Patrick Leary wrote:
And why shouldn't they? If you are radio vendor, reseller, or VAR muni
Wi-Fi is a great thing. You get to sell a bunch radios and consulting
time. It doesn't matter if the business plan makes sense or if the
network even works long term. operators on the other hand have to be
concerned about the long-term.
I agree that many WISPs have panned muni wi-fi instead of leveraging
their expertise. WISPs were arguably best positioned initially to
address this need. Smart VARs and resellers got busy though and whether
WISPs realize it, almost all the VARs that serve the WISP community now
have a muni engagement. It is just a business reality.
I bet your radios are doing great technically in the Mountain View
deployment, but you stated you personally aren't able to use the Wi-Fi
portion of the network. Does that make the network a failure from your
perspective as a consumer?
WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org