Righto.

And keep in mind that high level people tend to consider us telecom providers. Taken in that light, this is (so far) a good thing.

The GAO folks that a few of us on the wispa board talked to seemed genuinely interested in what was really going on in the real world.

I've not read this yet though, more to put on the list.

As an fyi for those that don't know it, wispa was allowed to have someone (Tom D. in this case) "proof" the report before it was sent out.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] GAO: Broadband Access Difficult To Measure


http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06426.pdf

If interested in the WISPA submitted comments on the report....

Appendix V, Page 62-63.

Take note that this report will likely be referred to by every legislators this year, for the basic review of the state of Broadband. I find it an honor and victory, that WISPA was allowed to contribute its comments for support of Wireless in the report.

I believe this report will benefit WISPs. It clearly shows, the need for support of WISPs. One must ask themself, why are so many Americans underserved? And how come the dominant technology providers that own the majority market haven't served them yet? Maybe its time to support the alternative solutions, that have not had much support comparatively?

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


----- Original Message ----- From: "Dawn DiPietro" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>; <isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:06 AM
Subject: [WISPA] GAO: Broadband Access Difficult To Measure


All,

It would seem there are flaws in the way information was collected from the FCC. From the information collected it seems as though only the telecoms are providing broadband and apparently not too quickly in rural areas.

As quoted from the article;

"There's not only a lack of broadband access in rural areas of the U.S., there's a lack of information about broadband access in rural areas, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO)."

Also quoted from the article;

"Wireless technology was cited as an alternative to the costs of rolling out cable to rural areas, but difficulties in finding available spectrum and negotiating deals with municipalities hindered telecoms' entrance into providing Wi-Fi access in both urban and rural areas. Local municipalities are pursuing their own initiatives to set up wireless Internet access in regions not served by major telecom providers."


Full story here;
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/05/gao_broadband.html

Regards,
Dawn DiPietro
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