I agree wholeheartedly with 'I believe a much better phrase is
served".' I have customers in towns, just that the town is too small to be "served."
Network Design, Installation and Administration
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From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 15:48:00 -0400
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC meeting
> Word of advice....
> I agree tht disaster relief should be a large focus of the meeting. Not only
> a review of how we helped, but why it is impairative the the FCC includes
> WISPs in its future plans for solutions for disaster relief.
> >rural services.
> I believe one of the most harmful images that is portrayed today by WISPs is
> that WISPs are about "rural". I believe a much better phrase is "the under
> served". In order to gain strength as an industry, we can not JUST focus on
> the "rural" parts of the country, we exclude 50% of the WISPA members by
> doing that, and the consumers in suburban america that need our help and
> strengthen our potential volume. Otherwise, we get labeled as such.
> "underserved" by default covers all of rural america, as well as the 25% of
> urban and suburban America that are still underserved.
> The fact is there is a percentage of American that are better served with
> wireless technology, and we can not discriminate by region, but inform that
> we need assets in all regions to maximize the number of people we can help,
> where Wireless would be more beneficial. A large part of the EAST coast is
> very hilly and heavilly tree'd, and not considered "rural" by the
> government. We all need 700Mhz.
> 700Mhz is the hot item to fight for, for the "under served".
> We need to also remind the FCC, thatwe need legislation that subsidized and
> supports survival of this industry that can be an intricate part of the
> solution and safety for this country. Bring point to true redundancy and
> diversity, and what is required for that. A redundant wireless system
> doesn't do the nation any good if it shares all the same Telco COs,
> backbones, and core data centers. Attention need to be brought that the
> WISP community is no longer just a group of last mile backyard companies
> extending the telco networks, but are growing to size where we really have
> our networks runing in parallel to the telco networks offering true diverse
> path and redundancy necessary for homeland security and disaster prevention,
> and recovery. By including WISPs, in a tragedy less recovery would ever be
> needed in the first place.
> Tom DeReggi
> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
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> From: "Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 2:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC meeting
> > Hiya,
> > There are a number of new people at the FCC. And those there who are our
> > friends need to be kept in the loop as to what's going on.
> > The WISPA FCC committee and the attendees will determine the exact content
> > of the visit.
> > I'd expect talk about disaster relief, rural services, and mostly what we
> > need in order to do an even better job yet.
> > laters,
> > Marlon
> > (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales
> > (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services
> > 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!
> > 184.108.40.206 (net meeting)
> > www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
> > www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam
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> > From: "Dawn DiPietro" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> > Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 6:20 AM
> > Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC meeting
> >> Marlon,
> >> Just a little curious as to what message WISPA is trying to portray at
> >> the FCC meeting?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Dawn
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