[WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread Jack Unger
Dear Representative Stupak, I'm writing to support your request on March 14, 2007 asking that the FCC Commissioners consider a waiver from CALEA regulations for small broadband providers. In a nutshell, the costs of complying with the CALEA provisions are far in excess of what small

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread cw
My opinion is that you're not helping the big picture by saying compliance is more than you can handle. The FCC is not going to go out of their way to hand out more spectrum to providers that can't perform basic requirements. Just like they're not going to help providers that refuse to file 475

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread Jack Unger
Dear cw, Thank you for your opinion. I respectfully disagree. There's nothing wrong with admitting that small local providers can't afford to comply with the same requirements that big carriers like ATT can comply with. That's the problem here; small local businesses are being asked to shell

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread George Rogato
I believe the feds have secret deals with the telcos so they can do what ever they want besides calea. Just like I pointed out that fiber att wiretapping deal in the very first days of wispa calea discussion. This is where I see the imbalance, The little guys carry the weight and the big guys

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread Sam Tetherow
My opinion then, is that the FCC can get off their duffs and provide internet to the hinterlands themselves. There is more to CALEA than having a $500 unix box, and sharing a $7000 turnkey box is not an option unless you are sharing it within a tight geographical area since response times on

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
for a mile or two. marlon - Original Message - From: Sam Tetherow [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 6:52 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs My opinion then, is that the FCC can get off their duffs

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread Sam Tetherow
, 2007 6:52 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs My opinion then, is that the FCC can get off their duffs and provide internet to the hinterlands themselves. There is more to CALEA than having a $500 unix box, and sharing a $7000 turnkey box is not an option unless you

Re: [WISPA] CALEA Exemption for Small Wireless ISPs

2007-05-02 Thread John Scrivner
Thank you Jack. I am glad to see someone doing something for their beliefs instead of kicking WISPA in the chins for not doing it for them. WISPA is here for all of you to interact and decide what and how you want to represent yourselves and your industry. Jack knows that means he can do