It's taken care of George.  

Thanks

Rick Harnish
President
OnlyInternet Broadband & Wireless, Inc.
260-827-2482
Founding Member of WISPA

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of George Rogato
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:47 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] I'm gonna do the honors without permission--
WELCOMEMarty& Roadstar!

I'll forward this to the list admin and make sure your on it.
It might be automatic, not sure.

George

Marty Dougherty wrote:
> No... How do I?
> 
> Marty
> 
> ___________________________________________
> Marty Dougherty
> CEO
> Roadstar Internet Inc.
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 703-554-6620
> www.roadstarinternet.com
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of George Rogato
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:23 AM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] I'm gonna do the honors without permission --
> WELCOMEMarty& Roadstar!
> 
> Welcome Marty.
> 
> Glad you chose to join WISPA and contribute. I'm sure you can help.
> 
> Are you also subscribed to the member list?
> 
> George
> 
> 
> 
> Marty Dougherty wrote:
> 
>>Wow I feel like a movie star or something- Perhaps Patrick can line me up
>>with a Hollywood star right next to The Donald? 
>>
>>I am thrilled to be able to join WISPA and hope to be able to help our
>>industry get a louder voice. I have noticed that we are being left out of
>>more and more at the FCC and at the local/state levels. We really need to
>>turn that around as quick as we can.
>>
>>Looking forward to meeting you all in person at future WISPA events!
>>
>>Marty
>>
>>BTW- I guess Patrick does not get a commission or he would know that we
> 
> have
> 
>>passed the 2000 mark- probably 1500 or so VL's and the rest 900Mhz and
> 
> then
> 
>>a few remaining WIFI...
>>
>>
>>
>>___________________________________________
>>Marty Dougherty
>>CEO
>>Roadstar Internet Inc.
>>[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>703-554-6620
>>www.roadstarinternet.com
>> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>Behalf Of Patrick Leary
>>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 6:43 PM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: [WISPA] I'm gonna do the honors without permission -- WELCOME
>>Marty& Roadstar!
>>
>>Dear WISPA members and friends (which includes many of you),
>>
>>I just learned some very good news -- Marty Dougherty, CEO and founder
>>of Roadstar Internet (http://www.roadstarinternet.com/index.php), based
>>in Loundon County, VA recently joined WISPA as a paid member WISP. This
>>is great news and here's why:
>>
>>Marty operates a high profile and large WISP network that connects over
>>1,000 homes and business primarily in the challenging "exurb" edges of
>>the rolling Northern Virginia country side (all forests, fields, and
>>foothills). Roadstar was the first WISP ever visited by a FCC chairman
>>when former Chairman Powell toured the NOC and a few customers with a
>>large entourage and press back around 2002. Since then Marty, like many
>>of you, has been a frequent face at the FCC and he regularly hosts
>>dignitaries from here and abroad. 
>>
>>Marty also has another "incumbent" asset, shall we say, he used to work
>>in the telco space. So his insight is fantastic. As well, Marty has a
>>some staff that he is willing to have assist WISPA, such as is newly
>>hired PR person who is the former editor of the Loudon Business
>>newspaper.
>>
>>Folks, Marty is like you in that he "boot-strapped" this business from
>>his own pocket and literally from the garage-turned-office from behind
>>his house. He has repeatedly turned down major investment offers so he
>>can continue to grow under his control. Also like many of you he began
>>with 802.11b, then migrated to another brand, and eventually settled (so
>>far!) on BreezeACCESS VL.
>>
>>Maybe most importantly, Marty is a great person like so many of you. I
>>count him as a friend and I am proud to have contributed to earning his
>>business.
>>
>>Please welcome him and make use of his many talents...I know we do (he
>>is typically a top choice for beta testing and other advice).
>>
>>Thanks Rick and John, in advance, for humoring me as I introduce Marty.
>>
>>Sincerely,
>>
>>Patrick Leary
>>AVP WISP Markets
>>Alvarion, Inc.
>>o: 650.314.2628
>>c: 760.580.0080
>>Vonage: 650.641.1243
>>[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>Behalf Of Patrick Leary
>>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:55 AM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: RE: [WISPA] Open letter to the IEEE
>>
>>Here is a good link for those who which to understand the issue more
>>fully. The authors are as qualified as you get and professionally known
>>(I don't know Andrew though) by a number of us here so we can vouch for
>>them.
>>
>>http://www.newamerica.net/publications/policy/reclaiming_the_vast_wastel
>>and_why_unlicensed_use_of_white_space_in_the_tv_bands_will_not_cause_int
>>erference_
>>
>>
>>Patrick
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>Behalf Of Patrick Leary
>>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:48 AM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: RE: [WISPA] Open letter to the IEEE
>>
>>Bingo. Very nice edit Forbes with one exception: the "white space" does
>>not refer to 700 MHz. Technically, it covers a range of more than 600
>>MHz sub 700 MHz, excluding a smattering of bands that will still be in
>>use (not expected to be present in more than 120 markets) and a few
>>other small channels reserved for things like public safety.
>>
>> 
>>
>>Patrick Leary 
>>AVP WISP Markets 
>>Alvarion, Inc. 
>>o: 650.314.2628 
>>c: 760.580.0080 
>>Vonage: 650.641.1243 
>>[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
>>
>>________________________________
>>
>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>Behalf Of Forbes Mercy
>>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:44 AM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: RE: [WISPA] Open letter to the IEEE
>>
>> 
>>
>>Marlon, 
>>
>>I kind of gutted your letter and changed it to one that acts a little
>>more like it's from an organization then a person.  Please don't take
>>offense and feel free to change it.  As you have explained to me,
>>stepping back and looking at it from another person's eyes sometimes
>>gets the same effect with a little calmer face.
>>
>>Forbes Mercy
>>
>>President - Washington Broadband, Inc.
>>
>>Dear Sirs,
>>
>>I represent the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA)
>>an organization which has worked closely with the Federal Communications
>>Commission (FCC) for many years.  As you know we consist purely of WISP
>>owners and have been pleased with the open ear provided by the FCC in
>>our numerous opportunities for testimony and individual meetings.  These
>>meetings have resulted in a very fair and generous application of
>>unlicensed frequencies.  We feel that not only our industry has
>>benefitted but many other applications have been invented providing
>>American consumers new services, competition and pricing that helps keep
>>inflation in check and advanced services accessible to all income
>>levels.
>>
>>One of our agenda issues has been active inclusion in the use of the 700
>>MHZ frequencies known as "TV White Space".  The ability to have a
>>product that actually covers distance through vegetation is very
>>exciting.   We have battled the upper frequencies short range and low
>>power but also have provided innovative services to the most rural
>>areas.  This is a testiment to the vision of the FCC with your
>>successful experiment giving Americans unlicensed space just to see if
>>we can succeed, we did and because of it are very grateful.
>>
>>We have considered the 700 MHZ space as the ultimate application for
>>rural development and wish to convey some concerns over the preliminary
>>specifications submitted.  Our examples of this would be: 
>>
>>33' minimum antenna heights,  pre-programmed exclusion zones,  with no
>>accounting for LOCAL terrain or foliage.  As you know provision of
>>Wireless has little similarity with Radio Station methods of engineering
>>and implementation.  The specifications become even more focused with
>>the suggested geolocation of every Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)
>>device.  These proposeals could eliminate 90% of the customers and
>>easily as many WISP's from using this band.  
>>
>>Very few people will be able to justify the  $500 (probably closer to
>>$1000) installation costs of these systems.  We had hoped for an
>>in-house antenna system that does not require outdoor antennas which are
>>confusing to renting land owners and asthestically challanging to
>>homeowners.  It redirects costs from a 'take home and plug in' service
>>to a much higher model of 'a truck run for every install' scenario.
>>Most of our operators have been pleased with the prospect of eliminating
>>roll-up antennas, the high cost and hazard of roof-top work and the
>>difficulty of employing installers, it triples the costs of operation
>>and those funds, which could be used for more deployments, instead goes
>>to unnecessary infrastructure and is passed on as higher costs to all
>>income level Americans.
>>
>>WISPA feels there is no need for the outdoor only, or minimum antenna
>>height requirement.   We feel that the local interference issues have
>>been dealt with professionally in our existing bands and the minimal
>>abuse has been well documented by the FCC.  Low signal strength have
>>been built into your standard for the incumbent detection mechanism.
>>
>>Of course we acknowledge the pressure from the TV Broadcasting
>>organizations to have more stringent standards due to the proximity to
>>their systems therefore a beacon system in which any cpe would be
>>acceptible to identify the owner of the ap for faster recitification of
>>problems should one occur.  This uses the innovation we have embrassed
>>and the costs will assure that any problem, albiet unlikely, can be
>>quickly qwelled locally.  This resolves our need for GPS units and other
>>expensive testing equipment not available to all providers.  It also
>>eliminates the need for dual antennas and GPS's for each customer CPE,
>>another expensive requirement not required of any other commercial or
>>unlicensed frequency.
>>
>>Because of the need for some control to satisfy broadcasters the
>>spectrum needs to be unlicensed with registration required with the FCC.
>>Again we reiterate the need for inexpensive access to deploy thus hope
>>any registration would be within reason.   The innovation we have
>>provided meets the President's goal of rural deployment without need for
>>public funds and provides local responsiveness and competition that
>>forces National providers to keep costs affordable.
>>
>>As we have been in the past, the Wireless Internet Service Provider's
>>Association will be happy to help with how this new standard will 'meet
>>the road' as we have since the inception of the unlicensed process.  Our
>>emphasis has always been on economical deployment and exclusion in favor
>>of high profit driven corporations continue to hurt deployment.  the
>>individual owners of our companies use the time honored American
>>tradition of 'a good product at a reasonable price' with emphasis on
>>local ownership.  This is far from the motivation from stock owned large
>>corporations where service and selection is based on rapid return of
>>investment and not on innovation or rural (sparce) area deployment.
>>
>>Our industry has plenty of high margin products to choose from already.
>>Backhaul products are stable and plentiful.
>>Everything from wireless, to copper to fiber is an option in the right
>>conditions.  Our industry's only real gap is in medium speed cheap
>>products that will go through walls and trees etc., and the 700 MHZ
>>meets that goal.  We continue to value our close relationship with the
>>FCC and are pleased that public service organizations still think of the
>>public first.   As an organization of small business owners we look
>>forward to proper deployment of this frequency and recognition of the
>>responsible manner we have deployed more restrictive bands to expand and
>>serve the public. 
>>
>>Thank you for you time,
>>
>>Marlon K. Schafer
>>WISPA FCC committee chairman
>>(509) 982-2181                                   Equipment sales
>>(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)                    Consulting services
>>42846865 (icq)                                    And I run my own wisp!
>>[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
>>www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam
>>
>>
>>
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