Re: [WISPA] one-third of U.S. households have no Internet...and do not plan to get it

2007-03-30 Thread Dawn DiPietro
All, If you read the article it also says 22% of those people said they did not feel they could not afford the computer and everything associated with getting on the Internet so that number is a little misleading in my opinion. Plus 17% of those respondents not on the Internet said they did

[WISPA] CALEA compliance

2007-03-30 Thread Clint Ricker
I've posted a lot on CALEA here, and some of you are likely tired of hearing from me, if you haven't already filtered :) Just a general point from reading: Some of you are going to / have already gone with TTPs. Just be careful. Having read some of their posts over in the AskCALEA forums,

[WISPA] Martin: Broadband Wireless Must Be on ‘Same Footing’

2007-03-30 Thread Mike Healy
Orlando, Fla. -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin J. Martin, speaking at the CTIA Wireless 2007 http://www.ctiawireless.com conference here, said broadband-wireless services need to be on the same footing as wired high-speed-Internet services from cable and telephone companies.

Re: [WISPA] Atlanta Police and One Ring Networks Team Up To Fight Crime the Hi-tech Way

2007-03-30 Thread Matt Liotta
Jack Unger wrote: So... what kind of cameras are you using, Matt? We are not the camera vendor; just the backhaul provider. The cameras though are from Vicon. -Matt -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives:

Re: [WISPA] Atlanta Police and One Ring Networks Team Up To Fight Crime the Hi-tech Way

2007-03-30 Thread Matt Liotta
George Rogato wrote: 2 questions Matt. What cameras are you using. Vicon and How did you become one of the largest wireless providers in the nation? Not sure what you are asking exactly... we became large by growing fast. -Matt -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

RE: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Brad Belton
... I am sure we could setup a committee to work on 11 GHz dish size issues. That's beginning to sound like congress, the true epitome of efficiency. sigh No, I do not believe a committee of engineers is required to study the issue as the RF impact of smaller antennas is largely already known.

Re: [WISPA] squeeze is on

2007-03-30 Thread Peter R.
Don't you have customers sign contracts? The thing is if it is just the price and they are leaving, then you need to do something extra to make it sticky. The RBOCs have gotten that it is more than connectivity. They now offer firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, and security suites for extra

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Dylan Oliver
Alan, You offer wireless service at $40/mo, don't you? I'm surprised that anyone left you for $2.50 a month. Inertia alone is worth far more to people .. especially when it comes to things like changing internet addresses, and the prospect of having to learn something new. How fast is your

Re: [WISPA] MobiTV to Link Cable DVRs to Phones

2007-03-30 Thread Peter R.
Compression for video is down to 135k to stream video David Hughes wrote: Let us hope that the cable companies will also eat the bandwidth that will be involved in this. I have a TIVO attached to a Slingbox and use my cell (Sprint 6700) to watch DC programming anywhere I can get an EVDO

Re: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Jack Unger
Brad, The simple answer (IMHO) is for anyone who wishes to comment to do so as an individual. jack Brad Belton wrote: ... I am sure we could setup a committee to work on 11 GHz dish size issues. That's beginning to sound like congress, the true epitome of efficiency. sigh

[WISPA] Why Customers leave

2007-03-30 Thread Peter R.
Why do customers leave? * 1% die * 3% move * 5% develop other relationships * 9% competitive reasons * 14% product dissatisfaction * 68% perceived indifference by a representative of your firm Source: U.S. News and World Report What to do about it?

Re: [WISPA] Why Customers leave

2007-03-30 Thread George Rogato
Thats a good list Peter. My broadband churn is almost 100% people dying and moving. I think it's like 2:1 moving over dying, Thank god the housing market is in the toilet. Every week I open the newspaper and see which of my customers passed away. This week I lost 2. One a broadband sub and

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Alan Cain
George Rogato wrote: Alan Cain wrote: And quoting unit prices is fully effective enough. One of my POPs has gone from 20 customers to 1 customer, as Qwest has aggressively targeted the area with phone calls to each (!) of my customers 4, 5 and 6 times a week, offering 1.7 Mbps service for

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Travis Johnson
I have a suggestion for you... your pricing is currently at $40/month. That's the same price we had for the previous 4 years and we just changed it... to $39.95 and guess what? It made a huge difference. We changed all of our existing customers, and made all the changes on all of our other

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Alan Cain
Dylan Oliver wrote: Alan, You offer wireless service at $40/mo, don't you? I'm surprised that anyone left you for $2.50 a month. Inertia alone is worth far more to people .. especially when it comes to things like changing internet addresses, and the prospect of having to learn something

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Dylan Oliver
What exactly is it you're going to file against this student? -- Dylan Oliver Primaverity, LLC -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Re: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread John Scrivner
Brad, Do you care to address my comments about F/D ratios and beam width? I think that is more pertinent in mitigating interference than dish size. If there is one qualified RF engineer in this group who can post a single message here that is thought out about the issues around 11 GHz dish

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Peter R.
Loved your service buy left? They didn't really know what they had then. Do you combat these special offers with a mailing comparing the real billing from Qwest with yours? Plus add in the extras plus add in the time for one service call to Qwest per billing period. Alan Cain wrote: 40.00

Re: [WISPA] MobiTV to Link Cable DVRs to Phones

2007-03-30 Thread John Scrivner
Can you tell me what quality this is? Frames per second? Lines of resolution? Image size supported? This is amazing if it can deliver decent quality. Scriv Peter R. wrote: Compression for video is down to 135k to stream video David Hughes wrote: Let us hope that the cable companies will

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Alan Cain
Dylan Oliver wrote: What exactly is it you're going to file against this student? That is the question, isn't it. I am not a lawyer. Just pissed. I could file him with a nice rasp. (that is a joke) -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

RE: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Brad Belton
Hello John, Nope, I'm not a RF Engineer and not qualified to make formal comment on the petition. Does the affect of smaller antennas really need to be revisited? Isn't it safe to say smaller antennas result in wider patterns? Wider patterns result in less frequency reuse ability and the basis

[WISPA] CALEA Test

2007-03-30 Thread Clint Ricker
Again with the CALEA. The following is the contact if you want to test / verify that your CALEA implimentation works. -- Mr. John Cutright (Manager CIU Test Team) at 703-632-6484 or at [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Thanks, -- Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies 800.783.5753 -- WISPA Wireless List:

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread George Rogato
Alan Cain wrote: What speeds and price were you offering that they picked of most of your subs? 40.00 per month, 3 Mbps (actual). And we do offer hand holding, antivirus filtering, spam filtering and usually free truck rolls for problems (we only charge for the most clearly definable not

[WISPA] fm towers

2007-03-30 Thread rbarnhart
mikrotik 5.8 ptp links off an FM tower We have a ptp link with a signal to noise of 66 to 103 Our access points will only link for a few seconds and quit we have the exact same links on other towers that work great and the one to this fm tower will not work any suggestions?

[WISPA] Our First WISP Consultant Vendor Member - Butch Evans

2007-03-30 Thread John Scrivner
I am sure many of you know a friend of mine, Butch Evans, who has been here helping for as long as I can remember on all the WISP lists out there. Butch is one of my favorite people in this industry. He is not just a good consultant, he is a good person who genuinely cares about the people as

[WISPA] New Principal Member of WISPA - Surfmore.net

2007-03-30 Thread John Scrivner
Please welcome Ray and Jean Hill of Surfmore.net as WISPA's newest Principal Members! Thank you for your support. Welcome to WISPA! Here is a brief introduction in their own words: We have been an ISP since October 1999, starting out with just dial-up and ISDN services. We seen the need for

[WISPA] IPTV

2007-03-30 Thread Peter R.
There is a pretty good article about Telco TV here: http://www.broadbandproperties.com/2007issues/jan07issues/independenttelco-Ken%20Pyle.pdf -- Regards, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://www.marketingIDEAguy.com -- WISPA

RE: [WISPA] New Principal Member of WISPA - Surfmore.net

2007-03-30 Thread Jeff Broadwick
Hi Ray/Jean, Welcome! I have to ask, do you pronounce the name of your town PulaskE (like ski) or do you pronounce it PulaskI (like sky)? I ask because there is a Pulaski County near me and they use the sky version and I have no idea why. Jeff -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

[WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread Matt
I was just wandering. I have heard that wireless ISP's are on the decline and most of the ones that remain are selling out or just holding there own. Is that true? I heard there were not as many at the last wispcon due to that. Matt -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread George Rogato
Where did you hear this Matt? Matt wrote: I was just wandering. I have heard that wireless ISP's are on the decline and most of the ones that remain are selling out or just holding there own. Is that true? I heard there were not as many at the last wispcon due to that. Matt -- WISPA

RE: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread JohnnyO
There weren't that many at the last WISPCON because of the peckerhead who runs WISPCON JohnnyO -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 5:04 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's I was just

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread Travis Johnson
LMAO JohnnyO wrote: There weren't that many at the last WISPCON because of the peckerhead who runs WISPCON JohnnyO -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 5:04 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
Funny. That should raise some feedback :-) WISPs are growing faster than ever, and most WISPs aren't selling out, because its to early to sell out. As WISPs get more educated and mature there is less for them to learn at the shows, and harder for them to leave their demanding business growth.

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread Dawn DiPietro
Tell us how you really feel. ;-) JohnnyO wrote: There weren't that many at the last WISPCON because of the peckerhead who runs WISPCON JohnnyO -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 5:04 PM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Why Customers leave

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
Not an accurate list, it leaves off a big category. - Customer doesn't know who or what they are using, nor why. Therefore makes uninformed decisions. So lack of communication with client base I believe is one of the biggest reasons for custoemr churn. For example, customer's staff change,

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread Dawn DiPietro
Matt, If that is what the buzz was at WISPCON then it sounds like they were reaching for straws. Since they canceled the last few shows before the most recent show maybe it just lost momentum. You might want to head to some other industry related trade shows also to find out for yourself if

Re: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
I disagree. The biggest point of this list is that it is a gathering of relevent WISP experts. I want to know the ideas, opinions, and feedback of the members. Whether WISPA comments officially or forms a committee is irrelevent. The membership should share their thoughts, so that those that

Re: [WISPA] Why Customers leave

2007-03-30 Thread Jack Unger
Tom DeReggi wrote: Not an accurate list, it leaves off a big category. - Customer doesn't know who or what they are using, nor why. Therefore makes uninformed decisions. So lack of communication with client base I believe is one of the biggest reasons for custoemr churn. For example,

Re: [WISPA] McCaw losing money?

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
The idea is to put yourself in a spot that you won't feel the squeeze. When enough of your gear is paid for, enough of your cell sites are traded, once you've reached a scale to have rock bottom bandwidth, and spread your business around without all your eggs in one basket/market, it becomes

Re: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
Agreed. But the fight is not to allow smaller dishes in 11Ghz, its to fight from allowing smaller dishes. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Charles Wu [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent:

Re: [WISPA] price

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
Charles, The prices are broken down by speed that correspond to specific modulations. Do the higher price units open support for higher modulation, or is the speed limiting based on bandwdith management, or channel width? Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless

Re: [WISPA] FCC requests comment on smaller dishes for 11 GHz

2007-03-30 Thread Tom DeReggi
Jack, I have to agree fully with your post, from that point of view. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Jack Unger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:23 AM

RE: [WISPA] fm towers

2007-03-30 Thread Edward J. Hatfield III
Nearly 40 dB of variations in the link S/N ratio? Holy cat crap, Batman! How accurate is the test equipment yielding that measurement? SNR variations of 40 dB means four orders of magnitude in signal levels relative to the noise floor, a 10,000:1 change in the power ratio. No wonder the bloody

RE: [WISPA] MobiTV to Link Cable DVRs to Phones

2007-03-30 Thread David Hughes
I judge on video quality on my Sprint 6700 smartphone. If I have at least 1 EVDO bar I can usually get full motion video with good resolution on the small screen. Sound is pretty good, excellent if you use the stereo headphones instead of crappy speaker on the phone. But, it does eat batteries

[WISPA] Fwd: [OpenCALEA] release v0.5

2007-03-30 Thread Clint Ricker
FYI -- Forwarded message -- From: Manish Karir [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Mar 30, 2007 4:17 PM Subject: [OpenCALEA] release v0.5 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] All, I have just place a tar.gz for release v0.5 of the opencalea software. We wanted to get this out so that more people can

Re: [WISPA] Wireless ISP's

2007-03-30 Thread John Scrivner
I don't know who told you that. We had our best growth and highest earning year last year and this year looks to break that record. Most WISPs I talk to say the same. Scriv Matt wrote: I was just wandering. I have heard that wireless ISP's are on the decline and most of the ones that

Re: [WISPA] fm towers

2007-03-30 Thread Jenco Wireless
FM kills Ethernet. Inductors - Period. Set to 10 Mbps until then. Brad H On 3/30/07, Edward J. Hatfield III [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nearly 40 dB of variations in the link S/N ratio? Holy cat crap, Batman! How accurate is the test equipment yielding that measurement? SNR variations