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

2006-07-06 Thread Frank Muto

MOTOROLA AND INTEL TO INVEST IN CLEARWIRE
[SOURCE: New York Times, AUTHOR: Laurie Flynn  John Markoff]
The investment units of Intel and Motorola said Wednesday that together they 
would invest $900 million in Clearwire, a wireless Internet service 
provider, in hopes of speeding development of its high-speed wide-range 
network. Intel Capital said it would make a $600 million cash investment in 
Clearwire, which was founded nearly three years ago by Craig O. McCaw, a 
pioneer in the cellular telephone industry.


Motorola Ventures would not say how much of its $300 million investment 
would be in cash. In a related transaction, Motorola said it would buy 
Clearwire's NextNet Wireless subsidiary for an undisclosed amount. Analysts 
said Intel and Motorola wanted to give a lift to WiMax, a standard for 
mobile wireless that is used by Clearwire and is competing with technology 
from Qualcomm. WiMax is much like the popular WiFi networking standard but 
works over much greater distances, carrying both Internet data and mobile 
phone calls. A single WiMax base station could connect hundreds or 
potentially thousands of customers to the Internet over distances of many 
miles.


Also see: Intel puts money on wireless networks - $600 MILLION INVESTMENT IN 
COMPANY BUILDING WIMAX

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/technology/14976053.htm


Frank Muto
Co-founder -  Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy - WBIA
Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee
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- Original Message - 
From: D. Ryan Spott [EMAIL PROTECTED]




I have a tower in rural Western Washington.

Today I went in to find 5 of thier radios still in the box, 1  Orthogon 
systems PTP ethernet bridge, an APS rack etc


So... does anyone else out there compete with Mr McCaw? How does his 
service stack up?


I don't mean to be a the sky is falling or conspiracy theory kind  of 
guy but not only is Clearwire suddenly up in this area, but I  think 
Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS  loans in 
our rural areas.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I  don't 
feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied for in 
my area?


ryan


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

2006-07-06 Thread Tom DeReggi
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


- Original Message - 
From: Frank Muto [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 8:50 AM
Subject: More on Clearwire - Intel  Moto invest $900 Million Re: 
[WISPA]Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)




MOTOROLA AND INTEL TO INVEST IN CLEARWIRE
[SOURCE: New York Times, AUTHOR: Laurie Flynn  John Markoff]
The investment units of Intel and Motorola said Wednesday that together 
they would invest $900 million in Clearwire, a wireless Internet service 
provider, in hopes of speeding development of its high-speed wide-range 
network. Intel Capital said it would make a $600 million cash investment 
in Clearwire, which was founded nearly three years ago by Craig O. McCaw, 
a pioneer in the cellular telephone industry.


Motorola Ventures would not say how much of its $300 million investment 
would be in cash. In a related transaction, Motorola said it would buy 
Clearwire's NextNet Wireless subsidiary for an undisclosed amount. 
Analysts said Intel and Motorola wanted to give a lift to WiMax, a 
standard for mobile wireless that is used by Clearwire and is competing 
with technology from Qualcomm. WiMax is much like the popular WiFi 
networking standard but works over much greater distances, carrying both 
Internet data and mobile phone calls. A single WiMax base station could 
connect hundreds or potentially thousands of customers to the Internet 
over distances of many miles.


Also see: Intel puts money on wireless networks - $600 MILLION INVESTMENT 
IN COMPANY BUILDING WIMAX

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/technology/14976053.htm


Frank Muto
Co-founder -  Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy - WBIA
Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee
http://gigabytemarch.blog.com/ www.wbia.us








- Original Message - 
From: D. Ryan Spott [EMAIL PROTECTED]




I have a tower in rural Western Washington.

Today I went in to find 5 of thier radios still in the box, 1  Orthogon 
systems PTP ethernet bridge, an APS rack etc


So... does anyone else out there compete with Mr McCaw? How does his 
service stack up?


I don't mean to be a the sky is falling or conspiracy theory kind  of 
guy but not only is Clearwire suddenly up in this area, but I  think 
Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS  loans in 
our rural areas.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I 
don't feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied 
for in my area?


ryan


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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


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Re: [WISPA] Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)

2006-07-03 Thread Tom DeReggi

Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS

loans in our rural areas.

Well he won;t be getting RUS loans, if you are protesting as you should be, 
as RUS loans are for unserved areas, and you obviously are serving it 
already.


Competing against Clearwire is no different than competing againt any other 
ISP or WISP.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I  don't 
feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied for in 
my area?


Not to be a smart alec, but try calling RUS. Their contact info or links to 
them are plastered all over the FCC web page :-)


The problem I see in your case is that they are deploying on the same tower 
as you. It sounds like you don;t have a loyal tower owner or not good enough 
clauses to protect your right to spectrum.  For example is the Orthogon 
equipment using 5.8Ghz?  Are you using 5.8Ghz?  Execute that 
Non-Interference clause, if you can.  Provided you bought the right to 
broadcast at 5.8Ghz first.


The problem with them being on the same tower is, you are competing for the 
exact same clients.  My advice is take advantage of any customer awareness 
that they generate for you.  If you are there first, hopefully you know the 
market better. Time to vamp up your marketing, and running your signup 
promotions.


The good news is that Clearwire's sectors most likely are not going to 
interfere with you (provided using 2.5Ghz or what ever it is).


Just remember the DSL world, when there were 100 ISPs all selling DSL in the 
same town, and there was enough business to go around.


Don't worry about Clearwire, worry about your business. What are you going 
to do to make custoemrs want to use you. Let Clearwire worry about why they 
think customers should chose them instead. Ask your self why customers would 
choose clearwire over you. My answer would be,  no reason I could think 
of.  So you have as much a chance at the client base as Clearwire.



Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


- Original Message - 
From: D. Ryan Spott [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 2:32 PM
Subject: [WISPA] Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)



I have a tower in rural Western Washington.

Today I went in to find 5 of thier radios still in the box, 1  Orthogon 
systems PTP ethernet bridge, an APS rack etc


So... does anyone else out there compete with Mr McCaw? How does his 
service stack up?


I don't mean to be a the sky is falling or conspiracy theory kind  of 
guy but not only is Clearwire suddenly up in this area, but I  think 
Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS  loans in 
our rural areas.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I  don't 
feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied for in 
my area?


ryan
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Re: [WISPA] Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)

2006-07-03 Thread Tim Kerns
We have Clearwire in some of the area we serve. I think we have lost one 
customer to them, but we have gotten customers that could not use them. In 
the area where they serve (Modesto, Ceres, Turlock of Ca.) they are trying 
to get the populated areas, competing against DSL and Cable. They provide 
their customers with an indoor CPE and tell them how to connect it, and to 
move it around until they can get a good signal. Well 2.5 ghz still does 
not penetrate trees, brick, cement block or stucco homes. We have alot of 
all of these. Also their range seems to be approx 1 to 1.5 miles from their 
towers.


Tim Kerns
CV-Access, Inc.

- Original Message - 
From: Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)



Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS
loans in our rural areas.

Well he won;t be getting RUS loans, if you are protesting as you should 
be, as RUS loans are for unserved areas, and you obviously are serving it 
already.


Competing against Clearwire is no different than competing againt any 
other ISP or WISP.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I 
don't feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied 
for in my area?


Not to be a smart alec, but try calling RUS. Their contact info or links 
to them are plastered all over the FCC web page :-)


The problem I see in your case is that they are deploying on the same 
tower as you. It sounds like you don;t have a loyal tower owner or not 
good enough clauses to protect your right to spectrum.  For example is the 
Orthogon equipment using 5.8Ghz?  Are you using 5.8Ghz?  Execute that 
Non-Interference clause, if you can.  Provided you bought the right to 
broadcast at 5.8Ghz first.


The problem with them being on the same tower is, you are competing for 
the exact same clients.  My advice is take advantage of any customer 
awareness that they generate for you.  If you are there first, hopefully 
you know the market better. Time to vamp up your marketing, and running 
your signup promotions.


The good news is that Clearwire's sectors most likely are not going to 
interfere with you (provided using 2.5Ghz or what ever it is).


Just remember the DSL world, when there were 100 ISPs all selling DSL in 
the same town, and there was enough business to go around.


Don't worry about Clearwire, worry about your business. What are you going 
to do to make custoemrs want to use you. Let Clearwire worry about why 
they think customers should chose them instead. Ask your self why 
customers would choose clearwire over you. My answer would be,  no reason 
I could think of.  So you have as much a chance at the client base as 
Clearwire.



Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL  Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


- Original Message - 
From: D. Ryan Spott [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 2:32 PM
Subject: [WISPA] Clearwire is coming to my area. (eek?)



I have a tower in rural Western Washington.

Today I went in to find 5 of thier radios still in the box, 1  Orthogon 
systems PTP ethernet bridge, an APS rack etc


So... does anyone else out there compete with Mr McCaw? How does his 
service stack up?


I don't mean to be a the sky is falling or conspiracy theory kind  of 
guy but not only is Clearwire suddenly up in this area, but I  think 
Clearwire may be the party that is applying for all of the RUS  loans in 
our rural areas.


And on the RUS loans deal, does anyone know who to complain to if I 
don't feel there was adequate legal notice to the RUS loan being  applied 
for in my area?


ryan
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