On the up side, we already deliver advanced broadband out here.

And NONE of the cell phone companies do.

Heck, I only know of one town that has DSL of 2 megs up.
marlon

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "St. Louis Broadband" <li...@stlbroadband.com>
To: <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 4:49 PM
Subject: [WISPA] New Stimulus bill Broadband Definitions


>I don't know if this will be revised before it is voted on, but it appears
> that it needs to be corrected:
> In Title VI - BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS (pg 661-662)
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/08/senate-stimulus-bill-full_n_163144.html
> (j)
> DEFINITIONS - for the purpose of this section - (1) the term "advanced
> broadband service" means a service delivering data to the end user
> transmitted at a speed of at least 45 megabits per second downstream and 
> at
> least 15 megabits per second upstream; (2) the term "advanced wireless
> broadband service" means a wireless service delivering to the end user 
> data
> transmitted at a speed of at least 3 megabits per second downstream and at
> least 1 megabit per second upstream over and end-to-end internet protocol
> wireless network;
> (3) the term "basic broadband service" means a service delivering data to
> the end user transmitted to a speed of at least 5 megabits per second
> downstream and at least 1 megabit per second upstream;"
>
> So the "advanced broadband service" is your backhaul @ 45/15 mbps, 
> "advanced
> broadband service" SHOULD BE 5/1 mbps and "basic broadband service" SHOULD
> BE 3/1 mbps
>
>
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