Fellow WISPA members: We are beginning a PR campaign to enlist the help of our local, state and national representatives into supporting the need to set aside bandwidth in the whitespace frequencies for wireless broadband. Loudoun County in Northern Virginia is probably much like your coverage area (except you folks in the desert region) in that you have large areas to cover. Some or much of that area is probably forested or tree landscaped which essentially precludes many people from getting a reliable signal.
If solons can see that these people represent potential votes then they might be convinced to get on board and support us. Congress has sent a message to the FCC that it may be exercising more control over such things as frequency allocations and serving the public good. If we can get them in our corner the FCC might give us more credence. It also would not hurt to place a call to your local newspapers and radio stations to get them interested in this story, especially if you can bring service to those in the hinterlands who have only dreamed of it. I am a former newspaper editor and editor of a business magazine and would be willing to help any member seeking advice how to do this. Many news media outlets, especially in smaller markets, would probably appreciate a high-tech story. The key is to explain the advantages offered through these frequencies as well as what problems face companies willing to invest in the technology. Just remember not to get to technical or jargon where you don't lose the reporter. Always ask if they understand the concept and if not devote the time to explain it to them. If you don't what gets printed or aired could end up being in error or just so much dross. David T. Hughes Director, Corporate Communications Roadstar Internet 604 South King Street -Suite 200 Leesburg, VA 20175 -HOME OF INET LOUDOUN- Office - (703) 234-9969 Direct - (703) 953-1645 Cell - (703) 587-3282 Corporate Offices - (703) 554-6621 Fax - (703) 258-0003 [EMAIL PROTECTED] AIM: dhughes248 - Video conference capable -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/