Patrick,

The Cheyene network is apparently "shared" between City users and public users.

Does Alvarion anticipate any conflict between the FCC's designation of the 4.9 GHz band for public safety and critical infrastructure protection use and Cheyenne's use of 4.9 GHz to backhaul public Internet access traffic? Won't this be seen as boarderline illegal use of 4.9 GHz for public Internet access rather than for legitimate public safety use?

Also, does Alvarion anticipate that any WISPs may be outraged that Cities may now enjoy an unfair advantage over private-sector WISPs who will not have access to the 4.9 GHz spectrum to provide public backhaul while being forced to use the more interference-prone 5 GHz spectrum?

Does Alavarion see itself as setting a precedent here that will now allow other manufacturers to "push" 4.9 GHz for "shared" public/private backhaul, giving Cities everywhere an unfair advantage over private-sector WISPs?

I'm curious about your personal opinions here too, not just the Israeli-corporate position.

Thanks,
        jack


Patrick Leary wrote:


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Networks like these are not for public access, but rather to create internal
efficiencies. This one is very cool in terms of all the applications the
network is supporting. It is for the city of Cheyenne, WY. Citywide.

- Patrick
Alvarion

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