All True.


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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of A. Huppenthal
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] BellSouth and Wi-Fi

I'd heard that they'd promised New Orleans police department an abandoned
Bell South building but decided against that since the muni project was
still alive.

dustin jurman wrote:

>I think that is supposed to be 1.5 meg a seconds.  They use navini and 
>this is just a response to shut down the new Orleans muni project.  And 
>the reason they don't support VOIP over it is because navini sucks.  
>This is Bellsouth's way of saying look! - SHINNY BLUE THING!
>
>Dustin
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On 
>Behalf Of Peter R.
>Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:23 PM
>To: WISPA General List
>Subject: [WISPA] BellSouth and Wi-Fi
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>http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1134594567.htm
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>Post Katrina: Mississippi Gets Wireless Broadband
>
>BellSouth has begun deploying high-speed wireless broadband speeds as 
>fast as 1.5 Gb/s in Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss., modifying the company's 
>original wireless broadband rollout plans in order to get service to 
>residents of the hurricane-ravaged area, where the infrastructure 
>damage is so huge it hasn't been fixed yet.
>
>The incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), whose original rollout 
>plans envisioned only offering wide-area wireless broadband in rural 
>areas, is also offering residents of the Mississippi towns a bit of a 
>discount out of sympathy for their plight - and, of course, the good 
>publicity it might get out of the move.
>
>"Small businesses and homeowners are still rebuilding, and they are 
>looking to BellSouth to provide the critical communications they need 
>to get their lives in order," says John McCullouch, president of 
>BellSouth's Mississippi operations. "Our wireless broadband service 
>will provide customers with a viable and economical solution for high-speed
Internet access."
>
>A BellSouth spokeswoman added that, after blanketing the hurricane-hit 
>cities, the carrier will "now return to our original strategy of 
>(offering wireless broadband in) areas from suburbia on out," where 
>such services as DSL can't be delivered economically.
>
>About a month ago, BellSouth began offering a high-speed wireless 
>service in downtown New Orleans, but that was priced as a small-business
service only.
>"It was absolutely critical to getting the city up and running," the 
>BellSouth spokeswoman explained, regarding the decision not to offer a 
>residential plan.
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>One thing BellSouth is not offering the Mississippi residents, however, 
>is voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) on its shiny, new, wireless
broadband.
>The company had no explanation of why, other than the simple fact that 
>it's not going to offer it for now. For more on BellSouth's wireless 
>rollout progress in the Gulf area, read the current issue of Broadband 
>Business Forecast. For a trial subscription, go to 
>http://www.telecomweb.com/cgi/catalog/info?BNN.
>
>Thank you.
>
>Regards,
>
>Peter
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