Re: [WISPA] ClearWire

2010-06-30 Thread Tim Sylvester
Hi Mike, I have several contacts at Clearwire. Contact me off-list and let me know what need. Tim -- tim.sylves...@networkradius.com -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:23

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth Tracking Solutions

2010-03-30 Thread Tim Sylvester
Hi Matt, I have built usage-based accounting systems for ISPs using NetFlow and/or RADIUS Accounting and MySQL running on Linux. Contact me directly to discuss. Tim -- Tim Sylvester Network RADIUS (408) 826-8350 (o) (408) 334-1700 (m) tim.sylves...@networkradius.com -Original Message

Re: [WISPA] Bandwidth Tracking Solutions

2010-03-30 Thread Tim Sylvester
Sylvester wrote: Hi Matt, I have built usage-based accounting systems for ISPs using NetFlow and/or RADIUS Accounting and MySQL running on Linux. Contact me directly to discuss. Tim -- Tim Sylvester Network RADIUS (408) 826-8350 (o) (408) 334-1700 (m) tim.sylves

[WISPA] NPR Story on FCC Broadband Plan and Internet Access in Trinity County California

2010-03-16 Thread Tim Sylvester
, there are many variables but assume worst case. In general, would this work and what is ballpark/order of magnitude pricing for this link? Are we talking about $500K, $1M, $5M, $10M or $50M?? What is the longest microwave link deployed by Clearwire for backhaul? Thanks, Tim -- Tim Sylvester

Re: [WISPA] how to compete with $15 DSL

2010-03-16 Thread Tim Sylvester
Yup...we're running several wireless links (for redundancy) to a peering point (CLEC Hotel) then interconnect at that location to the Internet through various BGP interconnections with peer 1 and local CLEC's for short dollars. We found no issues with building management letting us put up our

Re: [WISPA] here it come$

2010-03-12 Thread Tim Sylvester
I'm confused by this message. Are you saying you just heard of ESPN360? It has been around since 2007. How much do you think big bad ESPN charges for ESPN360? I have seen estimates between $0.05/sub/month to $0.25/sub/month. As far as I can tell, any ISP can contact ESPN and sign-up to offer

Re: [WISPA] State Education Networks?

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Sylvester
In California, the educational institutions formed an organization called The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) http://www.cenic.org/. CENIC designed, built and operates a fiber network that connects to public and private K-20 institutions. They claim that the

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

2009-12-14 Thread Tim Sylvester
] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice Took the typing right off of my keyboard Tim. Bravo. Matt Larsen vistabeam.com Tim Sylvester wrote: Yes, I am amazed. Amazed by the bitching and whining about government on this list by people who ... - sell wireless service

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

2009-12-13 Thread Tim Sylvester
Yes, I am amazed. Amazed by the bitching and whining about government on this list by people who ... - sell wireless service using spectrum owned by everyone and allocated to them by the FCC for free or low cost. - sell access to the Internet, a network originally funded and developed by DARPA

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

2009-12-13 Thread Tim Sylvester
place that is a different matter. / Eje -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Tim Sylvester Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:28 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't

Re: [WISPA] health insurance

2009-12-06 Thread Tim Sylvester
1. If the high cost of health care insurance is being caused by the insurance company executives raking in loads of money, why hasn't free enterprises created competition. If all the insurance company A is averaging a profit of $100 billion/year, wouldn't free enterprise generate a competitor

Re: [WISPA] Metered Billing (time of use billing)

2009-11-15 Thread Tim Sylvester
Talking about electric billing in this thread made me think of time-of-use billing and tiered billing rate schedules for electrical usage. PGE has multiple rate schedules. The standard consumer rate schedule starts at $0.115 per KWh and grows to $0.44 per KWh for usage over 300% of the baseline.

Re: [WISPA] NAT issue with Hotmail/Yahoo/Google

2009-10-28 Thread Tim Sylvester
Matt, Based on an e-mail you sent last month, you have 1,700 subscribers behind a single IP address. That is excessive over-subscription of a single IP address. I am surprised that it even works. I suggest that you create a pool of IP addresses with many IP address - 50 to 200 IP addresses. I

Re: [WISPA] WISPA Webinar Announced

2009-10-25 Thread Tim Sylvester
In previous life I was a product manager for Cisco and two smaller networking vendors. I presented to 100s of groups under various scenarios - everything from a user group with 10 people in Grinnell Iowa, to 2,000 people at Networkers, to private briefings at Cisco's HQ. From the vendor

Re: [WISPA] FreeRadius / Accounting data

2009-10-12 Thread Tim Sylvester
If you store the accounting data in MySQL, you can perform the following SQL query to list the number of bytes Downloaded, Uploaded, Total Bytes by user for a give time period. select username, sum(acctinputoctets) as Download, sum(acctoutputoctets) as Upload, sum(acctinputoctets +

Re: [WISPA] FreeRadius / Accounting data

2009-10-12 Thread Tim Sylvester
That was very useful, I was able to cut and paste in into Excel so I could sort. Good! You seem to have gotten the UL and DL labels backward. And the total ends up in the same column as the UL number. Opps! Another issue is that there are some accounting records that cross the first of

Re: [WISPA] Verizon Wireless = Joke

2009-10-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
type of requirements except it only applies to licensed freq's not unlicensed. Frank Tim Sylvester wrote: In Santa Cruz County California, it can cost $25K to go through the permitting process to install an antenna. The County charges $6,000 for a use permit to install a Wireless

Re: [WISPA] Barriers to WISP growth

2009-10-08 Thread Tim Sylvester
Stimulus: I don't believe in it and did not apply. I want to understand people's opposition to the Broadband Stimulus programs. Rick and other people opposed to the stimulus, can you expand on why you don't believe in the Stimulus and why you didn't apply? Are there things you think the

Re: [WISPA] Barriers to WISP growth

2009-10-08 Thread Tim Sylvester
I also further the idea that release of public spectrum in the UHF bands would be a great shot in the arm towards the goal of ubiquitous broadband. Cheaper than a stimulus package too. OK. We are getting somewhere. You do want the government to do something. You want the government to open

Re: [WISPA] Authentication Methods

2009-09-21 Thread Tim Sylvester
I have deployed FreeRADIUS for large ISPs terminating PPPoE on Cisco (14,000 subs) and RedBack gear (200K subs). Works great. Tim Disclaimer: By day I am a FreeRADIUS consultant. -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [WISPA] Authentication Methods

2009-09-21 Thread Tim Sylvester
if the Cisco products or the Redback products support bursting based on RADIUS attributes? Thanks, --Nick Huanca On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Tim Sylvester t...@avanzarnetworks.comwrote: I have deployed FreeRADIUS for large ISPs terminating PPPoE on Cisco (14,000 subs) and RedBack gear

[WISPA] BIP-BTOP Grant application executive summaries now on broadbandusa.gov

2009-09-20 Thread Tim Sylvester
an executive summary. Applicants were not required to submit a public version of their executive summary. Have fun reading! Tim -- Tim Sylvester Avanzar Networks (408) 826-8350 (o) (408) 334-1700 (m) t...@avanzarnetworks.com

Re: [WISPA] BIP-BTOP Grant application executive summaries now onbroadbandusa.gov

2009-09-20 Thread Tim Sylvester
onbroadbandusa.gov I wonder why they're not all up there. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: Tim Sylvester t...@avanzarnetworks.com Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 2:50 PM To: 'WISPA General

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-15 Thread Tim Sylvester
I found this page on the USDA web site with a database of Broadband projects funded by the USDA. It looks like this will also be the site that ISPs can use to find proposed BIP/BTOP projects in their area and file a challenge. You can sign up to receive e-mail when a new Public Notice of

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-15 Thread Tim Sylvester
It's an requirement. From the application: B. Eligibility Factors ** Applicant understands and agrees to comply with the nondiscrimination and interconnection obligations outlined in the NOFA. ** If applying for a last mile Broadband Infrastructure project, applicant understands and agrees to

Re: [WISPA] [Btop-bip] BIP / BTOP Applications are online

2009-09-14 Thread Tim Sylvester
The executive summaries with confidential information removed are due today at 5pm. My guess is they will be posted to www.broadbandusa.gov within a week. The instructions want people to printout the executive summary, blackout the confidential information, scan it into a PDF and send it back.

[WISPA] Preliminary analysis of BTOP/BIP applications - WiMAX and Fiber are big winners with 307 WiMAX applications requesting $1.6B and 181 fiber applications requesting $3.7B - 1130 last mile applic

2009-09-10 Thread Tim Sylvester
to the Premises in Utah. Finally, my favorite project description comes from 21st Century Communications, Inc. who is applying for an even $50,000,000 - Collaboration with Project Kick-Start for Broadband Public Computer Center Expansion [William - add description]. Tim -- Tim Sylvester Avanzar

Re: [WISPA] 3.65GHz Grandfathered satellite earth stations

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
Who are these people? The FCC or the satellite earth station people? The FCC describes an alternative for determining a safe distance for locating a station with in an FSS protection zone in Appendix D of the Report and Order authorizing the 3.65 - 3.70 GHz band. You can read the full document

Re: [WISPA] 3.65GHz Grandfathered satellite earth stations

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
earth stations SES Americom, and they suffer from cranial rectitus. Tim Sylvester wrote: Who are these people? The FCC or the satellite earth station people? The FCC describes an alternative for determining a safe distance for locating a station with in an FSS protection zone

Re: [WISPA] 3.65GHz Grandfathered satellite earth stations

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of pat Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:59 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] 3.65GHz Grandfathered satellite earth stations SES Americom, and they suffer from cranial rectitus. Tim Sylvester wrote: Who are these people? The FCC or the satellite

Re: [WISPA] Which WiMAX Are You?

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
I would like to see more vendors support 802.16e at 3.65GHz. Also I would like to see 802.16e at 3.65GHz supported in a netbook and a USB dongle. Does anyone know if the Intel WiMAX chips support 3.65GHz? Tim -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Which WiMAX Are You?

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
is only really useful for mobile and mobile is not supportable with the current 3650 rules. -Matt On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Tim Sylvester t...@avanzarnetworks.comwrote: I would like to see more vendors support 802.16e at 3.65GHz. Also I would like to see 802.16e at 3.65GHz

Re: [WISPA] Which WiMAX Are You?

2009-09-09 Thread Tim Sylvester
of money for nothing Daniel White 3-dB Networks http://www.3dbnetworks.com -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Tim Sylvester Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:53 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA

Re: [WISPA] OEM Supplier Options? (Network appliance, CPE, etc...)

2009-09-03 Thread Tim Sylvester
Try the following companies ... IntelR Embedded and Communications Alliance http://www.intel.com/design/network/ica/index.htm iBase - http://www.ibase.com.tw/2009/fwa6104.html Logic Supply - http://www.logicsupply.com/ -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org