Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-08-04 Thread Dawn DiPietro
] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos) Thats the big thing government forgets to realize, that the costly part of FREE wifi to deliver is End user infrastructure and support, not deployment of the transport network. Thats why I believe many Government projects

Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-08-01 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: Tom DeReggi [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 1:06 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos) Thats the big thing government forgets to realize, that the costly part of FREE wifi

Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-07-31 Thread Dawn DiPietro
Peter, Unfortunately some of these types of funding has as many strings attached to it than the RFP's themselves. Regards, Dawn DiPietro Peter R. wrote: Most RFP's I have reviewed including Atlanta are hot for someone to come in and give away free wi-fi, especially to schools and the

Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-07-31 Thread Tom DeReggi
Thats the big thing government forgets to realize, that the costly part of FREE wifi to deliver is End user infrastructure and support, not deployment of the transport network. Thats why I believe many Government projects will not be successful. I can give you a perfect example. I almost had

Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-07-27 Thread Dawn DiPietro
All, As quoted from the article; “The competitive impacts of municipal broadband will be especially threatening to incumbents to the extent that muni nets can be cost- justified by increased efficiencies, cost savings and other ‘internal’ or social benefits captured by local governments,

Re: [WISPA] Municipal Broadband - A Growing Threat (to Telcos)

2006-07-27 Thread Peter R.
Most RFP's I have reviewed including Atlanta are hot for someone to come in and give away free wi-fi, especially to schools and the under-served sections of town. There are a couple of problems: 1) How do you monetize that? 2) Most of the under-served don't have computers The only real