Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund

2006-04-20 Thread Anthony Will
First of all we should all understand that USF is not going anywhere. Our nation’s telecommunications network is too important. Second with the above understanding we should try and push the legislation to account for the work we as WISP's are doing and allow us to contribute and receive

[WISPA] Columbia SC

2006-04-20 Thread Peter R.
Can any provide wireless here? Street: 6911 N. Trenholm Road Building / Floor / Room: Suite #2 City, State, ZIp: Columbia, SC 29206 Phone: 803-782-5445 Seems to be no cable or DSL. -- Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884

RE: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-20 Thread Patrick Leary
Tom, You correctly identify the Achilles Heel of modern day UL -- the survival of the nastiest phenomenon. The Part 15.247 rules give equal standing to all types of systems, regardless of how spectrally gluttonous or abusive. The problem with this is that it rewards downward innovation (i.e. dumb

RE: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-20 Thread Steve Stroh
Patrick: I disagree that the market is (directly) rewarding survival of the nastiest - it's rewarding systems that are designed to survive in a mixed environment. If that behavior is perceived as nasty by systems that are less robust, oh well. But there's a tradeoff - systems whose primary

Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund White Space

2006-04-20 Thread Peter R.
These are just my thoughts, but they come from having taken a serious beating in DC over the last 18 months. Lesson One: FCC will protect the PSTN and the associated ILECs at all costs. Lesson Two: Tax monies are THE issue. Lesson Three: No Free Lunch. None. Period. Lesson Four: Politicians

RE: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-20 Thread Patrick Leary
I absolutely agree with the oh well part in the sense of hard-nosed, fair game competition. But, in your definition, being robust is simply about clobbering other systems to make room for your own. That is a bit like saying a bobtail big rig (or at least one not hauling anything much) is more

Re: [WISPA] Wisp Wireless Internet Google Map DONE!

2006-04-20 Thread Rick Smith
fix the link...you need to paste the et.html on the end in the browser... Brian Rohrbacher wrote: same here. Page flashes up for a sec but then goes away to the other unable page. JohnnyO wrote: We do ? This is what I get when I click on the link below you provided We are currently

RE: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-20 Thread Steve Stroh
Patrick: Yup - agree to disagree, and remaining civil in the discussion. The basic flaw in your perspective is that the current US license-exempt bands are intended for communications use. They're not- their PRIMARY allocation... WAY back, is for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical use, so

RE: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-20 Thread Patrick Leary
A secondary flaw is that you read into the spirit of the rules that efficiency is a desireable trait of systems that operate in the license-exempt bands. It isn't - NOTHING in the FCC rules describes or encourages efficiency. It's simply not there. ...exactly my point, it is not there. But that

3650 update (was Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update)

2006-04-20 Thread Matt Liotta
Patrick Leary wrote: Steve, I simply refuse to accept that the current rules are sacrosanct, there are not, and the proposed rules for 3650MHz bolter my case. In 3650MHz, the FCC made strong and specific reference that they well might not accept products that they believed were designed not to,