For those who may have missed it, the petition is here:


I am sorry if I don't get this right Fred, but I don't believe this is the
petition, rather than it is the complaint.


Is that correct?


And let me state on a side note ... your interjections in WISPA business, in
my opinion, is extremely valued!

There have been several times that you have broken a complex problem down to
common sense.  Thank you.


Victoria Proffer

 <http://www.stlwimax.com/> STLWiMAX, LLC



From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
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At 6/29/2012 08:45 PM, Victoria Proffer wrote:

In my years in this industry, it is clear that some fail, as well as some
become a sterling example of what I consider my industry is primarily made
of, girt, fortitude, honesty, common sense, gumption, imaginativeness (check
it out, it is a word =), resourcefulness ... oh well, you get the picture =)
With that said, I have to make my comment.  
It is one as an individual and not necessarily representing the views of the
board of directors.
The Century Link FCC filing is a direct attack on our industry and what our,
sometimes small, enterprises stand for.  
The Century Link filing, in my opinion and it has been mentioned, a clear
sign of weakness on their part and shows their dependency on .gov subsidies.
In this aspect is a victory for WISPA!  
Yet it is slanderous document that WISPA and the individuals accused must
As an elected member of the WISPA board of directors, I can assure you that
the board is addressing these issues and considers this a priority.

For those who may have missed it, the petition is here:

Century Telephone Enterprises, by whatever name it's using, has always been
the worst of the worst.  My nickname for them is "The Devil Incarnate".
These are the folks who, facing a modem pool owned by a tiny carrier during
the dial-up years, simply refused to pass calls to that carrier as "local",
even though the rate center was local.  Utterly sleazy. 

Their petition is indeed slanderous, basically claiming that WISPs can't
offer as good a service as they can, and demanding that the FCC treat all
WISPs like satellite providers.  This would let CenturyLink take Phase I CAF
funding of $775/subscriber to overbuild WISPs.

To show how ridiculous this is, just turn it around.  What could you, as a
WISP, do with a gift of $775 in capital per subscriber?  Yeah, a lot more
than they can.  That's a lot of money to a WISP, but bupkis to a subsidy
whore like Century.

I look forward to the Board's response, and if the Petition is open to
Comment from others, it deserves a serious blasting.

 Fred Goldstein    k1io   fgoldstein "at" ionary.com   
 ionary Consulting                http://www.ionary.com/ 
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