I would be interested in finding out if one of there switches is in my area.

Jory Privett
WCCS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Liotta" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Nationwide Peering - WISPBONE


We have a national wholesale agreement with XO, which among other things 
can get us very low cost colo and roof rights at their switches.

-Matt

Anthony Will wrote:

> In central MN here also.   I would be very interested in a project 
> such as this.  This is the ONLY way we will truly survive.  I am 
> currently working on a way to get into the Metro area to gain access 
> to cheap pipes.  Hopefully we will end up in XO's or calpops CO.
>
> See how easy it is to get something like this started.  I know that I 
> am south of Mike.  I also know that two other WISPs are south of me 
> all the way to Iowa.  Now if we can get those guys on board anyone in 
> Iowa or Illanios is likely close enough to make this real.  NOW from 
> Illanios it really opens up.....  I am an old friend to an operation 
> on the west side of Chicago connected to Equinix, one of the largest 
> carriers hotels in the nation.  Now with all the wisps together we 
> could easily afford an OCx and get some real pricing.  And with 
> everyone sharing in the expense we could make this licensed equipment 
> for a rock solid backbone for all of our networks.
>
> Anthony Will
> Ruralnet Inc.
> www.veryfastinternet.com (please excuse the cheesy site.  We are in 
> process of completely reworking a new site.)
>
>
> Mike Bushard Jr wrote:
>
>> I'm in, Central MN
>>
>> Mike Bushard Jr
>> Reliable Internet Services
>> 1st Rate Computers
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>> Behalf Of Brian Webster
>> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:10 PM
>> To: WISPA General List
>> Subject: RE: [WISPA] Nationwide Peering - WISPBONE
>>
>> Hi Brian,
>>     Well we led a session that started a dialog on this topic. It got
>> quite
>> loud at times..... The end result was I am willing to donate time to 
>> map out
>> in one location all of the data people send me with locations of POP's,
>> fiber hotels and other inexpensive sources of bandwidth. This could 
>> be from
>> any source like fiber (lit or dark) or companies that have bandwidth to
>> sell. If there are WISP's who want to share the backbones they have, 
>> we can
>> map them too. I basically just need a list of locations by lat and 
>> long or
>> street address. If I can get enough different sources of data I will 
>> map it
>> and make it available on line. The idea is that WISP's can see how 
>> far away
>> from cheap backhaul they really are and then they can figure out a 
>> way to
>> bring it to their location. This could also serve as a way to get 
>> regional
>> groups together to build a mutually beneficial backbone. The mapping can
>> have clickable information about each site if that is included in the 
>> data
>> sent.
>>     If this starts to take off the idea was suggested that a national
>> group or
>> co-op be formed to manage this backbone so that one person or company 
>> could
>> not bring down or segment part of the network. There were many ideas and
>> issues brought up about this. I don't want to get this thread started 
>> on all
>> of that. I really just want to see where were are with access to cheap
>> bandwidth and how we might be able to stitch together an ad hoc 
>> backbone for
>> the time being. Anyone who is interested in this project please send 
>> me an
>> email with WISPBONE in the subject line. I will create a distribution 
>> list
>> for now and if we get it going we can set up a list somewhere to have an
>> online forum. To date I have no input from any of the people who were 
>> in the
>> session. Just like most of these good ideas, I feel it will die because
>> everyone is too busy with their own business and they hope someone 
>> else will
>> get it going.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank You,
>> Brian Webster
>> www.wirelessmapping.com <http://www.wirelessmapping.com>
>> Free World Dialup #481416
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian Rohrbacher [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:28 PM
>> To: WISPA General List
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Nationwide Peering
>>
>>
>> I was told to bring this up after WiNog.  Well.......????
>>
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