[WISPA] San Jose Tower

2008-09-12 Thread Peter R.
We are trying to bring certified Tower Climbing training to ISPCON San Jose. Is there a tower nearby? Regards, Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc. WISPA Wants You! Join today! http://signup.wispa.org/

Re: [WISPA] e-rate

2006-03-30 Thread Peter R.
http://www.fcc.gov/learnnet/ http://www.universalservice.org/sl/ http://www.e-ratecentral.com/us/stateInformation.asp?state=KY http://www.rad-info.net/erate.htm KyWiFi LLC wrote: Where does a WISP look to find out if their state/city will allow them to provide broadband service to schools

[WISPA] Wireless ISPs stake claims

2006-04-03 Thread Peter R.
Being a wireless Internet service provider is becoming a popular business. A handful of local companies, large and small, are bringing different approaches to the marketplace, hoping to distinguish themselves and stake a position in the front of an industry headed toward consolidation -- not

[WISPA] Nortel to test Wireless Mesh in Israel

2006-04-03 Thread Peter R.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060403/wr_nm/telecoms_israel_nortel_dc_2 Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://4isps.com/newsletter.htm -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

Re: [WISPA] I guess we do not count

2006-04-04 Thread Peter R.
John Scrivner wrote: WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. subscribers to broadband high-speed Internet service jumped 32.3 percent to 42.9 million lines in the year ended June 2005, the Federal Communications Commission reported on Monday. These figures were collected

Re: [WISPA] DSL vs. Wireless Broadband

2006-04-05 Thread Peter R.
Tom DeReggi wrote: I've been plaqued by this problem, as my company name is... RapidDSL. It gets me the leads, but it also starts every sales call out with why I'm charging more than $50 a month for my service, that I generally get $150-$500 a month for. I'm seeing this company name as a

[WISPA] BST, ATT, Sprint and 2.3G and 2.5G

2006-04-05 Thread Peter R.
BellSouth, the second-largest owner of 2.5GHz spectrum in the U.S., controls spectrum in most of the 50 largest markets, according to published reports. It also has substantial 2.3GHz spectrum (acquired in auctions in 1997). SBC Communications also gained a large amount of 2.3GHz spectrum when

Re: [WISPA] CPE Cost Ideas Needed

2006-04-05 Thread Peter R.
Be tough to get a 4 year contract. Plus how are you going to enforce these contracts? Who owns the CPE after install? Who takes care of maintenance? How about a Priority install charge to help off-set the CPE? Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. 4isps.com marketingideaguy.com Joshua M. Andrews

Re: [WISPA] Is this real? More unlicensed bands?

2006-04-07 Thread Peter R.
hraunfoss.*fcc*.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-255351A1.pdf In today’s 2nd Report and Order, the Commission amended its rules for general Part 15 unlicensed operations that use wide bandwidths but are not classified as UWB devices under its rules. It increased the peak power limits and

Re: [WISPA] TDM

2006-04-10 Thread Peter R.
Anthony Will wrote: Im I wrong here because I believe a T1 line utilizes TDD (Time Division Duplexing)? Thus it is a half duplex solution. In reality it feels like a full duplex solution due to the timing. Anthony It is TDM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-division_multiplexing TDM T1's

[WISPA] MIMO

2006-04-11 Thread Peter R.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/73487 *Avoiding MIMO* /Professor warns: stick with 802.11g/ Posted 2006-04-10 13:22:06 Incorrectly advising users that new 802.11n gear won't work with old hotspots, an article in the Boston Globe

Re: [WISPA] Tech Support Call Center Interest ?

2006-04-12 Thread Peter R.
Tom, The key to growth in business is hiring the right people. You can successfully run more than one business at the same time with capable employees - as well as processes, procedures and controls in place. (This is the key to franchising and the E-Myth, btw). Three problems: 1) Finding

[WISPA] FCC Sets Rules For AWS Auction

2006-04-13 Thread Peter R.
At its monthly open meeting earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved plans to reallocate spectrum below 3 GHz now earmarked for new Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) and to set into motion a June 29 auction of the AWS radio frequencies for which the FCC expects to

[WISPA] ISPCON

2006-04-17 Thread Peter R.
Is anyone attending ISPCON in Baltimore next month? -- Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://4isps.com/newsletter.htm -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

Re: [WISPA] Brokers / Master Agents for Wireless ?

2006-04-17 Thread Peter R.
Rick, This can be a good thing. Referral programs can be great. I set up compensation plans and referral programs for ISPs. I also am a sales agent for 20+ companies (so I have an idea what the industry averages are). Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect

Re: [WISPA] Brokers / Master Agents for Wireless ?

2006-04-18 Thread Peter R.
Sorry about that! This was supposed to be off-list. Peter R. wrote: Rick, This can be a good thing. Referral programs can be great. I set up compensation plans and referral programs for ISPs. I also am a sales agent for 20+ companies (so I have an idea what the industry averages

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality and AOL ...It Begins

2006-04-19 Thread Peter R.
Matt, Dave's topic isn't really Net Neutrality. That is an ISP filtering its own email accounts. You can change ISPs. Net Neutrality deals with the last mile providers - MSO and ILEC - prioritizing their traffic or partner traffic while squeezing out traffic from all other sources. Net

[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] 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] Universal Service Fund White Space

2006-04-22 Thread Peter R.
That's wishful thinking, The harsh reality of DC and politics is something else altogether. When has any act of Congress or the FCC been a consumer benefit in the last 3 years??? And considering many of the WISPs don't want to particpate in federal filings, why would the feds want to let them

[WISPA] Looks like Congress is Giving the Bells more

2006-04-22 Thread Peter R.
http://www.rad-info.net/fcc/ Survey to take: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=675152044966 Statement of Principles: http://www.savetheinternet.com/=principles The SavetheInternet.com Blog: http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/ Tell Congress to Save Net Neutrality Now:

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-24 Thread Peter R.
Marlon K. wrote: It's funny. I thought that getting the local businesses on broadband would help me sell more of it. People would use it at work and want it at home too right? Wrong. They just do all of their stuff at work and sometimes cancel even the dialup! This is because people

Re: [WISPA] Pioneering Wi-Fi City Sees Startup Woes

2006-04-25 Thread Peter R.
Bob Moldashel wrote: 3500 registered users using a network that costs $400K per year to maintain!!! That's $114 per subscriber! Why not just pay to give them DSL! LOL You laugh, but there are ISPs with less than 50 broadband customers. -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Pioneering Wi-Fi City Sees Startup Woes

2006-04-27 Thread Peter R.
Free Municipal Wi-Fi Service Boosts Economic Development in the City of St. Cloud, FL at http://www.digitalcityexpo.com/agenda.htm -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives:

Re: [WISPA] Save the Internet (Net Neutrality)

2006-05-04 Thread Peter R.
Tom, Random mixed thoughts: When I buy a car or a sweater, I understand the tangible asset I have paid for. When I pay a toll on a highway, I understand that it is a tax for the thru-way upkeep. When I buy an internet pipe, I assume when they say 1.5M, I get 1.5M. Anything else better be

[WISPA] Isen presentation on Net Neutrality

2006-05-04 Thread Peter R.
David S. Isenberg is a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/ He worked for ATT Labs until he wrote /The Rise of the Stupid Network /in May 1997. Network Neutrality Reality A podcast of my Berkman Lunch Talk yesterday, Network Neutrality

Re: [WISPA] AOL offering wireless internet over Clearwires network

2006-05-04 Thread Peter R.
Tough to herd those cats, but you may want to really move on this. Get all the AOL® you want using your existing connection with 10 hours of dial-up, just in case. *$14.95* per month. With a BB connection, as low as $25.95 for Unlimited access to AOL. (http://discover.aol.com/allplans.adp)

Re: [WISPA] Net Neutrality

2006-05-04 Thread Peter R.
Last year at ISPCON, Earl Comstock (CEO of COMPTEL and one of the authors of th TA96) explained that the mess we are in today is due to so many varied interests yelling at DC. All of them say regulate him, but not me. That doesn't work well in trying to language a bill. (I still say it should

Re: [WISPA] Save the Internet (Net Neutrality)

2006-05-05 Thread Peter R.
Charles, Many do indeed :) - Peter Charles Wu wrote: But that's just the last mile local loop -- what about the ATM DS-3 circuit coming back (and so forth) Then there's servicing costs / etc Keep in mind -- Bell copper has been amortized for quite a long time now -- and has been installed

Re: [WISPA] Save the Internet (Net Neutrality)

2006-05-05 Thread Peter R.
What tariff rate? DSL is unregulated and de-tariffed. It is also subsidized by voice services, since it uses the same copper pair. Billing is miniscule (less than $1) because you already get a bill. Their IP and ATM combined cost is less than $2 per subscriber. The real overhead is tech support

Re: [WISPA] Save the Internet (Net Neutrality)

2006-05-05 Thread Peter R.
According to Eric Lee, most of the 500+ members of Congress don't understand any of this stuff, but have to write a bill that does. Hence, do you really think that Congress or the FCC takes in to account the difference between fiber and wireless? How about the cable system and the PSTN? How

[WISPA] ATT reselling Wildblue

2006-05-08 Thread Peter R.
To fill in on rural gaps, ATT is selling Wildblue satellite internet service under its own brand. [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060508/ap_on_hi_te/at_t_satellite_broadband_1] The company already has been trying fixed wireless broadband in Alaska, Georgia and New Jersey. One of the

[WISPA] USF explained

2006-05-09 Thread Peter R.
Sue Crawford explains USF: http://scrawford.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/2/1928428.html -- Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://4isps.com/newsletter.htm -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

Re: [WISPA] gas prices

2006-05-10 Thread Peter R.
You run your business as a sole proprietor? That means you have no asset protection - and you can only take advantage of about 25% of the tax code. S Corp or LLC allows you both asset protection and tax breaks. Marlon, spend the $1000 to have a corporate attorney get you incorporated and get

[WISPA] Wireless Spectrum Fraud

2006-05-12 Thread Peter R.
Teletruth News Alert: May 11, 2006 Contact: Bruce Kushnick, [EMAIL PROTECTED] To read the full complaint: http://www.teletruth.org/docs/wirelesscomplaintfin.pdf Wireless Spectrum Fraud by ATT, Cingular (SBC BellSouth), Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint? Are these "Very Small Businesses"?

Re: [WISPA] more CRM

2006-05-12 Thread Peter R.
JohnnyO wrote: A $120,000,000/yr company here just moved to a CRM packaged called SalesLogix ? They have been very happy with it. It's price point is very attractive and the flexibility seems to be there. JohnnyO SalesLogix and SalesForce.com spend big advertising dollars. SugarCRM is the

[WISPA] M2Z - nationwide project

2006-05-22 Thread Peter R.
A high-powered group of local tech execs and former government officials has started a company to build a $400 million national wireless broadband network. The company, M2Z Networks, plans to sell high-speed bandwidth to Internet service providers while making slower access available to the

Re: [WISPA] Federal Excise tax

2006-05-25 Thread Peter R.
You can only collect 3 years worth according to law. -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Re: [WISPA] Coming soon: The Web toll

2006-05-25 Thread Peter R.
After all this time, you still don't get it USF, taxes, and national interest are built into the PSTN. The FCC E-911 ruling was just one hurdle to prevent VoIP from deflowering the PSTN. As it is, at every turn, the BOCs are losing lines. Cable has taken almost 10M VoIP lines already.

Re: [WISPA] What do you think?

2006-05-25 Thread Peter R.
I think if you haven't already contacted your Congress critter about this, you should do it first thing in the morning. Jeff Broadwick wrote: Sorry for the cross post... http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/05/25/the.web.toll/index.html Coming soon: The Web toll New laws may transform

[WISPA] St Cloud, FL

2006-05-26 Thread Peter R.
http://www.wispcentric.com/content/view/4404/87/ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/osceola/orl-wifi2006may20,0,4256542.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-osceola May 20, 2006 *St. Cloud, Florida, is probably unfairly receiving close scrutiny on its free, city-wide network paid with

Re: [WISPA] Coming soon: The Web toll

2006-05-27 Thread Peter R.
Dreaming... hope you have a Plan B, Ethan Hunt. Frank Muto wrote: I do get it, but at a different view point. I'll agree that the USF should still be available, but let's widen the tax base and lower the percentage. This also is a good time to look again at structural separation of the

Re: [WISPA] Coming soon: The Web toll

2006-05-28 Thread Peter R.
You better start collecting big $$ and handing checks to Senators or you will never get it off the ground. Don't you remember Penn. PSC over the VZ LD? One week they decide to break it up. ATT says it will cost $250M; VZ says $1B PSC Commissioners afraid that their car would explode. 6 weeks

Re: [WISPA] Coming soon: The Web toll - Last post on this subject

2006-05-29 Thread Peter R.
Frank, In the same day as your post on WISPA, you are asking if anyone is filing comments to the BST-ATT merger on other lists. Surely, your supporters will at least take 5 minutes to write a comment. No? Why not? Because it is easier to say I support something verbally than to actually do

Re: [WISPA] This is HUGE!

2006-05-30 Thread Peter R.
Because number of subs is the measuring stick. Revenue is more important; but profit is the most important. Not many can speak to profit, so they measure in subs. - Peter Matt Liotta wrote: Not sure why the number of customers is even important when the quality of customers can vary so

Re: [WISPA] This is HUGE!

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
Actually, Cbeyond originally only sold one product. A dynamic T1. Basically, one product offering to a specific target market. Focused. - Peter Patrick Leary wrote: Any operator with some decent residential mix would be drooling to have a $100 ARPU Matt. No matter what technology is being

Re: [WISPA] DSL Comes to Town: What to do

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
One thing to do is shore up your most profitable customers. Re-contract them. Add services for them. And survey them. Why do they buy from you; What other communication needs to they have; What challenges do they see in technology. Video tape a testimonial from your best customers about why

Re: [WISPA] ARPU

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
is not good.) I think their are more important factors like, Time till ROI? Profit during that time, and anticipated profit per year after that time (ROI). Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband - Original Message - From: Peter R. [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] Vonage

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
Never. The model doesn't work at their pricing model. They will never be profitable. The $279 acquisition costs don't include hardware, advertising, referral fees, coop fees to retail partners. Their churn is double digits. They don't indicate how many purchase hardware and never activate.

Re: [WISPA] Walla Walla

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
Actually, according to the Census data, Walla Walla has 2,252 businesses. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53/5375775.html Even 5% of that would be a great business. - Peter -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

[WISPA] Building a Nationwide WISP Collective

2006-05-31 Thread Peter R.
May 24, 2006 Why have one big wireless ISP when you can have hundreds of small ones? That's the question NuTel Broadband Corporation http://nutelbroadband.com/ of Cranbury, New Jersey seems to be answering. The company wants to create partnerships with existing ISPs — or just entrepreneurial

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
If it would be a huge burden to small businesses, then the SBA can file under the Small Business Burden Act (forget what it is actually called). The federal gov't cannot create regulations that would be a hardship for SMB owners. BTW, imagine having 2M BB users and how much space that would

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
Actually, the ACLU declined to meet with the AG FBI saying basically You have got to be kidding. Mark Koskenmaki wrote: Did anyone notice that the ACLU hasn't peeped a negative word against requiring the logging of all internet use by individuals? We're on our own, as individuals, as

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
All of this is pedantic. It seems consensus is this is a crazy idea. Everyone agrees. Problems: Hardship. Too much info. No chain of evidence. Unsecure. No space or time. Unreasonable. Who do we send the letter to? I'll help a board member or Mark K. compose one. Regards, Peter -- WISPA

Re: [WISPA] ISP Associations (was Why's WISPA silent about this)

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
George, Welcome to my world. A world where ISP's bitch about everything, but take little action. A world where the ISP associations are supposed to miraculously handle everything with little budget and a even less manpower. (You are experiencing this now in WISPA). FISPA, AASP, II4A and the

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? - small ISPs built

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
Not only true in DC, but to the general public as well, Larry. Larry Yunker wrote: I doubt quite seriously that any heads of executive branch departments realize that broadband/internet services are sometimes/often? provided by companies with a staff of less than ten and gross revenues less

[WISPA] Template - edit as see fit

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
If writing to Senators or House Representatives: The Honorable (full name) Date Your name Your company’s name Your address line 1 Your address line 2 City, State, Zip Dear Senator (last name): —OR— Dear Representative (last name): As your constituent, with a vested interest in the protection

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? - ACTION

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.
I don't think anyone believes you will go Quietly :) However, when you make that noise, are you aiming it at your Congress Critter? Or just into the ether that is a listserv? In the time it took to write and read the 30 or so posts on the subject, you could have written a press release or

Re: [WISPA] USIIA

2006-06-05 Thread Peter R.
Excuse me, but USIIA has never been a friend of the independent ISP. USIIA and Dave McClure have pro RBOC on almost every issue. Verizon sits on your board! (http://www.usiia.org/about/board.htm) Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. David Sovereen wrote: Many of you seem to be of the belief that

Re: [WISPA] Join WISPA?

2006-06-05 Thread Peter R.
You must get some benefit or why be on the listserv? You obviously support two other orgs that do lobbying - and WISPA does stay active in DC on your behalf. I had made some suggestions on the Promotion list about this General List. Maybe it should be by subscription only and the archives for

Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this?

2006-06-05 Thread Peter R.
There are still things that can be learned for our Canadian members. Perhaps some of the Canadian members can form a committee to watch regulatory, legislative, and politics in Canada. There are parallels between the US Canada and they should be taken advantage of. - Peter Carl A Jeptha

[WISPA] Justice Department Fails to Get Agreement on Data Retention

2006-06-06 Thread Peter R.
Justice Department Fails to Get Agreement on Data Retention A meeting at the U.S. Justice Department to discuss forcing Internet providers to record Americans' online activities ended without reaching an agreement, according to multiple participants. The meeting of about 15 industry

[WISPA] FCC SPECTRUM SHARING INNOVATION TEST-BED comments

2006-06-08 Thread Peter R.
Released: 06/08/2006. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON CREATION OF A SPECTRUM SHARING INNOVATION TEST-BED. (Dkt No 06-89). Comments Due: 07/10/2006. Reply Comments Due: 07/24/2006. (FCC No. 06-77). OET. Contact: Saurbh Chhabra at (202) 418-2266, email: [EMAIL

[WISPA] MobilePro Ditches Sacramento

2006-06-12 Thread Peter R.
MobilePro Ditches Muni Mesh Project http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/17055.html Wireless data specialist MobilePro this morning walked away from its contract to build a citywide Wi-Fi mesh in Sacramento, Calif. - only two months after the first test system went live - in what looks to be an

[WISPA] Covad/Nextweb XO/Nextlink

2006-06-13 Thread Peter R.
Partners Tap LMDS For Powered-Up Wireless Ethernet /search/?query=Ethernet http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/17142.html http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/telecomweb.com/;sz=180x150;ord=021450 Wireless broadband service provider *Nextlink Wireless Inc.*, a subsidiary of *XO Holdings Inc.*, is teaming

Re: [WISPA] How do you market your WISP

2006-06-13 Thread Peter R.
I have a Power Point I did for some ISPs about Marketing. Hit me off-list with your name contact info, if you want it. Regards, Peter RAD-INFO, Inc. - NSP Strategist We Help ISPs Connect Communicate 813.963.5884 http://4isps.com/newsletter.htm [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Scott; I

Re: [WISPA] How do you market your WISP

2006-06-13 Thread Peter R.
Chad, Thanks for the great email! I'll change 2 of yours: Referrals: instead of a credit on the bill... send them a check.. that's a bigger WOW! Word of Mouth: have downloadable videos of HOWTO's. With your logo prominently displayed on shirts, hats, mouse pads, cups, etc. (Product

Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering

2006-06-19 Thread Peter R.
Pat, VoIP is going to be a steady stream of anywhere from 30k to 100k depending on codec, equipment and handshake. (Think of it like the way modem's work ... you don't get 56k, you get what is negotiated. Hosted PBX or IP Centrex offerings tend to eat up more bandwidth. Can your network

Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering - Skype, Yahoo, MS

2006-06-19 Thread Peter R.
Marlon, He did say he was selling to SMB, not Resi. Very few small businesses are going to use Yahoo, AIM, or MS as a dial-tone replacement. Skype is free within the US now, so some will try that, but there are security concerns (growing daily) about VoIP, especially with the mandatory CALEA

[WISPA] Hearing on USF

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
From: On Behalf Of Eric Lee Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:54 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Open-net-working-group] Hearing on USF There will be a hearing tomorrow on the high-cost-fund in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. I’m told but can’t confirm that there will be a follow-up

Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering - Skype, Yahoo, MS

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
I would almost buy this statement if it weren't for the fact that cell phone call quality is horrible. Add bluetooth headsets to the equation and windshear and I can't hear a blessed word some people are saying. And this has not stopped people from using cell phones. Consumers switch to VoIP

[WISPA] WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/17310.html http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/telecomweb.com/;sz=180x150;ord=021450 The *Wireless Communications Association International* (WCA) has come down against network-neutrality legislation, joining one of the pressure

[WISPA] VoIP Is About More Than Replacing The Phone

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
VoIP Is About More Than Replacing The Phone http://techdirt.com/articles/20060530/0032231.shtml For way too long, most of the attention on VoIP has focused on how it's a cheaper telephone replacement option -- which a few people have pointed out is the wrong lesson to take from VoIP. Yes, it

[WISPA] Re: 911 compliance

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
The 911 call is going to use SS7 information like caller ID and address from the LIDB database to send help. Your script can't really do that. If it could, you would need to test hck out of it and find a way to get insurance to cover when it didn't work and you were sued for criminal

Re: [WISPA] VoIP Is About More Than Replacing The Phone

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
I beg to differ... Find-me/follow-me, Outlook Integration, Billing Platform Integration, video phone, do not disturb, call logs, distributed call centers, IVR, and the list goes on VoIP is actually more than a phone. But then it is to business, not necessarily resi, which it is about

Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering - Skype, Yahoo, MS

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
VZ Local/LD single Resi POTS line in Tampa, FL is $78 total bill. My CallVantage line is $41. Rich Comroe wrote: It was my impression that most of the US has unmetered local US long distance available for $60 ... something / month. I do. To save $100 to $2000 per month on long distance

Re: [WISPA] Talking Point: Broadband, the phone company, and Bruce

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
I guess you have to know Bruce Kushnick to understand the book. He was a consultant for the Big Boys. When he couldn't stomach how they were ripping everyone off, he switched sides. He has piles of data - much of it from the ILECs themselves in press releases, PUC statements, etc. Get the

Re: [WISPA] Talking Point: Broadband Scandal book

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
Mark Koskenmaki wrote: I'd take whatever this says with a LARGE load of salt. For instance, this paragraph: New franchises? Verizon's FiOS and ATT's Lightspeed are inferior services. We're 16th in broadband because they companies conned the American Public and never delivered. Asia has 100

Re: [WISPA] WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality

2006-06-20 Thread Peter R.
I'd like to point out that the RBOCs own the backbone, the last mile, and the cellular companies, so if they filter or prioritize it should be interesting. Word is L3 is buying all fiber so that they can be equals with VZ att. - Peter -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Talking Point: Broadband Scandal book

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Mark Koskenmaki wrote: taxes to get subsidized services they would not or could not buy if they were to pay the price voluntarily? 1) I think you are arguing for argument sake. 2) Have you read any of his book? He has data, PR, docs to prove his assertions. And who says that thier

Re: [WISPA] WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
No such thing as middle ground in regulation. I actually think No Regulation at this point would be better than any of the plans proposed so far. And after compromises, it will just be a litigation fest like the TA96. - Peter Larry Yunker wrote: Dave, I can see your points and I agree

Re: [WISPA] WCA Weighs In Against Net Neutrality

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
George, Regulation could not be put into effect that would define last-mile, middle mile and backbone. When I called by Congress Critter's office to ask about his position on NN, the bonehead staffer that answered the phone did not even know what that was! Most of the 500+ elected Congress

[WISPA] FCC says VoIP Must Pay USF

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/060621/telecoms_fcc_usf.html?.v=3 Internet phones must pay into subsidy fund, says FCC Wednesday June 21, 12:03 pm ET By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers who use wireless or Internet-based telephones could see their bills rise, as the U.S. Federal

[WISPA] TechDirt on Bruce Kushnick's book

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Earlier this year, we wrote about http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20060131/2021240.shtml Bruce Kushnick's book, $200 Billion Broadband Scandal http://www.newnetworks.com/broadbandscandals.htm , laying out all the details for how the telcos were granted all sorts of subsidies and benefits in

[WISPA] Is Municipal Wi-Fi A Right? If So, Who Pays?

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20060621/tc_zd/181552 para-phrased below The term digital divide is passé and politically incorrect in the context of municipal wireless access. According to industry experts at the MuniWireless Silicon Valley conference, the new nomenclature is digital inclusion.

Re: [WISPA] frame size and fps - was OT: about 70Mbps for under $ 6K

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Earl Comstock stated it best at ISPCON last year: The reason we are in the mess we call telecom today is that 300 companies with an army of lawyers and lobbyists spent $100's of millions to tell Congress the FCC to regulate them and not us. Regulation generally does NOT work that way. You

Re: [WISPA] Outlook

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
Change from HTML or Rich Text to just plain text. -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/

Re: [WISPA] ATA - SIP Adapters

2006-06-21 Thread Peter R.
It would be far cheaper to send them a SET-UP CD that includes copies of AVS anti-virus, Ad-aware, and other security software. And has a softphone client on the CD. Soft Phone can be pre-set. CD would have to be autoplay with a GUI. Tom DeReggi wrote: I think this would be a great sales

[WISPA] Re: 911 compliance

2006-06-23 Thread Peter R.
A company called Teltronics (ww.teltronics.com) sells hardware for MDU 911 detection. Hotels, office buildings, apartment buildings, and campus have issues with final destination for EMS personnel on a 911 call. I would like to suggest that if you offer VoIP, especially to the AZ and FL crowd

Re: 911 compliance (was Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering -Skype, Yahoo, MS)

2006-06-23 Thread Peter R.
Tom, I have to go with Matt on this. I am on a lot of lists, so they get confused, but I have seen way too many people ask for advice on listservs that should have gone to either a CPA, state revenue department, or an attorney. You have no real idea who is replying. He could be giving you

[WISPA] Telecom attorneys

2006-06-25 Thread Peter R.
**There are a few team players required to have a successful business: a CPA, a bookkeeper, a lawyer, and a mentor. Here are 3 telecom lawyers that understand the ISP industry: Kristopher Twomey, Telecom Attorney, Law Office of Kristopher E. Twomey Kris has practiced telecommunications law for

Re: 911 compliance (was Re: [WISPA] VoIP as a service offering -Skype, Yahoo, MS)

2006-06-27 Thread Peter R.
Matt Larsen - Lists wrote: Lets take a step back... I never wrote anything about offering VOIP or 911 or E911 - I merely mentioned selling an Asterisk based phone system that is capable of redirecting long distance calls over VOIP. The customer that I mentioned is not getting their long

[WISPA] Re: 911 compliance

2006-06-27 Thread Peter R.
Matt, PBX vendors aren't Inter-connected VoIP Providers, who are required to serve E-911 wherever they deliver service. You point out the disadvantage of Hosted PBX, but on the other side, when the internet is down, voicemail will still work and failover to alternate numbers should also

Re: [WISPA] www.fon.com - a threat to us all? - back to net neutrality

2006-06-29 Thread Peter R.
Rick Smith wrote: I still don't see why anyone should be able to use my network without paying me for the right to do so. PERIOD. I don't run a network for the benefit of the free world, I run it for the benefit of my checkbook. Which needs SERIOUS help. :) OK, and while we're at it,

[WISPA] EarthLink Unwires Anaheim, Announces Wholesale Program

2006-06-29 Thread Peter R.
EarthLink Unwires Anaheim, Announces Wholesale Program By Tara Seals Posted on: 06/29/2006 EarthLink Inc. launched a municipal Wi-Fi broadband network in Anaheim, Calif., and announced a wholesale Wi-Fi access strategy on Thursday. EarthLink has won bids in several cities to provide citywide

[WISPA] War Driving Police

2006-06-29 Thread Peter R.
http://techdirt.com/articles/20060629/1843240.shtml from a comment: I have yet to understand how having open WiFi poses a threat to anyone. If anyone is going to be war driving I would think it would be the internet providers, since it's your agreement with them that is being broken by leaving

Re: [WISPA] EarthLink Unwires Anaheim, Announces Wholesale Program

2006-07-05 Thread Peter R.
More than 50 nodes per square mile. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Patrick Leary Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:25 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: RE: [WISPA] EarthLink Unwires Anaheim, Announces Wholesale Program Earthlink

[WISPA] Google Threatens Telcos with Antitrust Action

2006-07-06 Thread Peter R.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20060705/bs_nf/44263 In an escalation of the war of words over network neutrality -- the idea that all Internet content would not be prioritized for delivery on the basis of fees - - a top Google executive said Tuesday that the Internet giant would pursue antitrust

Re: More on Clearwire - Intel Moto invest $900 Million Re: [WISPA]Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)

2006-07-06 Thread Peter R.
What would be the Proprietary Platform? Tom DeReggi wrote: I'll say thats one disadvantage of buying into a proprietary platform, you loose out on investment funds from hardware manufacturers. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband -- WISPA Wireless List:

[WISPA] Pitt Wi-Fi

2006-07-06 Thread Peter R.
[http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060706/clth012.html?.v=55] The WiFi Downtown Pittsburgh http://www.DowntownPittsburgh.cominstallation phase was unveiled today in Market Square as Mayor Bob O'Connor hung the network's first transmission radio. Installation of the Downtown wireless network, which

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