Except that the SAME wisps were dealing with the top 5 or 6 vendors, so your count is quite inflated.
Lonnie On 4/20/07, Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
In case you missed it in an earlier email. I called the top 5 or 6 vendors in the WISP space and pestered them till they told me how many providers they had on the books as WISPs. MUCH more accurate than the 477 and a similar or more comprehensive effort by the FCC would take someone all over a day or two. That help? Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services 42846865 (icq) WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter R." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 12:13 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Admits Mistakes In Measuring Broadband Competition > Doesn't explain where you got the 3000 or 6000 number. > > If you pulled it out of your.. air... then you are doing a disservice. > If the number is really 900, and 300 fill out the form - that's 1/3 and > great. Even though it is disappointed that there are only 900 indie ISP's > left. > If the number is 3000 and 300 fill it out, that is awful. > But if the number is 6000, then this industry is all cowboy - and the FCC > will not take kindly to that.. > > Be careful what number you use. > > > BTW, many of the Internet Providers aren't even in access any more. They > are hosting, managed services, ASP, SAAS, etc. but still associate > themselves as ISPs. This doesn't help the count either because those guys > don't have to complete any forms. Plus virtual ISP's who don't have to > fill out forms either (the wholesaler does). So - again - be careful with > the number. > > Regards, > > Peter > > > Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: > >> Yeah. But the FCC is also to blame. The form is ridiculously >> complicated. And how many are really gonna fill it out? The FCC needs to >> really do research beyond asking the public to provide input. >> >> Unfortunately, we'll likely never really know till there is a tax on >> broadband connections. People are pretty good about paying the >> appropriate taxes..... >> >> Or, at the very least, the FCC needs to start going after those that >> won't fill out the form. >> >> It's a screwy deal. In the end, does it even matter? The public outcry >> has died out long ago. Now it's just political posturing and >> handwringing. The consumer's problems are largely gone. The ACCESS to >> broadband is very high in most of the country. Who care's about the >> DEPLOYMENT rate other than us that are deeply involved in the industry. >> >> Mostly, everyone is worried about a mole hill that some are trying to >> turn into a government funded mountain. >> >> Marlon > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
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