Category Archives: Internet Adoption Rates

Wireless ISP’s (WISP) – the other white meat of the broadband world.

I have been providing RF Engineering services to the Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) for a number of years now and watched this segment of the broadband industry grow and mature. Today this industry is made up of mostly small … Continue reading

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Smart Grid Operators and Fixed Wireless ISP’s – They should be like peanut butter and chocolate.

So the stimulus program had two major initiatives that seemed separate but really should have been put together. Smart Grid and Broadband Internet. Smart grid technology is supposed to help us better manage the power systems and keep closer tabs … Continue reading

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TV White Spaces can be used for fixed wireless in large metro markets…but only if the manufacturers change equipment design convention.

I have been reading through the new TV White Spaces rules and it occurred to me that if the wireless radio manufacturers could get away from half duplex radios running on the same frequency,  fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP’s) … Continue reading

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Should USF Funds be used for broadband in areas that already support private sector investment?

I am the type of person that likes to see things done based on facts and hard data. Emotional pleas, feel good efforts and programs that don’t produce any measurable results frustrate me to say the least. Right now there … Continue reading

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Broadband Internet – If you build it and GIVE IT AWAY, will they come?

Last summer I had the chance to help different companies apply for grants under the first round of the Broadband Stimulus program. One of my clients was The Knight Center of Digital Excellence (http://www.knightfoundation.org/home/), they contracted with me to map … Continue reading

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