PS. Those contracts were jsut rendered uninforcible (not grandfathered) 
based on recent legislation, from my understanding.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Sharples" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts


> We've done a fair number of these too, by adding a second radio on 2.4 for
> wifi access on the back of our 5Ghz surveillance networks. The biggest 
> issue
> has been that many of the multi-tenant facilities have onerous long-term
> (e.g. 3-year) contracts in place with Comcast that have to lapse before 
> they
> can offer wifi to their tenants.
>
> Tom S.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Doug Ratcliffe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts
>
>
>> We've done a lot of condos.  For free wifi, a 2.4 mesh network like
>> open-mesh covers most decent sized condos (~100 units) for less than a
>> grand.   Then you can charge $5/unit, blow away the cable company and 
>> have
>> the thing paid back in 3 months.
>>
>> We also install pay on demand which has had moderate success - a 120 unit
>> apartment condo building, $9.95/wk, $19.95/month, we get about 10-15
>> signups
>> a month and Meraki sends us a check minus their fee.  Still takes a year
>> or
>> so to pay it back but its really been a zero maintenance building minus
>> the
>> occasional person who can't get their wifi working at first.
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Rogelio" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:25 PM
>> Subject: [WISPA] MSOs investing heavily in wi-fi rollouts
>>
>>
>>> One trend I'm seeing is for cable companies to purchase a ubiquitous
>>> wifi infrastructure in new areas.
>>>
>>> These numbers aren't too far off from some numbers I saw yesterday:
>>>
>>> --$50K to put in ubiquitous wifi for a time share condo (retail is way
>>> more, like $70K; but MSOs get discounts)
>>> --$20/mo for each unit
>>> --$20/mo * 100 units * 12 months = $24,000/year in revenue the cable
>>> cable company can ear
>>>
>>> => paid off equipment in approx two years
>>>
>>> Anyone else seeing those numbers / trends?
>>>
>>> In fact, it seems as if bringing cable companies into the deals has been
>>> a sure way to close these large purchases in some cases.
>>>
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