I've been watching this and been very curious about the perspective a Bell company could have about backing up their always-up wires. Is that really a concern anywhere... especially in a modern, below-ground, highly reliable infrastructure like is installed in Las Vegas?
The only thing that worked for the mayor in New Orleans was the group of Ham radio operators who brought in battery operated Ham equipment using gateways to the Internet that Hams provide to their own. So, in the case of a total wipeout of all infrastructure, that works. The mayor got his e-mail. My backup is my cell phone. My Internet backup is my laptop Bluetooth-to-my-pocket where my cell phone is always ready to provide it Internet access. Something is not as it seems. That WiMAX may be going in for other reasons...perhaps. . . . j o n a t h a n -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jack Unger Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:06 PM To: wireless@WISPA.org Subject: [WISPA] Article: Bell South Offers "WiMAX" backup Bell South said to be offering "WiMAX" backup for $30 per month in Las Vegas. http://www.rcrnews.com/news.cms?newsId=25911 Two things would be very cool: 1. If "journalists" would learn to properly differentiate "pre-WiMAX" from WiMAX. 2. If more WISPs would offer wireless backup services to businesses. -- Jack Unger ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) - President, Ask-Wi.Com, Inc. Serving the License-Free Wireless Industry Since 1993 Author of the WISP Handbook - "Deploying License-Free Wireless WANs" True Vendor-Neutral WISP Consulting-Training-Troubleshooting Phone (VoIP Over Broadband Wireless) 818-227-4220 www.ask-wi.com -- 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/