Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

2006-04-28 Thread Rick Harnish








Here is the email I sent out to the [EMAIL PROTECTED]
list. Anyone belonging to a state@wispa.org
list should send a similar email out to those perspective lists.
Obviously, you should change the contact for your appropriate state.
Those can be found at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html.







Scott and others,







A company called Open
 Range has applied
for an RUS loan for a nationwide wireless rollout. They have sent out
public notices to newspapers all over the states. I didnt see it
in my local paper but the Huntington Herald Press ran it and a customer alerted
me of it. According the notice we have 30 days (less now) to file papers
showing our service areas. 







The Indiana
contact for the RUS program is:







Allen D. Deforest Illinois



5523 South Cardwell
  Road Indiana



Bloomington,
 Indiana 47403



(812) 825-3727



[EMAIL PROTECTED]







Incumbent Broadband Providers need to file a Legal Notice
Response Form which is found at http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/broadband.htm.
The link to the form can be found in Application Materials. Coverage Maps
are required to be attached to the form. The date of the notice was
4/17/2006. I would get the forms in by the 10th of May to be safe.







Respectfully, 



Rick Harnish

President

OnlyInternet Broadband  Wireless, Inc.

260-827-2482 Office

260-307-4000 Cell

260-918-4340 VoIP

www.oibw.net

[EMAIL PROTECTED]



 







-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of George
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 10:01 AM
To: WISPA Board Members List
Subject: Re: [Board] Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?



Anybody have an response or opinion or ?

George



George wrote:

 Hi guys

 A couple things.

 Do you think that wispa ought to have a vehicle in place for our
wispa 

 members to be able to have help filing for grants like this?

 And shouldn't we ought to add another director or three to the
board to 

 help facilitate some projects.

 I'm sure if we asked the member ship again for 3 more additional 

 candidates that we may just have more interested participation.

 

 I still haven't really gotten going on the promo stuff yet,. Tom
and I 

 started a discussion and we got 3 basic ideals on the table, but
we 

 haven't taken it from there. I feel the next step for us is to
open up 

 applications for additional promo and marketing committee members.

 

 Hoe do you guys feel about this?

 

 George

 

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

 

 anyone seen anything like this before?



 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: D. Ryan Spott

 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:54 PM

 Subject: USDA RUS loans/grants?









 Don't you provide service here?:



 LEGAL NOTICE OPEN RANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC We are a
prospective 

 applicant under the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan
Guarantee 

 Program being administered by the Rural Development, Utilities


 Programs (RDUP), United States Department of Agriculture. We
are 

 required, as a prospective applicant to announce our intent to
provide 

 broadband services (200 kilobits upstream and downstream) in
the State 

 of Washington
in the following communities: Anacortes, Artondale, 

 Burlington,
Camas, Clarkstone Heights-Vineland, College
  Place, East 

 Port Orchard, East Wenatchee Bench, Ephrata, Ferndale,
Fort Lewis, Gig 

 Harbor, Grandview, Green Acres,
Lynden, Moses Lake,
Othello, Quincy,


 Steilacoom, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Waller, Washougal, West Richland. 

 Incumbent broadband service providers have 30 days from the
date of 

 this Legal Notice to inform RDUP if they are currently
providing 

 broadband service in these areas or if they have a commitment
to 

 provide service in these areas. Incumbent broadband service
providers 

 should submit to RDUP, on a form prescribed by RDUP, the
number of 

 residential customers receiving broadband service in the
proposed 

 service area, the rates of data transmission, and the cost of
each 

 level of service or proof of commitment to provide service in
the 

 proposed service area. A map should also be provided showing
the 

 boundaries of your service area in relation to the communities
above. 

 A Legal Notice Response Form can be obtained from RDUP's
website at 

 www.usda.gov/rus/telecom. (This ad is from 04/17/2006 to
04/18/2006.)





 ryan

 

 

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Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

2006-04-28 Thread Dylan Oliver
Is there a centralized listing of all communities to be effected by Open Range?
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RE: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

2006-04-26 Thread Steve Smith
Yes, it is a required step in applying for a grant/loan from RUS.  This is
your opportunity to let RUS know you exist, which from last time I looked at
it made the applicant must less likely to get the grant/loan if you already
provide in the area they are asking for help in.


Steve Smith
Chase 3000
Imperial, NE 69033
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
308 882-3000


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:15 PM
To: isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com
Cc: wireless@wispa.org
Subject: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

anyone seen anything like this before?

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: D. Ryan Spott
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: USDA RUS loans/grants?




Don't you provide service here?:

LEGAL NOTICE OPEN RANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC We are a prospective applicant 
under the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program being 
administered by the Rural Development, Utilities Programs (RDUP), United 
States Department of Agriculture. We are required, as a prospective 
applicant to announce our intent to provide broadband services (200 kilobits

upstream and downstream) in the State of Washington in the following 
communities: Anacortes, Artondale, Burlington, Camas, Clarkstone 
Heights-Vineland, College Place, East Port Orchard, East Wenatchee Bench, 
Ephrata, Ferndale, Fort Lewis, Gig Harbor, Grandview, Green Acres, Lynden, 
Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, Steilacoom, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Waller, 
Washougal, West Richland. Incumbent broadband service providers have 30 days

from the date of this Legal Notice to inform RDUP if they are currently 
providing broadband service in these areas or if they have a commitment to 
provide service in these areas. Incumbent broadband service providers should

submit to RDUP, on a form prescribed by RDUP, the number of residential 
customers receiving broadband service in the proposed service area, the 
rates of data transmission, and the cost of each level of service or proof 
of commitment to provide service in the proposed service area. A map should 
also be provided showing the boundaries of your service area in relation to 
the communities above. A Legal Notice Response Form can be obtained from 
RDUP's website at www.usda.gov/rus/telecom. (This ad is from 04/17/2006 to 
04/18/2006.)


ryan 

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Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

2006-04-26 Thread Brian Whigham

Marlon,
I have not seen one; but I have heard of them.  I feel silly addressing 
you since you are one of the 'experienced' people on this list.


Someone from USDA (or HUD, can't remember) came and presented funding 
options for rural wireless network buildout at a rural broadband 
conference that I attended this past fall 
(http://www.nespal.org/unwired05/program.htm).  One must ensure (due 
dilligence) that there are no networks that are already servicing the 
area.  It appears that the fellow in your post is doing just that in 
order to qualify for the loan.


The loans can be spent on infrastructure and equipment only.  They can 
not be used to rent towerspace or upstream bandwidth.  And they can't be 
used for salaries.  Per the speaker, the loans aren't that hard to 
qualify for.  And they can be for large amounts.


I'm sure you'll find more details on the website that he posted below.

Sorry if I was totally off base; I wasn't quite sure what you were asking.

Brian Whigham
Yonder Networks
888-770-3421
www.yondernetworks.com

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


anyone seen anything like this before?

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: D. Ryan Spott
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: USDA RUS loans/grants?




Don't you provide service here?:

LEGAL NOTICE OPEN RANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC We are a prospective 
applicant under the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee 
Program being administered by the Rural Development, Utilities 
Programs (RDUP), United States Department of Agriculture. We are 
required, as a prospective applicant to announce our intent to provide 
broadband services (200 kilobits upstream and downstream) in the State 
of Washington in the following communities: Anacortes, Artondale, 
Burlington, Camas, Clarkstone Heights-Vineland, College Place, East 
Port Orchard, East Wenatchee Bench, Ephrata, Ferndale, Fort Lewis, Gig 
Harbor, Grandview, Green Acres, Lynden, Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, 
Steilacoom, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Waller, Washougal, West Richland. 
Incumbent broadband service providers have 30 days from the date of 
this Legal Notice to inform RDUP if they are currently providing 
broadband service in these areas or if they have a commitment to 
provide service in these areas. Incumbent broadband service providers 
should submit to RDUP, on a form prescribed by RDUP, the number of 
residential customers receiving broadband service in the proposed 
service area, the rates of data transmission, and the cost of each 
level of service or proof of commitment to provide service in the 
proposed service area. A map should also be provided showing the 
boundaries of your service area in relation to the communities above. 
A Legal Notice Response Form can be obtained from RDUP's website at 
www.usda.gov/rus/telecom. (This ad is from 04/17/2006 to 04/18/2006.)



ryan



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Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?

2006-04-26 Thread Blake Bowers

How long after someone is approved do they have to
build out?  IE, if they don't build out their system after a
year or two, what happens to that money, whether it be a
grant or a loan guarantee?


- Original Message - 
From: Brian Whigham [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants?



Marlon,
I have not seen one; but I have heard of them.  I feel silly addressing 
you since you are one of the 'experienced' people on this list.


Someone from USDA (or HUD, can't remember) came and presented funding 
options for rural wireless network buildout at a rural broadband 
conference that I attended this past fall 
(http://www.nespal.org/unwired05/program.htm).  One must ensure (due 
dilligence) that there are no networks that are already servicing the 
area.  It appears that the fellow in your post is doing just that in order 
to qualify for the loan.


The loans can be spent on infrastructure and equipment only.  They can not 
be used to rent towerspace or upstream bandwidth.  And they can't be used 
for salaries.  Per the speaker, the loans aren't that hard to qualify for. 
And they can be for large amounts.


I'm sure you'll find more details on the website that he posted below.

Sorry if I was totally off base; I wasn't quite sure what you were asking.

Brian Whigham
Yonder Networks
888-770-3421
www.yondernetworks.com

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


anyone seen anything like this before?

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: D. Ryan Spott
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: USDA RUS loans/grants?




Don't you provide service here?:

LEGAL NOTICE OPEN RANGE COMMUNICATIONS INC We are a prospective applicant 
under the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program being 
administered by the Rural Development, Utilities Programs (RDUP), United 
States Department of Agriculture. We are required, as a prospective 
applicant to announce our intent to provide broadband services (200 
kilobits upstream and downstream) in the State of Washington in the 
following communities: Anacortes, Artondale, Burlington, Camas, 
Clarkstone Heights-Vineland, College Place, East Port Orchard, East 
Wenatchee Bench, Ephrata, Ferndale, Fort Lewis, Gig Harbor, Grandview, 
Green Acres, Lynden, Moses Lake, Othello, Quincy, Steilacoom, Sunnyside, 
Toppenish, Waller, Washougal, West Richland. Incumbent broadband service 
providers have 30 days from the date of this Legal Notice to inform RDUP 
if they are currently providing broadband service in these areas or if 
they have a commitment to provide service in these areas. Incumbent 
broadband service providers should submit to RDUP, on a form prescribed 
by RDUP, the number of residential customers receiving broadband service 
in the proposed service area, the rates of data transmission, and the 
cost of each level of service or proof of commitment to provide service 
in the proposed service area. A map should also be provided showing the 
boundaries of your service area in relation to the communities above. A 
Legal Notice Response Form can be obtained from RDUP's website at 
www.usda.gov/rus/telecom. (This ad is from 04/17/2006 to 04/18/2006.)



ryan



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