I think it's too early to know what power levels were or were not 
authorized today. I listened to the actual meeting today and I never 
heard any mention of power levels. AFAIK the actual maximum power levels 
were not announced today - or did I miss something?

Chuck McCown - 3 wrote:
> I see.  Yes, I agree.  100 mw EIRP is good for a wireless mic but not much 
> else.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looks like we didn't win
>
>
>   
>> Yes, I agree 4 Watts would have been a huge victory, but we didn't get 4
>> watts.  It appears that we got 100mw EIRP, which is worthless for anything
>> other than short range personal portable devices.
>> It appears that we got shut out. At 100mw, they might have well just
>> auctioned it to the RBOCs, at least consumers would have had a chance to 
>> get
>> "broadband" that way.
>>
>> We'll have to see what the rules actually say tommorrow. Maybe the 
>> Arcticle
>> writer misunderstood, and it was 100mw radio power and 4 watts could be
>> achieved with antenna gain.
>> But unforutneately, I don't think so.  We'll see.
>>
>> If it is really only 100mw EIRP, we'll need to get back up on the lobby
>> floor, and fight for more TX power.
>>
>> My personal opinion is that it should still be possible to convince the 
>> FCC
>> to allow 4 watts.
>> I think the unlicensed community originally wanted more power also. And
>> Geolocation w/ database meets the broadcaster's requirements.
>> Broadcasters already endorsed 20w on non-adjacenet channels.
>> There was no sound reason to deny 4 watts on non-adjacent channels, unless
>> there is a conspiracy against WISPs.
>>
>> Its also possible that the FCC got confused by WISPA's message,
>> misinterpretting that we wanted low power in unlicensed.
>> The FCC left the door open for further comment on whether higher power
>> licensed should be allowed in "rural areas".
>>
>> At this point, I think it will end up being to WISP's best interest to 
>> jump
>> back on the Unlicensed bandwagon, where there is FCC support, and lobby 
>> for
>> 4watts.
>>
>> But I'm gonna stop talking, as I'm getting all worked up, before I have 
>> all
>> the facts posted to the public tommorrow.
>>
>> Tom DeReggi
>> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
>> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Chuck McCown - 3" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:16 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looks like we didn't win
>>
>>
>>     
>>> I can make do with 4 watts EIRP if that is what we end up with.
>>> If the is the only thing we didn't get, I would say we pitched a shutout.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Marlon K. Schafer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 7:13 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looks like we didn't win
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Useful power levels in the whitespaces.
>>>>
>>>> B UT, we've not seen the actual rules from the FCC yet.  It's entirely
>>>> possible that the rules will be better than what's being reported so 
>>>> far.
>>>> marlon
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Chuck McCown - 3" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 5:56 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Looks like we didn't win
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> What exactly didn't we win?
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Charles Wyble" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 5:08 PM
>>>>> Subject: [WISPA] Looks like we didn't win
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/110408-fcc-whilte-spaces.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>> :(
>>>>>>
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