RE: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-03 Thread chris cooper
The novelty of it all (being a WISP) tends to wear off after about 5 years, eventually it becomes about the money. It should always be about the money. You have to think about your business as a separate being. You do whatever you need to make that critter grow and be healthy. Your first goal

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-03 Thread Jeromie Reeves
: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right I said the same thing on the moto wireless list. We are being pushed to be eaten by the larger wisps or closed down. I do not like it and can only try and fight it but I have no idea how. Hopefully wispa knows the direction as i do not thing part-15 knows. Jeromie

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-03 Thread Peter R.
News flash for you: This is where we are today. RBOCs and MSOs control the last mile. Neither has to share. WISPs, BPL, and Muni projects will be the 3rd pipe. (I don't count cellular because that is RBOC). Pete Davis wrote: Think that's not bad for the entrepreneurs? Try starting a

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Rick Smith
Why is that GOOD news ? Or Getting it Right ? This, to me, is BAD news - the city will pump $$$ into Verizon to wire everyone up, spending MORE tax $$$ on monopolistic power... Peter R. wrote: Broadband is a fundamental civil right and human right, Bill de Blasio, a city council member,

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Tom DeReggi
I did not read the arcticle yet but... Yes it is infact a right for someone to get it. But its not necessarilly an obligation for someone specific to provide it. The problem is that the majority of the people screaming for it, are the ones not willing to pay for it. There is not a shortage of

RE: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread chris cooper
Not to shoot myself in the foot here, but a fundamental human right? That's just grandstanding. Take a hit from the reality pipe- people are homeless, people starve to death right here in the good ole USA. The list could go on and on about folks whose basic needs and rights are not being met.

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Jory Privett
: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right I did not read the arcticle yet but... Yes it is infact a right for someone to get it. But its not necessarilly an obligation for someone specific to provide it. The problem is that the majority of the people screaming for it, are the ones not willing to pay

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Pete Davis
The faster it becomes a fundamental human right the faster we migrate from being entrepreneurs, and start becoming the same level as water workers, sewer workers, trash pickup, postal workers, and whatever. The more the government gets involved with something, the worse it gets. When the

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Jeromie Reeves
I said the same thing on the moto wireless list. We are being pushed to be eaten by the larger wisps or closed down. I do not like it and can only try and fight it but I have no idea how. Hopefully wispa knows the direction as i do not thing part-15 knows. Jeromie Pete Davis wrote: The

RE: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Kurt Fankhauser
To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right I said the same thing on the moto wireless list. We are being pushed to be eaten by the larger wisps or closed down. I do not like it and can only try and fight it but I have no idea how. Hopefully wispa knows the direction as i do

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Tom DeReggi
: Kurt Fankhauser [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'WISPA General List' wireless@wispa.org Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 3:33 AM Subject: RE: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right Please explain what your talking about with the Moto. Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC 114 S. Walnut St. Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Peter R.
Jeromie Reeves wrote: I said the same thing on the moto wireless list. We are being pushed to be eaten by the larger wisps or closed down. I do not like it and can only try and fight it but I have no idea how. Hopefully wispa knows the direction as i do not thin(k) part-15 knows. Jeromie

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Peter R.
It is Grand Standing, but the Federal Gov't has said they we have a Broadband policy - and we have all met that beast. Affordable broadband is an economic necessity for communities. (Lots of studies published in Broadband Properties mag to back that up). When you are competing for every dollar,

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Peter R.
It is Grand Standing, but the Federal Gov't has said they we have a Broadband policy - and we have all met that beast. Affordable broadband is an economic necessity for communities. (Lots of studies published in Broadband Properties mag to back that up). When you are competing for every dollar,

Re: [WISPA] Gov't Gets One Right

2006-03-02 Thread Pete Davis
Tom DeReggi wrote: The only exception to this is the FREE Net / Muni Net. Big ventures need big companies and big pockets. MOst likely that problem will take care of itself. First, consumers hate marketing and SPAM. Do you think they are going to embrase the solution that guarantees they are