For those of us in the "Ma and Pa" category, it wasn't too hard to see this coming.
I've argued since the day I first dreamed of wireless broadband, that life's lessons would serve me fine... Find a way to meet the needs of your customers, in a way that benefits THEM and you. If you can't produce a better value than someone else, find a way to do so. In the end, all the arguments about building value or revenue or whatever are mostly trivial. If you don't have a reason to exist, and if you don't have a plan to make money with reasonable assumptions, and the flexibility to change with the times, you're as obsolete as the buggy whip. I seriously doubt that anything besides the aquisition of a customer base THAT WILL MAKE YOU PROFITABLE LONG TERM matters a whole lot. Of course, the implications of that are technical competence, competitive products, and pricing and cost structures that are sane and reasonable. I operate on the assumption that my customer today will be my customer in 10 years and that he expects as good of value from what I do in 10 years as what I deliver now. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ neofast.net - fast internet for North East Oregon and South East Washington email me at mark at neofast dot net 541-969-8200 Direct commercial inquiries to purchasing at neofast dot net ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt Liotta" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 9:54 AM Subject: [WISPA] Industry failings > One the biggest factors holding our industry back is a lack of success > on the part of the big poster children. People look at the past failures > of WinStar and Teligent and wonder if new entrants can succeed. Many > investors are watching FiberTower and NextLink to see if these new > poster children can prove the business model. > -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/