evslin, the co-founder of Internet service provider ATT Worldnet and voice-over-IP wholesaler ITXC, created quite a stir by making the bold prediction that the twisted copper pair to the home won't exist in 2013. By 2012 [there will be] no more reason to use our landlines--so

[WISPA] Tampa Council To Hear Report On Citywide Wireless

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB8F4QHW2F.html Tampa Council To Hear Report On Citywide Wireless TAMPA - Making all of Tampa a wireless Internet hotspot is something city officials say they'd like to see happen. But how to do it, and how much it will cost, is something they have yet to

[WISPA] American Tower

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
*American Tower Corporation* refinanced its existing $1.6 billion senior secured credit facilities at the American Tower operating company level with a new $1.25 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility of American Tower Corporation. Boston-based American Tower is an independent

Re: [WISPA] Copper Plant

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
The ATT (originally SBC) VDSL plan requires copper to the home. Fiber to the neighborhood. In VZ region, they are pulling out copper as fast as they can replacing it with fiber. (FiOS is FTTH not FTTN). VZ even clips the copper when they install your FiOS. And what VZ isn't replacing,

[WISPA] more on 700

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
A new group of veteran wireless entrepreneurs - the Wireless Founders Coalition for Innovation - sent a letter last week to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to provide its real-world perspective for why open access requirements are critical for the proposed 700 MHz E

Re: [WISPA] Copper Plant

2007-06-15 Thread Peter R.
correct George Rogato wrote: Isn't the reason they are replacing some of their copper with fiber is because they then do not have to allow competition to ride their wires? Old wires old rules, new fiber new rules? George Peter R. wrote: The ATT (originally SBC) VDSL plan requires copper

[WISPA] FCC Adelstein at WCA

2007-06-14 Thread Peter R.
REMARKS OF JONATHAN S. ADELSTEIN, COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION,. CMMR. National Priorities for Broadband Wireless, Wireless Communications Association, WCA 2007, Washington, DC, June 13, 2007, [As prepared for delivery]

[WISPA] Clearwire inks wireless pact with DirecTV, EchoStar

2007-06-14 Thread Peter R.
Clearwire Corp. said on Thursday it has signed deals to provide wireless high-speed Internet access to customers of satellite TV providers DirecTV Group Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp., sending shares up as much as 24 percent. The company, founded by wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, said

[WISPA] Pricing

2007-06-12 Thread Peter R.
Seth Godin has a good post on the theory of pricing: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/06/three_humps_and.html -- Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://www.marketingIDEAguy.com -- WISPA Wireless List:

Re: [WISPA] Pricing

2007-06-12 Thread Peter R.
You could create 2 brands like Toyota and Lexus. One is a decent car but the other is a luxury. The difference between a Camary and a Lexus 200 was about $5000. Same basic car. Let's look at Marriott. These are its brands: Marriott Hotels Resorts JW Marriott Hotels Resorts Renaissance Hotels

[WISPA] 700 auction

2007-06-12 Thread Peter R.
Big surprise here: ATT, Verizon Oppose Google Over Airwaves http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/06/11/at-t-verizon-oppose-google-over-airwaves -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives:

Re: [WISPA] Good Luck to all.

2007-06-12 Thread Peter R.
Michael Erskine wrote: Dawn DiPietro wrote: All, Some on this list have felt it important to steer the discussion towards personal attacks and try to discredit me anytime I want to discuss how the rules and regulations affect this industry as a whole. My only agenda is to help others to

[WISPA] Google Maps: How to find latitude and longitude

2007-06-11 Thread Peter R.
http://lifehacker.com/software/google-maps/how-to-find-latitude-and-longitude-267361.php -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Re: [WISPA] How can this be?

2007-06-07 Thread Peter R.
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: The USA show's the fastest, most reliable connections! I guess that must be because no one here uses the internet! (eye roll) Europe mainly email and text. US - porn, research, work, porn, mp3's, p2p - those with bb really eat it up - ask the MPAA

[WISPA] FCC Gets 250,000 calls about 700 Auction

2007-06-05 Thread Peter R.
This weekend, the Federal Communications Commission got an unexpected surprise when a quarter-million people flooded their offices with letters http://www.savetheinternet.com/airwaves urging the agency to use our airwaves to connect more Americans to an open and affordable Internet. The mass

[WISPA] ISP wins fiber optic scrap with ILEC

2007-06-04 Thread Peter R.
Pittsburgh Business Times - June 1, 2007 http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2007/06/04/story8.html Salsgiver Internet Services is the latest company to win a battle with North Pittsburgh Telephone Co. over the right to use telephone poles to install fiber optic lines. Last

[WISPA] John Edwards on 700

2007-06-04 Thread Peter R.
John Edwards may be the first White House contender to offer up an opinion on the upcoming 700 MHz auction scheduled for later this year at the Federal Communications Commission, and he appears to stand behind the notion of more bidding opportunities for smaller players. In a letter yesterday

Re: [WISPA] ISPCON

2007-05-31 Thread Peter R.
Tom DeReggi wrote: Peter, Did you get a WOW? Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband My WOW's were a little different: - my session was full (SRO) so that was a WOW. - The CEO Exchange was kind of a WOW - the WISPA spectrum meeting was a WOW - how many people

[WISPA] Shannon's Law

2007-05-30 Thread Peter R.
http://telephonyonline.com/mag/telecom_shannons_specter/ Great little article about the fact that physics will always trump marketing. (Or you can only push so much down a pipe). -- Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884

[WISPA] ISPCON

2007-05-30 Thread Peter R.
I was wondering if anyone had a WOW from the show. (Besides the side trip to Daytona, that is :) A copy of my slides can be seen at slideshare.net/4isps/. (We didn't use the slides. We just banged out 60+ nuggets of business wisdom in the time slot. One of my clients sent me the list; you can

[WISPA] new ways to share broadband via wi-fi

2007-05-29 Thread Peter R.
http://gigaom.com/2007/05/28/meet-wefi/ -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

[WISPA] WISPA filed comments on 700 Auction

2007-05-29 Thread Peter R.
WISPA filed comments on 700 Auction, did you? http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdfid_document=6519414695 or http://tinyurl.com/2v4h84 If you have questions, contact us for answers or ideas. Thank you. Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. 813.963.5884

Re: [WISPA] Joost and your network.

2007-05-29 Thread Peter R.
I agree with Dawn. It is about perception. I think most of the comment writers are the fringe and do not fit the profile of your ideal customer. However, a little prevention may help. Spell this stuff out in your AUP or terms of service. Make sure the customer reads it either with a

[WISPA] SBA Files comments

2007-05-28 Thread Peter R.
The SBA (Small Biz Admin) Office of Advocacy filed comments with the FCC about the rules of the 700 auction. (Docket 06-150) (www.sba.gov/advo/laws/comments/fcc07_0521.pdf) revisions made to the FCC’s “designated entity” (“DE”) rules have encumbered small business participation in auctions,

Re: [WISPA] Interesting RUS info

2007-05-27 Thread Peter R.
D. Ryan Spott wrote: The thing that gets me is that the group that has locked up funding in one of the towns I am in.. and _I_ filled out my FCC form 477! ryan Did they NOT fill out the 477? You CAN petition the RUS administrator. You can talk to your Congressional rep for help as well.

[WISPA] Google Auction Plan gets traction

2007-05-27 Thread Peter R.
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/23990.php -- Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://www.marketingIDEAguy.com -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

[WISPA] ISPCON

2007-05-21 Thread Peter R.
For those attending ISPCON this week, there will be a dinner tonight (Tuesday) at 7:15 at Bahama Breeze on I-Drive. Bahama Breeze 8849 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819-9320 407 248 2499 (map here: http://tinyurl.com/2tgnhb) On Wed. after the WISPA meeting, we will adjourning to Howl at

Re: [WISPA] Dues Value was What is WISPA?

2007-05-18 Thread Peter R.
Chadd, Lonnie, and the rest, It is obviously a sales issue: No one has sold you on the value of WISPA. Or WISPA is not solving some pain you have. How about you tell us what would be good value? What specifically are you looking for the organization to do for you? This is a good time

Re: [WISPA] Dues Value was What is WISPA?

2007-05-18 Thread Peter R.
Frank Muto wrote: Now with those examples, the next issue you will get is the moans on what WISPA is doing with the money. Everyone will be on the bandwagon on what to do with the funding. So, unless the group matures and growth is established organically with the understanding that WISPs

Re: [WISPA] Raising the Broadband definition

2007-05-18 Thread Peter R.
Matt wrote: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070517-house-dems-broadband-isnt-broadband-unless-its-2-mbps.html Does that mean if we do not offer services of 2mbps or above we do not have to be Calea compliant? Great! Matt Only if it passes into law. Otherwise the standing FCC

[WISPA] NTIA?

2007-05-18 Thread Peter R.
Doesn't this sound like a mini FCC? http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/aboutntia/aboutntia.htm About the NTIA The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues, and in this role

[WISPA] What is WISPA? was Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
(In response to Lonnie and Mac) 1) It takes money for an organization to do things. Sometimes vendors put up that money so that their customer base thrives. (Some times they do not). 2) It's always hard to get dues-paying members, especially when the most value is the listserv. (Again, it

Re: [WISPA] Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
I think that WISPA does a great job policing its list. It ain't easy -- and there are many shades of gray. I for one think that you should have to pay 'something' to be involved on the lists. Either actually $ or advice points. (Many other forums use this method). Or have a fine for crossing

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? was Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
Lonnie Nunweiler wrote: I'm going out on a limb and will voice some things that have been suppressed. I get your point that you think I am a freeloader and do not contribute. My problem for not joining is not a money one, but rather one of principle. I did get involved early on and saw that

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? was Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
You are comparing apples to grapes. The telcos have an embedded base and have billions of dollars to force their issues. FYI, the original order was in August 2005. So people actually had over 1 year to get ready. (timeline here: http://www.lasarletter.net/drupal/node/9) Lonnie Nunweiler

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? (CALEA timeline)

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
Sam Tetherow wrote: I don't want to drag this topic up again, BUT ;) Two years ago, did this apply to ISPs or just VOIP providers? I don't remember anyone on the lists talking about CALEA being for anything other than VOICE in various forms, but maybe my memory is selective, wouldn't be the

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? was Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Peter R.
Okay. So we have two parties here. Those that are loud and boisterous. And the lurkers and people who think WISPA has veered the wrong way. Well, elections are June 15. Your candidates are here: http://nominations.wispa.org/ Writing about what they see as the future. Read it - and ask them

[WISPA] Next gen of wi-fi is planned for summer

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070516/ap_on_hi_te/wi_fi_alliance_2;_ylt=AjCZXQffVxPE_rY5h5gTVTQE1vAI The next generation of wireless Internet products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance is expected to hit shelves this summer, even though a final standard for the technology isn't due for another

Re: [WISPA] Wispa@ ISPCON

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
Sam, Poolside, where? (What hotel are you at? Matt, where are you?) AT Pointe Orlando that sounds like Adobe's, which I was recently told is not that nice. Maybe Hooters at that same address or I'll find a couple of alternatives. - Peter Sam Tetherow wrote: I get in just after noon so

Re: [WISPA] MTU BPL

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
Telkonet has an in-house BPL (isn't this like HPNA?) solution. Now there is paint that can keep the RF from leaking outside the walls. Zack Kneisley wrote: If it was the article in Tessco Wireless Journal, it was 8-12 specs and one test showed that the network in the apartment building was

Re: [WISPA] online doc sharing

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
Would ThinkFree work? http://online.thinkfree.com/ Or Talk Write http://www.talkandwrite.com/english/index.php Or Active Collab: http://www.activecollab.com/ OpenOffice.org? HyperOffice or Kimbra if anyone is using it. BTW, these are great tools that you can offer your clients for

Re: [WISPA] online doc sharing

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
I meant, Zimbra - Comcast is using it. (See here: http://radinfo.blogspot.com/2007/05/open-source-or-free-web-apps.html) Dylan Bouterse wrote: Kimbra? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Peter R. Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 4:27 PM

Re: [WISPA] Outsourced vs in-house email

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
George Rogato wrote: David E. Smith wrote: JohnnyO wrote: Dee - that is just it though - The quotes you gave me as well as other Barracuda owners, was about 3X the amount someone should be paying for this type of service through a larger Web/Email hosting firm. This is why I can't

Re: [WISPA] online doc sharing

2007-05-16 Thread Peter R.
David E. Smith wrote: Sounds like a job for Microsoft SharePoint. The downside there is that you have to find someone that knows how it works. :( A regular revision control package like CVS or SubVersion won't work well for this, as it's proprietary binary data. MS SharePoint, though, would

Re: [WISPA] Wispa@ ISPCON

2007-05-15 Thread Peter R.
Gino Villarini wrote: Any special activities from WISPA on the Tuesday preeciding ISPcon ? Im about to book my flight Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 I'll be in Tuesday night. Staying at the Rosen Center Hotel.

[WISPA] USDA Revamps Rural Broadband Program

2007-05-15 Thread Peter R.
USDA Revamps Rural Broadband Program - After Congressional scolding..., Broadband Reports, 5/15/2007 The USDA's $1.2 billion Rural Utilities Service program, which is tasked with funding rural broadband deployment, was attacked earlier this month by Congress for not doing anything of the sort. A

Re: [WISPA] Board Applications Available for Review

2007-05-15 Thread Peter R.
11 great candidates. Just a quick thank you to the Board members for bringing WISPA along this far. Lots of forward thinking from the candidates. When's the vote? How many candidates will be at ISPCON? Rick Harnish wrote: The election for the WISPA Board is coming up in a few weeks. We

Re: [WISPA] Over 90% of the population has ACCESS to broadband

2007-05-14 Thread Peter R.
Using their flawed data collection and analysis, sure. Might as well round up and call it 100%. Let's sell off the spectrum, then close up shop. Mission complete. Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Reports/FCC-State_Link/IAD/hspd0107.xls

Re: [WISPA] ISPCON....need tickets

2007-05-14 Thread Peter R.
Gino Villarini wrote: Finally I have confirmed my assistance to ISPCON, Any tickets available? Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 Did you find a ticket? Why didn't you sign up for the free exhibit hall pass on

Re: [WISPA] ISPCON....need tickets

2007-05-14 Thread Peter R.
Sorry that was supposed to be offlist :( Peter R. wrote: Gino Villarini wrote: Finally I have confirmed my assistance to ISPCON, Any tickets available? Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 Did you find a ticket

Re: [WISPA] CLEC Services

2007-05-13 Thread Peter R.
I think the CLEC just wanted to do POTS. Plus the ICA is 875 pages long in most cases (most of it rates and USOC's). Really all you can get as a CLEC is copper and right of way. Mac, why PRI? Sell the customers in your area PRI via a SIP trunk. - Peter Mac Dearman wrote: George, It sounds

Re: [WISPA] CLEC Services

2007-05-13 Thread Peter R.
To be a CLEC, you should really know what your game plan is going to be. Get the CLEC License is just paperwork, filing fees, and patience (or Kris Twomey can help you for a reasonable rate). (I also work with a CLEC Consultant who can help you design a game plan, get your license, and move

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