FYI - if you're planning on registering for WiNOG, use code WISPA05...you'll
save $100 off your registration, and we (WiNOG) will donate $25 to WISPA (for
each registration that uses that code)
due to a computer glitch, we've extended the early registration rate to this
But don't forget Craig McCaw and Clearwire. They have been
quietly buying licenses and setting up to deploy wireless broadband
nationwide. This guy built two major wireless empires before (Cellular One -
sold it to AT&T and Nextel). He will be ready to pounce on the market that
gets caught high and dry.
As far as backhaul, remember there is a lot of dark fiber in the
US and other companies (Wiltel comes to mind) that provide big pipes and
backhaul services. I know they aren't always where we need them but they can
be of help. This group is made up of wireless operators, we can create
backhauls and networks to get around this problem. It won't be easy and it
won't be cheap but alas you could be free of the RBOC's. Seems like FiberTower
might be in a good position to help out too. They certainly will be on many
towers where your sites are, if not they should be within a backhaul shot to
another tower that has connectivity. It's time to think outside the box again.
If anyone can figure a way around this problem, this group can. Think of the
possibilities of an RBOC free network, when the VOIP companies can't get
traffic through other networks, where do you think they will go, can you say
wholesale backhaul too? It's just going to take a lot of cooperation and group
thinking. This will be a huge challenge for all of the small operators
who are just able to keep up with their day to day operations. It does seem
like the only way out in the long run. Might be a good time to attend the
WISPBONE session at WINOG, this is exactly what will be discussed, it now has
From: Tom DeReggi
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005
To: Dylan Oliver; WISPA General List
[WISPA] Fwd: FCC expected to officially propose DSL
AOL and Earthlinks don't need us. They
will build their own. We just get more competition in the Wireless
ILECs stop having competition, WISPs start
having competition. The WISP indistry grows, but existing WISPs start to
feel the squeeze.
The independant ISP is our friend. Most likely
if they die, its just a matter of time before we do.
Should the vote go as planned in favor of the
ILECs, it will once again be a sad day, like last FEB 2003. Sorta like
in StarWars, when the Deathstar blew up Princess Leah's home planet as a
demonstration of its power, feeling a super void in the force as millions of
people were destroyed in a split second. Only ISP would be
equivellent to the People on the planet that got destroyed.
The truth is, probably nobody will
notice any difference initially when the vote happens, but slowly
behind the scenes the effects will be seen stronger and stronger as time
goes on, and eventually leveraged to the full advantage to wipe out
AS soon as you have 7000 indpendant ISPs, and
the TOP 10 Giant ISPs like AOL and Earthlinks trying to deploy their own
networks in unlicense, what do you think will happen? I can tell you the
recent allocation of 3650 surely isn't enough to solve the problem that will
quickly become apparent.
Just my 2 cents.
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 3:26
Subject: [WISPA] Fwd: FCC expected to
officially propose DSL deregulation onThursday
"If the vote goes according
to Mr. Martin's plan, and the telecommunications companies find themselves
free of the requirement that they open their broadband networks to
competitors, it could have an immediate effect on ISPs such as America
Online and EarthLink. This fall, they could find themselves scrambling for
broadband alternatives. "
How 'bout them
alternatives? How you all doing on the build-out of your Open Provider
Networks? Come on. AOL may need you!
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From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson) <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Aug 3, 2005 12:27 PM
Subject: FCC expected to officially propose DSL
deregulation on Thursday
States Federal Communications Commission Chairman
Kevin Martin is
expected to officially propose the
deregulation of DSL services from
carriers on Thursday."
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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