Hi Dylan, Here is the e-mail I originally sent to the P15 list which contains links to their state notices for the states I could find them associated with.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Anyone heard of Open Range Communications Inc.? They have applied for RUS grant money in numerous cities throughout the country. Below are a few links to their notices that I have found however, based on search engine results, it appears as though they have also applied for RUS funds in Kentucky, Florida and Virginia as well. I know that there are a couple cities in our coverage area that they have applied for RUS money to construct their own facilities in so I'll be filing the necessary paperwork with RDUP in hopes that their application for those two areas is declined. I am unable to locate where they are based or their contact information. I searched bbb.org and dnb.com but they are not registered with either of these so I'm thinking they may be a start-up company. There are quite a few cities listed in each of their state notices below so if you are operating in any of these states, you'll want to click the applicable link(s) I've provided below to see if they are trying to invade your turf too. The last thing we as WISP's need is for RUS money to be given out to someone who is attempting to compete with one of us in an area that already has broadband. We need to each do our part and file the necessary form with RDUP so they don't give money away for areas that already have broadband available whether the area is covered by a WISP, CLEC or ILEC. North Carolina: http://www.ncpress.com/2x2Network/06Apr24OpenRange.pdf South Carolina: http://display.independentmail.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=395985 Maine: http://me.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp?Page=PublicNotice&AdId=91346 Colorado: http://tinyurl.com/g99rl Connecticut: http://ct.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp?Page=PublicNotice&AdId=93998 Idaho: http://www.nwmarket.com/index.php?cmd=browse&cat=Personals&code=018 http://www.mountainhomenews.com/classifieds#Miscellaneous Nevada: http://fastads.swiftnews.com/indi/?s=tcan&ui=tb&a=850526 Rhode Island: http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/include.pl/classifieds/legals.htm Vermont: http://tinyurl.com/ghruo Iowa: http://www.waarc.org/waarc_1_003.htm Georgia: http://www.earlycountynews.com/ROP/large/Misc%2Dopenrange%2Ehtm Texas: http://www.fortstocktonpioneer.com/classifieds/?loc=detail&main=LEGALS Kentucky: <contact me off list and I will e-mail you a scanned copy of a local newspaper notice placed by their company> If you are a provider offering service in one or more of the cities for which Open Range Communications Inc. has applied for RUS funds, you need to file a Legal Notice Response Form ASAP. Here are the links to the form and the necessary reporting instructions: http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/broadband/legal-notice-response-form.doc http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/broadband/legal-notice-response-form.pdf You have 30 days from the date their notice was posted if you wish to file a response to stop them from receiving funds for the applicable cities for which they have applied. Shannon D. Denniston, Co-Founder KyWiFi, LLC - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky "Your Hometown Broadband Provider" http://www.KyWiFi.com Call Us Today: 859.274.4033 =========================== $19.99 DSL High Speed Internet $14.99 Home Phone Service - No Phone Line Required for DSL - FREE Activation & Equipment - Affordable Upfront Pricing - Locally Owned & Operated - We Also Service Most Rural Areas =========================== ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dylan Oliver" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 11:49 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: USDA RUS loans/grants? Is there a centralized listing of all communities to be effected by Open Range? Best, -- Dylan Oliver Primaverity, LLC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- 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/