Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition Leaves U.S. 16thAmong IndustrializedNations

2006-09-21 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
I think what we really need is more telecommuting.  That will help drop out 
dependence on petrol, reduce the loads on the roads, save hours per day for 
some folks, help moms stay home with the kids etc.  I think it would also 
help de-urbanize the country and make it much harder for terrorists to do 
such large damage.  It would also help people be safer (crime is usually 
lower in the country).


I think that telecommuting will be the next really big ap that hits.
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- Original Message - 
From: Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition Leaves U.S. 16thAmong 
IndustrializedNations



We are actually at the point where about 68% of the US population has 
Internet.

The rest don't own a computer or do not want Internet.

Some of that 68% is still on dial-up. For some it is a price thing. For 
some it is not understanding technology. For some it is to make the 
experience painful to avoid wasting hours on the internet.


So dropping the price - as SBC and VZ have experienced - to sub-$15 gets 
you some dial-up conversions. But when the price returns to normal, some 
switch back to cheaper dial-up.


The dilemma becomes How do you get more internet appliance (PC's, laptops, 
PDAs, internet terminal) penetration?


The marketing question is: What Remarkable  Useful things can you do with 
broadband (other than entertainment)?


That's my 2 cents.

Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc.

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Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition Leaves U.S. 16thAmong IndustrializedNations

2006-09-21 Thread Travis Johnson

Marlon,

Shouldn't that actually be wirelesscommuting or wificommuniting or 
wommuting? :)


Travis
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Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:

I think what we really need is more telecommuting.  That will help 
drop out dependence on petrol, reduce the loads on the roads, save 
hours per day for some folks, help moms stay home with the kids etc.  
I think it would also help de-urbanize the country and make it much 
harder for terrorists to do such large damage.  It would also help 
people be safer (crime is usually lower in the country).


I think that telecommuting will be the next really big ap that hits.
Marlon
(509) 982-2181   Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp!
64.146.146.12 (net meeting)
www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam



- Original Message - From: Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition Leaves U.S. 16thAmong 
IndustrializedNations



We are actually at the point where about 68% of the US population has 
Internet.

The rest don't own a computer or do not want Internet.

Some of that 68% is still on dial-up. For some it is a price thing. 
For some it is not understanding technology. For some it is to make 
the experience painful to avoid wasting hours on the internet.


So dropping the price - as SBC and VZ have experienced - to sub-$15 
gets you some dial-up conversions. But when the price returns to 
normal, some switch back to cheaper dial-up.


The dilemma becomes How do you get more internet appliance (PC's, 
laptops, PDAs, internet terminal) penetration?


The marketing question is: What Remarkable  Useful things can you do 
with broadband (other than entertainment)?


That's my 2 cents.

Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc.

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