Joe, that's really cool. I didn't know. I must congratulate you for all that. That is, indeed, very, very cool. I can see that the Hams will still be there in the event of nuclear war but I didn't know you had maintained such operational capabilities during all that. I'm amazed that CNN doesn't do a "Wanna know something that's really cool?" piece on what happened that got them back into things so quickly.
The next time I'm in New Orleans I'd love to buy you a beer...or whatever. . . . j o n a t h a n -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Joe Laura Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:48 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Article: Bell South Offers "WiMAX" backup Jonathan, I could have had the Mayor downloading his e-mail with a 45 meg link in about 20 min if they would have given me access back in the city. I have always had un limited B/W beaming from a 30 story roof a few blocks from City Hall as well as many other pops. . All my clients that run on generator stayed up and running throughout all of the mess with the exception of a backhaul antenna that got blown off a roof in new orleans east. . I blame it on the city for not having the proper redundancy in place but thats just my opinion. You can ask Embassy Suites, Holiday inn select and all my other clients. They all had communications. When I did finally sneek in I got CNN and many others data and voip that they desperatly needed. Well, the whole crew is staying if there is a next time so just give me a shout down the street and Ill get that E-Mail going for the Mayor . Joe ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Schmidt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:27 PM Subject: RE: [WISPA] Article: Bell South Offers "WiMAX" backup > 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/ > -- 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/