I have grant projects in the area I serve and they were handing out money to 
almost anyone that applied with practically zero oversight.  This is in 
areas from 30 customers to one area serving close to a million customers.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] 2012 - The End of the Internet


> >The RUS grant program is ideal
>> for guys like you.
>
> Not really. The RUS grant programs were pretty much good for Indian 
> tribes,
> based on the majority winners.
> You need close to 100% point award to get one, which means a township less
> than 500 people.
> With some exception of course.
>
> But from what I've seen, the RUS Loan program has been wonderful for many
> Rural area providers that were already well financed with a good proven
> ability to repay, such as a local ILEC.
>
> Tom DeReggi
> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck McCown - 2" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 11:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] 2012 - The End of the Internet
>
>
>> You really should get to be govt funded too.  The RUS grant program is
>> ideal
>> for guys like you.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Scottie Arnett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] 2012 - The End of the Internet
>>
>>
>>> My nearest town(and most populated) that I serve has a population of 
>>> 1600
>>> in TN. And that is a town, not a little subdivision, and the local co-op
>>> telco is missing some of that providing the service beyond dialup along
>>> with us. I will mark my calender, and bet you (if the FCC does not 
>>> change
>>> their ways with giving the rural co-ops everything they ask for, and I
>>> have already been in this discussion with Chuck, we never had even ISDN
>>> until 2003 or so) that you have FIOS probably 5 years before we do. Just
>>> because, they give the more populated "rural areas" the money b4 they do
>>> the less populated. Hum, does that follow their strategy?
>>> Not wanting to start a war here....we cover the places the gov't funded
>>> co-ops, do NOT. Where is OUR money for the area's we cover that the 
>>> co-op
>>> does not? Not wanting a politcal war here either....just thinking the
>>> current "State of War" is far sided from the FCC point of view that the
>>> already regulated telcos and cable co's are more than enough 
>>> competition.
>>> They very seldom consider WISP as competition and I invite anyone to
>>> provide evidence that they REALLY do!
>>>
>>> Scott
>>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>> From: Bryan Scott <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> Reply-To: WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
>>> Date:  Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:37:46 -0600
>>>
>>>>
>>>>On Jun 20, 2008, at 8:23 PM, Scottie Arnett wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I am probably way more rural than Tom DeReggi on this, and I could
>>>>> not agree with him more plus add to it as far as the so called gov't
>>>>> push to get broadband to the "real rural markets." I think their
>>>>> "push" is more of a "ghost" as far as the FCC has ruled in the last
>>>>> 6 to 8 years. Just IMHO.
>>>>
>>>>There are some farmers along the Utah/Nevada border that are going to
>>>>have fiber to the home before I ever will...
>>>>
>>>>-- Bryan
>>>>
>>>>
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