There is a session at WiNOG called WISPBONE and it is going to try an address this topic. We'll keep you posted after the show to see if there is any real interest. The basic idea is to see who wants to play and let their backbone be part of it, then map out all the parties and their links. After that we add all the major fiber players who have serious backhaul POPs that we could get access to. Hopefully this will show a large network nationwide. It may just be a pipe dream but we hope to get people interested in the idea. Who knows, with the right players there may be close to the nationwide link. It sure would be nice to eliminate the RBOCS. I remember back in the early cellular days, the way they were able to finally deliver calls from one market to the other was to link in the neighboring systems, once they did that they magically had a nationwide network. If we map out all the WISP players, we might show close to the same concept. There would have to be many other details hammered out, but if we can show a good start to this network it may give enough people interest to make it a reality.
Brian Webster www.wirelessmapping.com <http://www.wirelessmapping.com> -----Original Message----- From: Brian Rohrbacher [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 11:26 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Nationwide Peering Any thoughts on this? It was talked about at WiNog 1, but not too much since. Are we working on getting connected from "sea to shining sea"? -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/