John,

I believe there is such a thing coming, and that it may fit in some applications. But I can't see carrying data, VoIP and TVIP across a wireless backbone that is all fed from the radio next to it. Unless you are going to run a complete mesh type network (which would be hard with radios that only reach a few hundred feet), then each radio is dependant on the upstream radio. So to go around a neighborhood with 100 homes, you could be talking 20-30 radios, plus the WiMAX or Wifi access points, etc.

You've heard the 12 days of Christmas song that says "One light goes out they all go out", right? :)

We currently have a fully looped fiber ring around our city. We currently have about 50 customer drops, and we run Cisco switches with Spanning-Tree at 1gbps speeds. Even at this level, there are still problems. Fiber outages, switches that fail, long term power outages (8+ hours) at customer locations, etc.

People can handle the Internet being down for a few minutes or hours, and VoIP a few minutes.... but TV is an entirely different thing.

Travis
Microserv

John Scrivner wrote:

The day is going to happen in the "not so distant" future when there will be CMOS based 70 to 90 Ghz radios the size of a pack of smokes. These will only effectively send data about a few hundred feet. These radios will do over 1 Gbps from day one. The idea is to run them back to back from street light pole to pole and have WiMAX, Wifi, 802.11a (insert your favorite client platform radio here) as the client access device to serve a few homes or businesses around the poles.. This gives us a platform for broadband, telephone and cable television all over wireless. This is not a pipe dream. I am about 2 weeks from having my first pole agreement signed. It is going to happen.

The 70 Ghz gear is not going to be a long haul solution. It is going to be a real nice high throughput short haul solution to compete for triple play in cities and even smaller towns eventually. I plan to help prove this as a viable broadband platform in my own community. Now I just wish my friends at Intel would hurry up the development of those CMOS radios! They have all the patents and prototypes today. Bring on the GigE through the air!
:-)
Scriv



G.Villarini wrote:

Tom,

How do you think 70 ghz gear will cost pennies and help us? For a 1 mile ptp link you need 4 ft dishes on each end, I cant imagine this working for us in
ptp or ptmp ...

Gino A. Villarini, Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp.
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
www.aeronetpr.com
787.767.7466

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need)

Bob made a good point regarding contracts.

Use the you can serve them today, to your advantage, and lock them in. Charge install fees because you can, so yoour gear is paid for by the time FIOS does come, and you are in the position to be your most competitive. My view is that it is a time stall situation. Wireless gear is evolving. Its

jsut a matter of time before 70 Ghz GB gear can be had for pennies. Maybe not this year, but sooner or later it will. When FIOS is a real threat to Wireless, thats when the GB wireless manufacturers will start to lower their

prices, because it is what they'll need to do to sell gear.
Make sure your antenna colocation agreements on every sub's building allows for a second antenna, so when you can afford to go GB broadband, you can do so without delay from landlords.

Verizon has been advertising FIOS hard in our markets to, but its been over 6 month for some, since advertsied and no FIOS. FIOS is expensive to buildout, and they need a certain number of pre-signed up subscribers to do it. Its hard to convince people to get rif of their satelite and cabled TV. There is security in not being locked down to a signle provider for ALL services. I can see it now, someone gets behind on their phone bill, and all

a sudden the TV gets turned off, the broadband gets turned off, and the PHONE.

IF you wait until FIOS is installed and then try to compete you won't be able to. The goal is to scoop up the clients before its available.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Right. Unless there's a technology upgrade soon in the 2 / 5 gig areas, we're going to
need something else to compete...

I have a 20 meg feed right now, and it's about 1.5 meg average... But to no customers can
I deliver more than 10 meg to without a fortune in hardware

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I can get a 100Mbps or 200Mbps feed today at very good pricing (what I would pay for a T1 5 years ago :-)) but the problem I see it
is delivering 15+Mbps in a PtMP setup



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And that's why having them sealed into a contract like Bob believes in
protects you :)

Won't be long before YOU can get that feed (maybe from another ISP) as
well and start feeding it into wireless shtuff

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I agree, most sub's use about 1Mbps to 2Mbps if they very active
downloading content (ftp, streaming, and some p2p) (I limit p2p on my
system but allow some
bursts) other traffic is not limited

But when trying to sell a customer will go and say hey I can get
15Mbps from verizon for $50 and only XX from  you


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 4:15 PM
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really need)

Seriously, how much does a sub use anyway?  If you keep control over
p2p, how much are they really going to take anyway? Anyone got numbers?

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Although the service is not available yet in my area, it is getting
close and reports are it could be available in 2006 - check out
this pricing - the

15Mbps
for $49.95 a month seems like a really good deal and would be tough
to beat, currently I am using Nstream/MT which gives me about
20Mbps to the customer

Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps  $34.95 - $39.95
Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps $44.95 - $49.95
Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps $179.95 - $199.95





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Brian Rohrbacher
Reliable Internet, LLC
www.reliableinter.net
Cell 269-838-8338

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