They are also, not saying we can't deliver more than 1 Mbps, just that 
the speed is around 1 Mbps. How many WISPs provide residential service 
at speeds greater than 1 Mb?

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Nathan Stooke wrote:
> Hello,
>
>       Right, but the problem is most WISPs do not fill out the Form 477 so
> what data do they have to go off.  I have heard there are over 3,000 to
> 4,000 WISPs in the US, but only 400ish filled it out in 2008.  That is what
> the FCC engineer said when I was speaking at the FCC.  We cannot go to the
> FCC crying we need more spectrum or more power because we provide XX
> millions of customers service, if the form they REQUIRE us to fill out says
> we only have hundreds of thousands of customers.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> Behalf Of Jason Hensley
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:01 AM
> To: 'WISPA General List'
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC Says Fixed Wireless Only Delivers 1 Mbps
>
> Hmm, so I guess my 10Mbps down and 8mbps up wireless links (yes, to
> customers) don't count????  
>
> My guess, though, is that they're pulling this data from the 477 and making
> assumptions based on that.  Most of our customers are 1.5Mbps or less
> customers so looking at the "raw" 477 data then yes, it would appear that we
> may not be doing much more than the 1.5meg.  
>
> Interesting...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> Behalf Of Lists
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:54 AM
> To: 'WISPA General List'
> Subject: [WISPA] FCC Says Fixed Wireless Only Delivers 1 Mbps
>
> This really ticks me off:
>
>  
>
> "Wireless broadband Internet access services offered over fixed networks
> allow consumers to access the Internet from a fixed point while stationary
>
>  and often require a direct line-of-sight between the wireless transmitter
> and receiver. These services have been offered using both licensed spectrum 
>
> and unlicensed devices. For example, thousands of small Wireless Internet
> Services Providers (WISPs) provide such wireless broadband at speeds of 
>
> around one Mbps using unlicensed devices, often in rural areas not served by
> cable or wireline broadband networks." 
>
> http://www.broadband.gov/broadband_types.html 
>
>  
>
> I talked to them at the NTIA workshop in Memphis about this, but they are
> still defaming our industry.
>
> I have emailed them at the broadband.gov site and think it is a good idea
> that they hear from more of us.
>
>  
>
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