Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
I agree with Rick and Mike...the basic model of providing marginal speeds (less than 2 Mb/s) at above market prcies is unsustainable over the next few years. I'm not a WISP (I do a lot of consulting for various service providers--telcos, MSOs, independent ISPs of all sorts). It works in ultra

[WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
If there was a fairly turnkey solution to providing television service over your networks (ie IPTV), would you be interested? -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies ** Join us at the WISPA Reception at 6:30 PM on

RE: [WISPA] Bounces

2007-09-10 Thread Jeff Broadwick
I've used Pine...the ad hominem was crack head. :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Butch Evans Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 12:54 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Bounces I don't know if my email has been bouncing or not,

installers (was Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not))

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Travis Johnson wrote: And, right now, we have more business than we can keep up with. We did 114 installs last month and could have done 140+ if we could find installers to hire. While we don't do residential and therefore don't share the same concerns mentioned in this thread, the amount of

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Clint Ricker wrote: If there was a fairly turnkey solution to providing television service over your networks (ie IPTV), would you be interested? We would like to provide business TV services where we would only carry a few channels on an ala carte basis. Specifically, we would like to offer

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
We have (off and on) been looking for the same solution, however we came to a conclusion years ago. Why not just re-sell Direct TV or Dish? Best, Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Liotta Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 7:37

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Brad Belton wrote: We have (off and on) been looking for the same solution, however we came to a conclusion years ago. Why not just re-sell Direct TV or Dish? For a full channel line-up or in residential settings I would agree with you. However, in a MTU the ability to provide channels ala

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
IPTV is also the breaking of the traditional TV mold. You can offer thousands of channels from all kinds of different sources. It doesn't even have to be in the traditional channel format. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
Correct, we see the same requests. However, why try re-inventing the wheel when DirecTV already has a solution in place? Every time this issue has popped up the client was more than happy to pay the DirecTV price even if they only wanted CNN or FOX. It just didn't seem to make sense (yet) to

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
Agreed, but IMO just not quite ready for prime time . yet. grin Best, Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 8:23 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] IPTV IPTV is also the

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Brad Belton wrote: Correct, we see the same requests. However, why try re-inventing the wheel when DirecTV already has a solution in place? Every time this issue has popped up the client was more than happy to pay the DirecTV price even if they only wanted CNN or FOX. Are you reselling

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Not ready for prime time...? There's already several hundred thousand subscribers on IPTV platforms in the US alone, so I'm not sure what you're waiting for... what shortcomings are you seeing? The technology IS being deployed in prime time scenarios already (ATT, which is not known for being

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Matt, I'm understanding from you that if there was a good way to do this, you'd definitely be interested? Is anyone else out there potentially interested? This is an area that I've been working in for quite a while now, and the technology is there and deployable. There are two main obstacles,

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
I guess most of us would want to know what would be required of us (infrastructure wise) to be able to do this kind of service. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Clint Ricker wrote: Matt, I'm understanding from you that if there was a good way to do this, you'd definitely be interested? Is anyone else out there potentially interested? This is an area that I've been working in for quite a while now, and the technology is there and deployable. There are

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brandon Brownlee
I'd be interested. I've checked a few, and so far have been unable to find a solution with programming that allows you to broadcast wirelessly due to license agreements. Not to mention one channel is approximately 4megs, and HD is 20megs, at TV quality anyway. These two things are large technical

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
MPEG-4 systems can provide much better bitrates. Most of DirecTV's HD is in MPEG-4. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Brandon Brownlee [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday,

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread CHUCK PROFITO
How much better? Chuck Profito 209-988-7388 CV-ACCESS, INC [EMAIL PROTECTED] Providing High Speed Broadband to Rural Central California -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 8:14 AM To: WISPA

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Sam Tetherow
Forrest, I didn't mean to be offensive in my email, or imply that you are doing anything bad with your billing/usage model. I was just stating my opinion concerning the increased usage of bandwidth by customers and the WISP industry in general. I'm pretty sure that everyone agrees that

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
I've heard of 768 kb SD and HD under 5 megs, though I forget how far under 5 megs. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: CHUCK PROFITO [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, September

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Jeromie Reeves
My research show that the main cost is the STB more so then the head end. VLS makes a pretty decent head-end depending on what you want to serve out. I had setup VLS with access to current IPTV stations as well as HD stored media. The streaming was very simple to to, albeit network intensive. I

[WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
I was a WISP in the late 90s and early 00s. Some of you may know me. It's good to see many familiar faces still here. In recent years, I have pursued new interests but I keep thinking back on my experiences as a WISP. I had a lot of good times back then. I'm thinking about creeping back

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
Wow, I think the last time I saw this guy was WISPCON-Dallas... the first one if there was more than one. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Allen Marsalis [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday,

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread lakeland
OMG! I guess you dont love me anymore because you dont return my emails :-( Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Allen Marsalis [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:16:57 To:wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Bob Moldashel
YeahThat was him And yes..it was the first one. Because I was at the second one ( I think) and he banged in sick for the show (or something...) :-) -B- Mike Hammett wrote: Wow, I think the last time I saw this guy was WISPCON-Dallas... the first one if there was more than one.

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Gino Villarini
Wow! Im witnessing the return of a pioneer! Welcome back Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Allen Marsalis Sent: Monday, September

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Gino Villarini
You 900 idea souns interesting, but youll need a 900 muni client and/or 900 pcmcia card for customers Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 11:29 AM 9/10/2007, you wrote: Wow, I think the last time I saw this guy was WISPCON-Dallas... the first one if there was more than one. That was me. There is only one me, that's for sure. :)Dallas WISPCON was my last convention. Allen

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 11:42 AM 9/10/2007, Bob Moldashel wrote: YeahThat was him And yes..it was the first one. Because I was at the second one ( I think) and he banged in sick for the show (or something...) Bob I remember missing you in Chicago but not Dallas. If I ever knew you were in Dallas, I'd

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 11:42 AM 9/10/2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OMG! I guess you dont love me anymore because you dont return my emails :-( I do love you Bob and I'm truly sorry about that. Around '04 I used to spend about 4 to 6 hours a day on email and my new boss put an end to all that.

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 11:49 AM 9/10/2007, you wrote: You 900 idea souns interesting, but youll need a 900 muni client and/or 900 pcmcia card for customers Thanks much for the reply Gino. My idea is like muni wireless in that there really is no CPE per se. With muni wifi, each node is on top of a light pole

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Steve Stroh
Allen: Metricom did. Thanks, Steve On 9/10/07, Allen Marsalis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip I take it that nobody has ever built a 900MHz NLOS mesh network before. Which is not a good sign to me. That's a sign that my idea probably won't work. Allen -- Steve Stroh

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread George Rogato
So does this mean that you now agree with me that little wireless cards can be used for wireless broadband? George :) Allen Marsalis wrote: At 11:49 AM 9/10/2007, you wrote: You 900 idea souns interesting, but youll need a 900 muni client and/or 900 pcmcia card for customers

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 12:56 PM 9/10/2007, Steve Stroh wrote: Allen: Metricom did. Thanks, Steve Thanks for the reply Steve. Can you share if they were able to make it work or not? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Allen

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Joel White
Alan, There is a second manufacture of 900 Mini-Pci cards which is Zcomax. The two (ubnt and Zcomax don't talk because of different center frequencies. Zcomax is what Tranzeo is using in there 900 products, so this may be a good way to go, with the ability to have pre-manufactured client radios.

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread David E. Smith
Allen Marsalis wrote: I take it that nobody has ever built a 900MHz NLOS mesh network before. Which is not a good sign to me. That's a sign that my idea probably won't work. I'd be very skeptical just because of what I lovingly call the Tropos Effect. Obviously, all these nodes

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 01:02 PM 9/10/2007, George Rogato wrote: So does this mean that you now agree with me that little wireless cards can be used for wireless broadband? George :) Yes George I do. In fact I used pcmcia cards back in '03 and '04 at ShreveNet for residential pops with good results after we

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Joel White
Metricom was one of the ones that we were uninstalling in Tempe. i.e. out of business. I don't know if that was technical issues or management or a combo of both. Joel White NexGenAccess Inc. www.nexgenaccess.com 740-513-4122 NexGenAccess Inc. http://www.nexgenaccess.com -- Original

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
Wow thanks for the info Joel. I bought a couple of SR9's last week and I'm experimenting now. I might need a 900MHz range spectrum analyzer for this one. :) Re: In fact, I worked under you I believe!! LOL, well sort of. There was no budget, so my job was pretty weird while it lasted.

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Forrest W Christian
Sam Tetherow wrote: Forrest, I didn't mean to be offensive in my email, or imply that you are doing anything bad with your billing/usage model. I was just stating my opinion concerning the increased usage of bandwidth by customers and the WISP industry in general. If I came accross defensive,

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Bushard, Jr
I would like to look at the bandwidth per channel your system would use. Around here there are multiple tv's per household, and very few are ever on the same channel. That is where I see the issue, even at 1 meg per feed X 3 STB's kills my 900Mhz Canopy AP. Mike Bushard, Jr Wisper Wireless

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
We provide symmetrical service to our customers. 2Mb/s down and up... show me a typical Cable or DSL provider who can do that. In fact, most cable plants are severely limited in the upload direction just because of how the return path is configured (it all lives below channel 2). You can

[WISPA] OT: rural WISP testers needed

2007-09-10 Thread Patrick Leary
Hi folks, We are looking for a handful of WISPs to do some product testing on an entirely new WISP multipoint product line from Alvarion. You need not be a current Alvarion WISP (and this is not intended for those with BreezeACCESS VL networks). The line is intended for the most cost sensitive

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread George Rogato
I'm glad your still around the industry Allen, every one in a while someone says, Where's Allen M? Makes us wonder. Myself, I would only look at 900 as a temporary frequency to use. Maybe a couple years, more in the very rural areas and less urban wise. Too many others are using 900 or

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread George Rogato
Forrest W Christian wrote: we're trying to rid ourselves of exactly the same people that the cable companies are ridding themselves of - those which expect a full bore pipe for less than it costs us to purchase the bandwidth. I just had a guy who wanted to sign up but wanted to define what

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread John Valenti
Allen, It sounds as if you might be proposing this for a suburban or even tree filled urban environment. One problem you might run into is clear spectrum in 900MHz. I've use Trango gear out in rural areas, where it works OK. I've only done a few scans in the city (East Lansing and

RE: [WISPA] OT: rural WISP testers needed

2007-09-10 Thread Patrick Leary
So a bunch of you are asking for a bit more detail in order to know if you might be interested. So I can add the following in the way of analogy. If BreezeACCESS VL is a Lexus, the new line would like a Corolla -- still from Alvarion so the expected quality will be there, just not all the bells

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Not to be overly provocative here, but why are you paying $60/meg? You're a trade organization...make deals with each other, share your upstream peers, buy in bulk, and get your $60/meg to $30/meg, $20/meg, or even lower... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies On 9/10/07, George Rogato [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
I'm paying $150, but I only have 1. ;-) Getting together on purchases of things never really seems to get anywhere. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Clint Ricker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Matt Liotta
Mike Hammett wrote: I'm paying $150, but I only have 1. ;-) Getting together on purchases of things never really seems to get anywhere. The reason one side has to be the vendor and the other side the customer. Nobody seems to want to be the customer of their peer. -Matt

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Sam Tetherow
I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm paying $85/meg but over half that cost is in transport which I can't do anything about. And before you tell me to bring it in wirelessly I suggest you do a google map on Valentine Nebraska ;) The last time I checked I was significantly cheaper than

[WISPA] Laptop

2007-09-10 Thread Brian Rohrbacher
I need a new one. Anyone got a laptop that works outside well? I can't see the screen on my dell very well. Brian ** Join us at the WISPA Reception at 6:30 PM on October the 16th 2007 at ISPCON ** ** ISPCON

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Yeah...I know... been there, done that. The cable companies and the bells compete with each other over millions of dollars of business, and yet can somehow release similtaneous FCC filings, press releases, position papers, and so forth. Most independents don't compete with each other, and yet

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread Travis Johnson
That doesn't work really well because of the various WISPs around the entire country. Our biggest expense isn't the actual bandwidth (that's usually around $20/meg)... it's the cost of the transport from the closest NOC. For us, that transport is at least 200 miles. Travis Microserv Clint

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
Good point regarding added value to the IP service we are offering. VoIP has added a certain stickiness for us already. If we had IPTV to bundle in as well it could only help. Best, Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Liotta

RE: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
Please expand a bit more on your offering. Inquiring minds want to know. Best, Brad -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Clint Ricker Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 9:31 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] IPTV Not ready for

RE: [WISPA] OT: rural WISP testers needed

2007-09-10 Thread Brad Belton
Oh, come on now Patrick...don't tease us! If such a critter was born it would certainly be considered by Alvarion Engineers as the bastard child. However, while they're concocting such an abomination why not add software controlled dual polarity? grin Cheers to Alvarion for expanding the

Re: [WISPA] Looking for cheap RAS

2007-09-10 Thread Zack Kneisley
I assume you mean a 3Com Total Control, Cisco 5300, or Ascend. My personal favorite is the 3Com as I have worked with these units for over 10 years and they are reliable. check ebay.. most of the time the shipping cost more than the unit. On 9/9/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [WISPA] You're all going to lose ( I hope not)

2007-09-10 Thread George Rogato
Clint Ricker wrote: Not to be overly provocative here, but why are you paying $60/meg? You're a trade organization...make deals with each other, share your upstream peers, buy in bulk, and get your $60/meg to $30/meg, $20/meg, or even lower... -Clint Ricker Kentnis Technologies Hmmm, How

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Steve Stroh
Allen: Metricom's long out of business, but technologically, they made it work (albeit at ~28 Kbps, and later ~128 Kbps). One of the key things they did to make it work at 902-928 MHz is to use FHSS and small channel sizes rather than fixed, wide channels as all the current 902-928 MHz BWIA gear

Re: [WISPA] Looking for cheap RAS

2007-09-10 Thread George Rogato
I've got some Patton Electronic 24 port 56k ras's. They all worked great when I moved to outsourced modems. Make me an offer. George Zack Kneisley wrote: I assume you mean a 3Com Total Control, Cisco 5300, or Ascend. My personal favorite is the 3Com as I have worked with these units for

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
Thank you David for your thoughts on this. I too am a bit skeptical. :) Which is why I decided to ask for comments from you guys. There is the additional issue of mesh routing protocols but I think (and I mean think) I may have that covered if the physical stuff worked out ok. It's just

Re: [WISPA] OT: rural WISP testers needed

2007-09-10 Thread Ryan Langseth
Patrick, What do you have for more information. I would be interested in it. I just need to run it past Phil and Dave. Thanks, Ryan Patrick Leary wrote: Hi folks, We are looking for a handful of WISPs to do some product testing on an entirely new WISP multipoint product line from

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
Thanks George. Sounds like wise advice to me considering all the things happening within the industry in recent years. Google is petitioning the FCC for nationwide prime spectrum? I'm short a few billion it seems.. Even if my idea is technically doable, then I must go find the right

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 04:00 PM 9/10/2007, John Valenti wrote: Allen, It sounds as if you might be proposing this for a suburban or even tree filled urban environment. One problem you might run into is clear spectrum in 900MHz. I've use Trango gear out in rural areas, where it works OK. I've only done a few scans

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 05:12 PM 9/10/2007, you wrote: Allen: Metricom's long out of business, but technologically, they made it work (albeit at ~28 Kbps, and later ~128 Kbps). One of the key things they did to make it work at 902-928 MHz is to use FHSS and small channel sizes rather than fixed, wide channels as

Re: [WISPA] IPTV

2007-09-10 Thread Clint Ricker
Brad, Here's what I'm looking at, and what would generally be involved... I do a lot of work with cable / video, and, having previously worked in the independent ISP industry, I'm familiar with both worlds. One of the major problems that I see that independents face is that they are trying to

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Steve Stroh
Allen: While progress in satellite communications can be measured in 5 year increments - to design, fund, and launch them... technological progress DOES come, and has. Spot beams are now a standard feature on all new satellites, and it's beginning to make a big difference. Watch to see what

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Patrick Leary
Allen, great to see you pop up on the list again. You've been missed. Patrick Leary AVP, Market Development Alvarion, Inc. o: 650.314.2628 c: 760.580.0080 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Visit Alvarion at WiMAX World Chicago, September 25-27 Booth #409 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
At 06:37 PM 9/10/2007, Patrick Leary wrote: Allen, great to see you pop up on the list again. You've been missed. Thanks Patrick. I trust all is going well with you. I hear you are now vice president. Great job! (I mean that both ways. You do a great job and have a great job) :) Our

[WISPA] FW: Launch of LoKT Telecom/Internet Blog- www.ispcleclaw.com

2007-09-10 Thread Rick Harnish
I have added a link to Kris Twomey's new Blog to the WISPA homepage. Judging from today’s post, we need to keep our eye open for an upcoming NPRM on possible use of 2155-2175 mHz. See excerpt below: “The FCC refused to grant M2Z's request for a (basically free) national license in the

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Dylan Oliver
Isn't WildBlue actually leasing a HughesNet/DirecWay satellite? Thus sprach a HughesNet installer, anyway. On 9/10/07, Steve Stroh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Allen: While progress in satellite communications can be measured in 5 year increments - to design, fund, and launch them...

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Dylan Oliver
Not so. Just look up the opening bid for your CMA.. On 9/10/07, Allen Marsalis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks George. Sounds like wise advice to me considering all the things happening within the industry in recent years. Google is petitioning the FCC for nationwide prime spectrum? I'm

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Patrick Leary
LOL. My girls are 6.5 and 4 now. They don't care much what the shirt says so long as it has something sparkly on it. :) And I have plenty of old BreezeCOM shirts still. Patrick -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Allen Marsalis Sent:

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Gino Villarini
I'll bet they prefer the Motorola Canopy T-shirts! ;-) ... ducking! Gino A. Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Patrick Leary Sent: Monday,

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Hammett
Does anyone have some to send down? - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Gino Villarini [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 8:35 PM Subject: RE: [WISPA] Thoughts

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Mike Bushard, Jr
Talk to your local sales rep... Mike Bushard, Jr Wisper Wireless Solutions, LLC 320-256-WISP (9477) 320-256-9478 Fax -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 8:40 PM To: WISPA General List Subject:

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Steve Stroh
Dylan: WildBlue is leasing satellite transponders for their current service, but I don't think they have anything to do with Hughes. Thanks, Steve On 9/10/07, Dylan Oliver [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Isn't WildBlue actually leasing a HughesNet/DirecWay satellite? Thus sprach a HughesNet

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
I'm proud to say no Canopy shirts in this house Gino! I can't afford them. (major ducking) :) Allen At 08:35 PM 9/10/2007, Gino Villarini wrote: I'll bet they prefer the Motorola Canopy T-shirts! ;-) ... ducking!

RE: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Allen Marsalis
I was only about a half year off. Not bad for an old man. :) I'm not sure I remember your youngest though. A belated congratulations to you! I know you are proud of them both. My son is now a freshman in high school and has outgrown me already. Homecoming is this Saturday. Wow how

Re: [WISPA] Thoughts on 900MHz mesh networks

2007-09-10 Thread Butch Evans
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Allen Marsalis wrote: I was a WISP in the late 90s and early 00s. Some of you may know me. It's good to see many familiar faces still here. In recent years, I have pursued new interests but I keep thinking back on my experiences as a WISP. I had a lot of good times

Re: [WISPA] Laptop

2007-09-10 Thread Jenco Wireless
The Lenovo x61 is supposed to be pretty good - I just can't make myself spend that kind of money. On 9/10/07, Brian Rohrbacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need a new one. Anyone got a laptop that works outside well? I can't see the screen on my dell very well. Brian