Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread John J. Thomas
There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC 
find those WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a 
professional list and those here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it 
would be a good thing to kick out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the 
ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


-Original Message-
From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject
to the

enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable
law. In

particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of
the

Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


 OK...OK.

 I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am
 not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my
 WISP entity.

 BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can
 we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines?
 Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card
 next year??  What???

 It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings.
 Either way I think the membership should know.

 Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

 -B-

 --
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 Lakeland Communications, Inc.
 Broadband Deployment Group
 1350 Lincoln Avenue
 Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
 800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
 631-585-5558 Fax
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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread A. Huppenthal
I don't think WISPA should police WISPs. The organization does encourage 
conforming to FCC regs, and we've seen numerous postings from Marlon and 
others answering difficult rule interpretation. That's the best focus 
for our energies as a WISP organization - that is; making FCC links and 
docs available where needed, providing liaison between FCC and WISPs to 
accomodate WISPs customers needs... That's my stand.


John J. Thomas wrote:

There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC find those 
WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a professional list and those 
here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it would be a good thing to kick 
out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the 
ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


  

-Original Message-
From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject 
to the


enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In


particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of 
the


Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st




OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my 
WISP entity.


BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can 
we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???


It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
Either way I think the membership should know.


Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

--
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Lakeland Communications, Inc.
Broadband Deployment Group
1350 Lincoln Avenue
Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
631-585-5558 Fax
516-551-1131 Cell

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread Blair Davis
Do you report people to the authorities for not wearing their seat 
belts?  How about for speeding?


Both of those can result in direct harm to people.  Filing or not filing 
form 477 will not directly harm anyone.  It might result in the non 
filer getting in trouble.  But that is HIS or HER problem.  Not yours.


It is not your place to enforce this on others.

If this mailing list becomes an enforcement tool for the government, I'm 
out of here 

P.S.  I have and will continue to file the 477.  I just have no use for 
nark's.


--
Blair Davis
West Michigan Wireless ISP
269-686-8648




John J. Thomas wrote:


There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC find those 
WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a professional list and those 
here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it would be a good thing to kick 
out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the 
ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


 


-Original Message-
From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject 
to the


enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In


particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of 
the


Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


   


OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my 
WISP entity.


BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can 
we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???


It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
Either way I think the membership should know.


Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

--
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Lakeland Communications, Inc.
Broadband Deployment Group
1350 Lincoln Avenue
Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
631-585-5558 Fax
516-551-1131 Cell

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread Mark Koskenmaki

- Original Message - 
From: John J. Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


 There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the
FCC find those WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a
professional list and those here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if
it would be a good thing to kick out those that promote illegal
activities?

Could you provide a list of illegal activities that have been promoted
here?I've been watching this list since the day it started, and aside
from some humorous comments, I have never seen anyone promoting illegal
activities.I tried to get WISPA members interested in lobbying the FCC
to stop doing this, but it seems they want regulation and taxation... so...
So be it.


 Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee
the ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find
you.

Why help them?



 John Thomas


 -Original Message-
 From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
 To: 'WISPA General List'
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st
 
 http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf
 
 
 20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?
 
 Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be
subject
 to the
 
 enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable
 law. In
 
 particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503
of
 the
 
 Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.
 
 
 
 
 
 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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer
 (509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
 Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st
 
 
  OK...OK.
 
  I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am
  not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to
my
  WISP entity.
 
  BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???
Can
  we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines?
  Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card
  next year??  What???
 
  It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings.
  Either way I think the membership should know.
 
  Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.
 
  -B-
 
  -- 
  Bob Moldashel
  Lakeland Communications, Inc.
  Broadband Deployment Group
  1350 Lincoln Avenue
  Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
  800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
  631-585-5558 Fax
  516-551-1131 Cell
 
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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread Bob Moldashel

John J. Thomas wrote:


There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC find those 
WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a professional list and those 
here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it would be a good thing to kick 
out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the 
ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


 


Dude,

No one likes a snitch...

Your energy would be better spent working on your website...Don't cha' 
think


-B-

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Broadband Deployment Group
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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread Chuck
AMEN !

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Blair Davis
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:39 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

Do you report people to the authorities for not wearing their seat 
belts?  How about for speeding?

Both of those can result in direct harm to people.  Filing or not filing 
form 477 will not directly harm anyone.  It might result in the non 
filer getting in trouble.  But that is HIS or HER problem.  Not yours.

It is not your place to enforce this on others.

If this mailing list becomes an enforcement tool for the government, I'm 
out of here 

P.S.  I have and will continue to file the 477.  I just have no use for 
nark's.

--
Blair Davis
West Michigan Wireless ISP
269-686-8648




John J. Thomas wrote:

There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC
find those WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a
professional list and those here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if
it would be a good thing to kick out those that promote illegal
activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the
ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


  

-Original Message-
From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be
subject 
to the

enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In

particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503
of 
the

Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st




OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to
my 
WISP entity.

BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???
Can 
we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???

It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
Either way I think the membership should know.

Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

-- 
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Lakeland Communications, Inc.
Broadband Deployment Group
1350 Lincoln Avenue
Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
631-585-5558 Fax
516-551-1131 Cell

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread JohnnyO




Hey John Thomas -Were you the hall monitor in school ? Did you take names for the teacher when she walked out of the classroom ?

JohnnyO

On Sat, 2006-02-25 at 19:04 +, John J. Thomas wrote:


There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC find those WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a professional list and those here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it would be a good thing to kick out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


-Original Message-
From: Frank Muto [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 06:20 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject 
to the

enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In

particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of 
the

Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


 OK...OK.

 I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
 not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my 
 WISP entity.

 BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can 
 we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
 Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
 next year??  What???

 It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
 Either way I think the membership should know.

 Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

 -B-

 -- 
 Bob Moldashel
 Lakeland Communications, Inc.
 Broadband Deployment Group
 1350 Lincoln Avenue
 Holbrook, New York 11741 USA
 800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
 631-585-5558 Fax
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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-25 Thread JohnnyO




I 2nd that one Bob ! - Noone likes a lil tattle tale - I think John Thomas just let his alligator mouth overload his mockinbird butt on this one. Definitely lost my respect.

JohnnyO

On Sat, 2006-02-25 at 18:49 -0500, Bob Moldashel wrote:


John J. Thomas wrote:

There has been so much talk about this, I might be inclined to help the FCC find those WISPs that are snubbing their noses at the law. This is a professional list and those here should be abiding by the law. I wonder if it would be a good thing to kick out those that promote illegal activities?

Whether you like it or not, WISPs will eventually be taxed- I guarantee the ILECs will see to that. If the FCC wants you, they will eventually find you.

John Thomas


  

Dude,

No one likes a snitch...

Your energy would be better spent working on your website...Don't cha' 
think

-B-

-- 
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Lakeland Communications, Inc.
Broadband Deployment Group
1350 Lincoln Avenue
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800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada
631-585-5558 Fax
516-551-1131 Cell





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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-22 Thread Dawn

Kurt,

Please point out where I said or even implied that you didn't file. You 
did, however, suggest we should have a poll to decide whether we should 
comply with FCC regulations.


I would like to call your attention to one of your posts where you said, 
Buy from someone that imports 5.4 moto from overseas and resells. and 
ask you to explain how you are not suggesting someone break the law by 
that statement.


Thanks,

Dawn

PS - Listening is optional, compliance is not.
Have a nice day!



Kurt Fankhauser wrote:


Dawwwn,

Please point out where I said I don't file. Once you do that I will
listen to what you have to say.

Kurt Fankhauser
WAVELINC
114 S. Walnut St.
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-562-6405
www.wavelinc.com


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Dawn
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 4:20 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

Kurt,

With all due respect I would like to ask that you not post suggestions 
that are blatantly against FCC regulations. In both of your messages I 
included below it appears you are advocating the complete disregarding 
of FCC regulations. I like to think of the WISPA list as a professional 
place to come and discuss fixed wireless technology. The last thing we 
want to do is give the appearance that we do not fully conform to all 
rules and regulations especially ones mandated by the FCC.


Just my opinion,

Dawn

On 2/21/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

 

Someone needs to start an online poll in which we can go on and 
anonymously vote on weather we fill this form out or not. Does the FCC
   



 


say how many of these forms are being turned in?

   


On 2/16/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

Buy from someone that imports 5.4 moto from overseas and resells.

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-22 Thread Bob Moldashel

Marlon K. Schafer wrote:



- Original Message - From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st




Oh Marlon, Marlon, Marlon..





Hey Scott,

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 
trains of thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to 
file and let the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly 
under the radar. Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they 
exist could bring positive or negative results. Flying under the 
radar (providing there are no penaltys) and not reporting is another 
option.


Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore without 
an auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will drive new 
unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, municipal 
systems, colleges and universities needs, scientific and research 
spectrum requirements for data.  These are all things that will drive 
unlicensed spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen.



Guys, our shouting from the mountain tops seems to be helping.  There 
is an issue at congress right now that's revisiting the tv whitespaces 
issue But if it'll not really benefit anyone, they'll just auciton 
it off



Ahh..  I read the bills and there is really nothing to stop the 
FCC from auctioning it off anyways even after its approved..Is it 
just helping to make the spectrum available  Because the one thing 
I hate is being used as a pawn for government financial gain...and I 
don't mean taxes






There is NO down side to filing guys







Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that 
doesn't file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what the 
official punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  (LEC's , 
CLEC's, Cable Operators) but what about the unlicensed operator?



Wrong question Bob.  We know some of the benefits of filing.  So far 
no one has come up with a down side.  Oh sure, if they know about me 
they'll tax me.  Right.  If they tax you they'll find you.  It won't 
matter if you've filed out the form or not.  Find me a real reason not 
to file.



I asked about penaltys.  I said nothing about taxing.  What are the 
penaltys??  And I mean official penaltys?  Not an answer like They 
(the Commission) won't know that there is a need and as such we won't 
get spectrum.






And what about the local university that provides broadband for the 
student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file??



Yes.  As for as I know.  It's about knowing who's getting service via 
any machanism.




WellI know 2 universitys that do this and they NEVER file.  What 
will the Commission do to them ?






Hmmm..

-B-



Scott Reed wrote:

One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less 
attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners 
agree to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new 
options in radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few 
willing to stand up and be counted.


Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above things.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/





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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-22 Thread Bob Moldashel

Bob Moldashel wrote:


Marlon K. Schafer wrote:



- Original Message - From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st




Oh Marlon, Marlon, Marlon..





Hey Scott,

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 
trains of thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to 
file and let the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly 
under the radar. Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they 
exist could bring positive or negative results. Flying under the 
radar (providing there are no penaltys) and not reporting is another 
option.


Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore 
without an auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will 
drive new unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, 
municipal systems, colleges and universities needs, scientific and 
research spectrum requirements for data.  These are all things that 
will drive unlicensed spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen.




Guys, our shouting from the mountain tops seems to be helping.  There 
is an issue at congress right now that's revisiting the tv 
whitespaces issue But if it'll not really benefit anyone, they'll 
just auciton it off




Ahh..  I read the bills 



It should have read abstract.  I have not seen the actual wording.  Just 
a disclaimer there.


and there is really nothing to stop the FCC from auctioning it off 
anyways even after its approved..Is it just helping to make the 
spectrum available  Because the one thing I hate is being used 
as a pawn for government financial gain...and I don't mean taxes






There is NO down side to filing guys








Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that 
doesn't file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what 
the official punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  
(LEC's , CLEC's, Cable Operators) but what about the unlicensed 
operator?




Wrong question Bob.  We know some of the benefits of filing.  So far 
no one has come up with a down side.  Oh sure, if they know about me 
they'll tax me.  Right.  If they tax you they'll find you.  It won't 
matter if you've filed out the form or not.  Find me a real reason 
not to file.




I asked about penaltys.  I said nothing about taxing.  What are the 
penaltys??  And I mean official penaltys?  Not an answer like They 
(the Commission) won't know that there is a need and as such we won't 
get spectrum.






And what about the local university that provides broadband for 
the student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file??




Yes.  As for as I know.  It's about knowing who's getting service via 
any machanism.





WellI know 2 universitys that do this and they NEVER file.  What 
will the Commission do to them ?






Hmmm..

-B-



Scott Reed wrote:

One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less 
attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners 
agree to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new 
options in radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few 
willing to stand up and be counted.


Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above things.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/






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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Rick Harnish








I believe I heard a stat that 475 WISPs
filled them out last time. Pretty poor showing in my opinion with some
sources saying there are approximately 6000 WISPs in the US. You
do what you want. As for me, Im going to stay legal. If the
FCC monitors this listserv, who do you think they will concentrate their
efforts on, those who follow their rules or those who snub them. I am
going to assume they will go after those who dont follow the rules
first. If you think you are invincible because they dont
know about you, Good Luck!



Respectfully,





Rick
Harnish

President

OnlyInternet
Broadband  Wireless, Inc.

260-827-2482
Office

260-307-4000
Cell

260-918-4340
VoIP

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[EMAIL PROTECTED]



 















From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kurt Fankhauser
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
6:11 PM
To: 'WISPA
 General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477
Due March 1st





Someone needs to start an
online poll in which we can go on and anonymously vote on weather we fill this
form out or not. Does the FCC say how many of these forms are being turned in?





Kurt
Fankhauser

WAVELINC

114 S. Walnut St.

Bucyrus, OH 44820

419-562-6405

www.wavelinc.com





-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf
Of Rick Harnish
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
11:54 AM
To: 'WISPA
 General List'
Subject: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due
March 1st



This is a notice that the FCC Form
477 is due March 1st. The link below is for the FCC Website
concerning this report. http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/data.html



Also one of the FAQs
concerning WISPs



8. Are Wireless Internet
Service Providers (WISPs) exempt?

No. Entities that provide broadband connections to end
user locations by using spectrum on an
unlicensed basis for the last hop to the end user
location must report information about those connections. Typically this is
done by completing the questions for broadband category 7 (terrestrial
fixed wireless) in Part I of the form and also filling in column (f) in
Part V of the form. (If broadband connections are reported in another
technology category, such as terrestrial mobile wireless, please
put a brief explanatory note into Part IV of the form.) A WISP should consider
the user data rate (as opposed to the over-the-air raw data rate, for example)
when determining whether connections are broadband for purposes of Form 477. (A
broadband connection enables the end user to receive information from and/or
send information to the Internet at information transfer rates exceeding 200
kbps in at least one direction. See also FAQ #5.)

A WISP should not
report subscribers to its broadband Internet-access service when that service
is delivered over a broadband connection to the end user location that the
WISP, or the WISPs customer, has obtained from an unaffiliated entity
such as a municipality, public utility district, or DSL service provider
(DSL wholesaler.) The underlying, facilities-based providers of
wired broadband connections to end user locations are responsible for reporting
them, and any particular broadband connection should be reported only once in
this data collection. See also FAQ #10.

Part II and Part III of Form 477  which are the
parts of the form where information about local telephone service is collected
 may not apply to particular WISPs:


Only WISPs that are authorized (by
the WISPs state telecommunications regulator) to operate as a CLEC need
to consider Part II of the form, and they should also see FAQ #13.


Only WISPs that offer mobile
telephone service as commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers need to
consider Part III of the form. Note that CMRS providers typically hold or
operate spectrum licenses for cellular, PCS, or SMR services.

Respectfully



Rick Harnish

President

OnlyInternet Broadband  Wireless, Inc.

260-827-2482 Office

260-307-4000 Cell

260-918-4340 VoIP

www.oibw.net

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Dawn

Kurt,

With all due respect I would like to ask that you not post suggestions 
that are blatantly against FCC regulations. In both of your messages I 
included below it appears you are advocating the complete disregarding 
of FCC regulations. I like to think of the WISPA list as a professional 
place to come and discuss fixed wireless technology. The last thing we 
want to do is give the appearance that we do not fully conform to all 
rules and regulations especially ones mandated by the FCC.


Just my opinion,

Dawn

On 2/21/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

Someone needs to start an online poll in which we can go on and 
anonymously vote on weather we fill this form out or not. Does the FCC 
say how many of these forms are being turned in?



On 2/16/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

Buy from someone that imports 5.4 moto from overseas and resells.

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Bob Moldashel

OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to 
my WISP entity.


BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  
Can we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines?  
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???


It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings.  
Either way I think the membership should know.


Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Chuck
How can they send a nasty gram if they do not know who we are???

The last few years only 50 or so have filed out of the 7-8000 WIPS out in
wireless land...hummm

-Original Message-
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Behalf Of Bob Moldashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 5:20 PM
To: WISPA General List; Marlon Schafer (509-982-2181)
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to 
my WISP entity.

BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  
Can we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines?  
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???

It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings.  
Either way I think the membership should know.

Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Chuck
WIPS  hummm ? this is the new business I am in...I'm sure glad I
know how to spell.

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Chuck
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:04 PM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

How can they send a nasty gram if they do not know who we are???

The last few years only 50 or so have filed out of the 7-8000 WIPS out in
wireless land...hummm

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Bob Moldashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 5:20 PM
To: WISPA General List; Marlon Schafer (509-982-2181)
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to 
my WISP entity.

BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  
Can we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines?  
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???

It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings.  
Either way I think the membership should know.

Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Frank Muto

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject 
to the


enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In


particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of 
the


Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee
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- Original Message - 
From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st



OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my 
WISP entity.


BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can 
we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???


It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
Either way I think the membership should know.


Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Bob Moldashel

Hey Scott,

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 trains 
of thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to file and 
let the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly under the 
radar.  Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they exist could 
bring positive or negative results. Flying under the radar (providing 
there are no penaltys) and not reporting is another option.


Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore without an 
auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will drive new 
unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, municipal systems, 
colleges and universities needs, scientific and research spectrum 
requirements for data.  These are all things that will drive unlicensed 
spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen.


Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that doesn't 
file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what the official 
punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  (LEC's , CLEC's, 
Cable Operators) but what about the unlicensed operator? 

And what about the local university that provides broadband for the 
student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file??


Hmmm..

-B-



Scott Reed wrote:

One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less 
attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners 
agree to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new 
options in radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few 
willing to stand up and be counted.


Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above things.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/




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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Scott Reed




Yeah, I know and I could probably argue either side to a degree.  I just tend to believe that following the rules ends up being the better choice.  But I am realistic and know that until I have money I will not have a big a voice as some of the others.

Good question about the school.  Interesting gray area, isn't it?

Scott Reed 


Owner 


NewWays 


Wireless Networking 


Network Design, Installation and Administration 


www.nwwnet.net 




-- Original Message 
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From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED] 


To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org 


Sent: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:28:06 -0500 


Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st 



 Hey Scott, 
 
 

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 trains  

 

of thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to file and  
 

let the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly under the  
 

radar.  Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they exist could  

 

bring positive or negative results. Flying under the radar (providing  
 

there are no penaltys) and not reporting is another option. 
 
 

Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore without an  

 

auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will drive new  
 

unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, municipal systems,  

 

colleges and universities needs, scientific and research spectrum  
 

requirements for data.  These are all things that will drive unlicensed  

 

spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen. 
 
 

Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that doesn't  

 

file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what the official  
 

punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  (LEC's , 
CLEC's,  
 

Cable Operators) but what about the unlicensed operator?  
 
 

And what about the local university that provides broadband for the  

 

student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file?? 
 

 

Hmmm.. 
 
 

-B- 
 
 

Scott Reed wrote: 
 
 

 One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less  
 

 attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners  

 

 agree to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new  

 

 options in radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few  

 

 willing to stand up and be counted. 
 

 
 

 Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above 
things. 
 

 
 

 Scott Reed 
 

 Owner 
 

 NewWays 
 

 Wireless Networking 
 

 Network Design, Installation and Administration 
 

 www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/ 

 
 

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Lakeland Communications, Inc. 
 

Broadband Deployment Group 
 

1350 Lincoln Avenue 
 

Holbrook, New York 11741 USA 
 

800-479-9195 Toll Free US  Canada 
 

631-585-5558 Fax 
 

516-551-1131 Cell 
 
 

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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Rick Harnish
Quick Google search for Sections 502 and 503 of the Communication Act
returned this result.

http://www.telecomattorneys.com/analysis.html

You all might want to read it.

Respectfully,

Rick Harnish
President
OnlyInternet Broadband  Wireless, Inc.
260-827-2482 Office
260-307-4000 Cell
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[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  
 


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Frank Muto
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:21 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/broadband_data_faq.pdf


20. Are there penalties for not filing Form 477?

Entities that are required to file Form 477 but fail to do so may be subject

to the

enforcement provisions of the Communications Act and any other applicable 
law. In

particular, the Commission has authority pursuant to sections 502 and 503 of

the

Communications Act to enforce compliance by fine or forfeiture.





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Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee
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- Original Message - 
From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


 OK...OK.

 I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
 not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my

 WISP entity.

 BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can

 we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
 Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
 next year??  What???

 It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
 Either way I think the membership should know.

 Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

 -B-

 -- 
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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Kurt Fankhauser
Dawwwn,

Please point out where I said I don't file. Once you do that I will
listen to what you have to say.

Kurt Fankhauser
WAVELINC
114 S. Walnut St.
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-562-6405
www.wavelinc.com


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Dawn
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 4:20 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

Kurt,

With all due respect I would like to ask that you not post suggestions 
that are blatantly against FCC regulations. In both of your messages I 
included below it appears you are advocating the complete disregarding 
of FCC regulations. I like to think of the WISPA list as a professional 
place to come and discuss fixed wireless technology. The last thing we 
want to do is give the appearance that we do not fully conform to all 
rules and regulations especially ones mandated by the FCC.

Just my opinion,

Dawn

On 2/21/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

 Someone needs to start an online poll in which we can go on and 
 anonymously vote on weather we fill this form out or not. Does the FCC

 say how many of these forms are being turned in?

On 2/16/2006 Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

Buy from someone that imports 5.4 moto from overseas and resells.

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RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Rick Harnish
I think this clause of the Communications Act might be used for unlicensed
spectrum violations.

If the violator is neither a broadcast station licensee or permittee, cable
television operator, or applicant for any broadcast or cable television
operator license, permit, certificate or other instrument of authorization
issued by the FCC, or a common carrier, the amount of the forfeiture penalty
can not exceed $10,000.00 for each violation or for each day of any
continuing violation, except that the amount assessed for any continuing
violation can not exceed a total of $75,000.00 for any single act or failure
to act constituting a violation.

Or is it?

Certain sections of Part 1 of Title II contain specific penal provisions
for violations. For example, Section 219 of the Act requires annual reports
from communications carriers and their parent corporations, if any to file
annual reports with the FCC. The failure of a carrier to file an annual
report is subject to a fine of $1,200.00 for each and every day the carrier
fails to file the report. The $1,200.00 fine under Section 219 is separate
and distinct and not in addition to those prescribed under Sections 501 and
502 of the Act. Similarly, Sections 214, 220 and 223 have separate and
distinct forfeiture provisions, which are not cumulative to the forfeiture
provisions under Sections 501, 502 and 503 of the Act.

Either way, not to many WISPs could afford these penalties not to mention
attorneys fees, time and travel.

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 Bob Moldashel
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:28 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

Hey Scott,

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 trains 
of thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to file and 
let the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly under the 
radar.  Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they exist could 
bring positive or negative results. Flying under the radar (providing 
there are no penaltys) and not reporting is another option.

Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore without an 
auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will drive new 
unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, municipal systems, 
colleges and universities needs, scientific and research spectrum 
requirements for data.  These are all things that will drive unlicensed 
spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen.

Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that doesn't 
file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what the official 
punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  (LEC's , CLEC's, 
Cable Operators) but what about the unlicensed operator? 

And what about the local university that provides broadband for the 
student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file??

Hmmm..

-B-



Scott Reed wrote:

 One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less 
 attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners 
 agree to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new 
 options in radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few 
 willing to stand up and be counted.

 Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above things.

 Scott Reed
 Owner
 NewWays
 Wireless Networking
 Network Design, Installation and Administration
 www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/



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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Rick Smith

just fill the damn thing out and start making the system WORK FOR US.

Kurt Fankhauser wrote:

Someone needs to start an online poll in which we can go on and 
anonymously vote on weather we fill this form out or not. Does the FCC 
say how many of these forms are being turned in?


Kurt Fankhauser

WAVELINC

114 S. Walnut St.

Bucyrus, OH 44820

419-562-6405

www.wavelinc.com

-Original Message-
*From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
*On Behalf Of *Rick Harnish

*Sent:* Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:54 AM
*To:* 'WISPA General List'
*Subject:* [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

This is a notice that the FCC Form 477 is due March 1^st . The link 
below is for the FCC Website concerning this report. 
http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/data.html


Also one of the FAQ’s concerning WISPs

8. Are Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) exempt?

No. Entities that provide broadband connections to end user locations 
//by using spectrum on an unlicensed basis// for the “last hop” to the 
end user location must report information about those connections. 
Typically this is done by completing the questions for broadband 
category 7 (“terrestrial fixed wireless”) in Part I of the form and 
also filling in column (f) in Part V of the form. (If broadband 
connections are reported in another technology category, such as 
“terrestrial mobile wireless,” please put a brief explanatory note 
into Part IV of the form.) A WISP should consider the user data rate 
(as opposed to the over-the-air raw data rate, for example) when 
determining whether connections are broadband for purposes of Form 
477. (A broadband connection enables the end user to receive 
information from and/or send information to the Internet at 
information transfer rates exceeding 200 kbps in at least one 
direction. See also FAQ #5.)


A WISP //should not// report subscribers to its broadband 
Internet-access service when that service is delivered over a 
broadband connection to the end user location that the WISP, or the 
WISP’s customer, has obtained from an unaffiliated entity such as a 
municipality, public utility district, or DSL service provider (“DSL 
wholesaler.”) The underlying, facilities-based providers of wired 
broadband connections to end user locations are responsible for 
reporting them, and any particular broadband connection should be 
reported only once in this data collection. See also FAQ #10.


Part II and Part III of Form 477 – which are the parts of the form 
where information about local telephone service is collected – may not 
apply to particular WISPs:


· Only WISPs that are authorized (by the WISP’s state 
telecommunications regulator) to operate as a CLEC need to consider 
Part II of the form, and they should also see FAQ #13.


· Only WISPs that offer mobile telephone service as commercial mobile 
radio service (CMRS) providers need to consider Part III of the form. 
Note that CMRS providers typically hold or operate spectrum licenses 
for cellular, PCS, or SMR services.


Respectfully

**/Rick Harnish/**

/President/

/OnlyInternet Broadband  Wireless, Inc.///

/260-827-2482 Office/

/260-307-4000 Cell/

/260-918-4340 VoIP///

/www.oibw.net http://www.oibw.net//

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Marlon K. Schafer

It was 400 wisps last I heard.

You HAVE to fill it out.  Doesn't do anything for you to not fill it out 
anyway.


On this note.  I spent quite a bit of time on the phone with the 477 folks 
today (we're working with them on a solution for those that don't have 
excel).


It turns out it's not unusual for third parties to file for you.  You just 
have to sign a form saying that the info from the other party is accurate. 
Many small telcos have consultants or lawyers do it for them.


Having said that, we'll send them in for anyone that doesn't want to take 
the time/can't figure it out/doesn't have the needed software.  I'll have my 
gals ding your cc for $25 to cover their time.


I think this is something that wispa could also do for folks.  Anyone want 
to volunteer their time for this?  I can help you figure out how to fill out 
the forms for others.  It'll take a bit the first time or two but after that 
it shouldn't be too hard.


Thoughts?
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Rick Harnish

To: 'WISPA General List'
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 12:21 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st


I believe I heard a stat that 475 WISPs filled them out last time.  Pretty 
poor showing in my opinion with some sources saying there are approximately 
6000 WISPs in the US.  You do what you want.  As for me, I'm going to stay 
legal.  If the FCC monitors this listserv, who do you think they will 
concentrate their efforts on, those who follow their rules or those who snub 
them.  I am going to assume they will go after those who don't follow the 
rules first.  If you think you are invincible because they don't know about 
you, Good Luck!


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]







From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On 
Behalf

To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: RE: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

Someone needs to start an online poll in which we can go on and anonymously 
vote on weather we fill this form out or not. Does the FCC say how many of 
these forms are being turned in?




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On 
Behalf Of Rick Harnish

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:54 AM
To: 'WISPA General List'
Subject: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

This is a notice that the FCC Form 477 is due March 1st.  The link below is 
for the FCC Website concerning this report. 
http://www.fcc.gov/broadband/data.html


Also one of the FAQ's concerning WISPs

8. Are Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) exempt?
No. Entities that provide broadband connections to end user locations by 
using spectrum on an unlicensed basis for the last hop to the end user 
location must report information about those connections. Typically this is 
done by completing the questions for broadband category 7 (terrestrial 
fixed wireless) in Part I of the form and also filling in column (f) in 
Part V of the form. (If broadband connections are reported in another 
technology category, such as terrestrial mobile wireless, please put a 
brief explanatory note into Part IV of the form.) A WISP should consider the 
user data rate (as opposed to the over-the-air raw data rate, for example) 
when determining whether connections are broadband for purposes of Form 477. 
(A broadband connection enables the end user to receive information from 
and/or send information to the Internet at information transfer rates 
exceeding 200 kbps in at least one direction. See also FAQ #5.)
A WISP should not report subscribers to its broadband Internet-access 
service when that service is delivered over a broadband connection to the 
end user location that the WISP, or the WISP's customer, has obtained from 
an unaffiliated entity such as a municipality, public utility district, or 
DSL service provider (DSL wholesaler.) The underlying, facilities-based 
providers of wired broadband connections to end user locations are 
responsible for reporting them, and any particular broadband connection 
should be reported only once in this data collection. See also FAQ #10.
Part II and Part III of Form 477 - which are the parts of the form where 
information about local telephone service is collected - may not apply to 
particular WISPs:
·Only WISPs that are authorized (by the WISP's state 
telecommunications regulator) to operate as a CLEC need to consider Part II 
of the form, and they should also see FAQ #13.
·Only WISPs that offer mobile telephone service as commercial mobile 
radio service (CMRS) providers need to consider Part III of the form. Note 
that CMRS providers typically hold or operate spectrum licenses for 
cellular, PCS, or SMR services.

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]








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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Marlon K. Schafer

Checking now.

thanks
marlon

- Original Message - 
From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org; Marlon Schafer 
(509-982-2181) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st



OK...OK.

I agree that all should probably file.  I have several partners so I am 
not the only one to decide so I will leave it at that as it pertains to my 
WISP entity.


BUT...What is the penalty for not filing  Does anyone know???  Can 
we get an official statement for this situation? Are there fines? 
Penalty's?? Do you get a nasty gram??  Do they not send me a xmas card 
next year??  What???


It may help bring more compliance or it may result in less filings. 
Either way I think the membership should know.


Marlon...How about asking some of your contacts.

-B-

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Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st

2006-02-21 Thread Marlon K. Schafer


- Original Message - 
From: Bob Moldashel [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st



Hey Scott,

By no means am I attempting to dig this up again but there are 2 trains of 
thought that have been brought out on this list. One is to file and let 
the Commission know they exist and the other is to fly under the radar. 
Some say letting the FCC  (and others) know they exist could bring 
positive or negative results. Flying under the radar (providing there are 
no penaltys) and not reporting is another option.


Giving up spectrum is not something that happens much anymore without an 
auction. Wisp numbers are not the only thing that will drive new 
unlicensed spectrum releases. Manufacturers lobbying, municipal systems, 
colleges and universities needs, scientific and research spectrum 
requirements for data.  These are all things that will drive unlicensed 
spectrum releases IMHO if and when they happen.


Guys, our shouting from the mountain tops seems to be helping.  There is an 
issue at congress right now that's revisiting the tv whitespaces issue 
But if it'll not really benefit anyone, they'll just auciton it off


There is NO down side to filing guys.



Nowback to my question.  What happens to the provider that doesn't 
file Anyone care to suggest/project/assume/state what the official 
punishment is?  I know what it is for the others  (LEC's , CLEC's, Cable 
Operators) but what about the unlicensed operator?


Wrong question Bob.  We know some of the benefits of filing.  So far no one 
has come up with a down side.  Oh sure, if they know about me they'll tax 
me.  Right.  If they tax you they'll find you.  It won't matter if you've 
filed out the form or not.  Find me a real reason not to file.




And what about the local university that provides broadband for the 
student for free or at a reduced rate??  Do they need to file??


Yes.  As for as I know.  It's about knowing who's getting service via any 
machanism.




Hmmm..

-B-



Scott Reed wrote:

One penalty for not filing impacts all of us, filers or not, less 
attention on our needs from the FCC.  Why would the commissioners agree 
to give us much needed spectrum, rules we can live with, new options in 
radio/antenna combinations, etc., when there are so few willing to stand 
up and be counted.


Please, file honestly.  I need your vote for the above things.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net http://www.nwwnet.net/




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516-551-1131 Cell

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