Rick Harnish | 31 Jul 16:43 2014

[WISPA Announcements] Win a Free Pass to WISPAPALOOZA

Promote this on your Facebook page or email it to your clients.

 

The WISP Company with the most supporters will win a FREE Full Conference Pass to WISPAPALOOZA.  Don’t forget the early signup deadline for WISPAPALOOZA ends tomorrow, August 2nd.

 

It has to STOP!

Government Regulation Continues to Eliminate Small Businesses.

Support WISPA's Petition for Reconsideration.

Share this on your Facebook page. http://www.wispa.org/save-rural-broadband-and-unlicensed-wireless-call-to-action.

Sign the petition to support WISPA’s Petition for Reconsideration and save Rural Broadband!

 

Join us at WISPAPALOOZA 2014 in Las Vegas, Oct. 11th – 18th

 

Respectfully,

 

Rick Harnish

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Josh Luthman | 31 Jul 16:38 2014

[WISPA] Net neutrality, The beginning of the end

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Jim Patient | 30 Jul 22:11 2014
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[WISPA] Jack Unger on ispradio.com

I would like to thank Jack for clarification of the new FCC rules this morning on ispradio.com.  Jack you’re a wealth of knowledge and we are blessed to have you in our industry!

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Jim Patient

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Rick Harnish | 30 Jul 16:30 2014

[WISPA] We Need You, each and every one of you!

 

To File your Comments to reverse the FCC March Rule Making on Proceeding 13-49

The law to change 5.725 GHz to 5.85 GHz emission levels is already in force!

WISPA, Cambium Networks, Mimosa and JAB Wireless have filed

Petitions for Reconsideration on behalf of the WISP Industry to reverse this ruling

and convince the FCC that this rule change is a grave mistake!

 

As a WISP using this frequency, it is your obligation to your business, your family, your employees and your customers to put down your harnesses and write a letter to the FCC before August 14th

 

In two years, Section 15.247 equipment will no longer be legal to manufacture. Requiring all new equipment to be certified under Section 15.407 has SEVERE ramifications for the WISP Industry.

 

Step 1

If you don’t think it will impact your business, take the 5 GHz Survey

It will change your mind!

Step 2

Read other WISP Comments and the Petitions for Reconsideration

Enter Proceeding Number 13-49

Step 3

Write a letter to the FCC, preferably on your company letterhead

Use economic impact estimates from numbers you entered in the survey

Mention the “Trickle Down Effects” it may have on your community, it’s businesses, schools and consumers. See important bullet points below.

Step 4

Upload your letter to the FCC website by August 14th

Enter Proceeding Number 13-49

 

Step 5

Encourage all other WISPs and other users of the band to do the same

 

May the Force be With US!

 

Steve Coran and I met with staffs of 4 of the 5 FCC Commissioners on July 21st.  These are points we made:

1.      We thanked the Commission for preserving unlimited gain antennas in this band

2.      We explained how the new restrictions on out-of-band emissions (Section 15.407) would cause severe consequences for the WISP Industry and for many other industries, including Oil/Gas, School Systems, Aggregate Processors, Food Processors, County Governments and many more.

3.      We explained how many rural communities only source of Broadband is fed by this “Workhorse” band and would possibly go dark and/or service levels (capacity) would be compromised by the this change in rules, which would affect link distance, useable frequencies and capacity.

4.      We also explained how the new rules would cause manufacturers to add filtering to the radios, which would not only cost much more to produce, but would decrease the available spectrum from 125 MHz to 45 MHz due to a 40 MHz filter needed on both ends of the band.

5.      We explained that this decrease in useable spectrum would limit the ability for Wisps to use more than two sectors for Point to Multi-Point use and would cause a decrease in potential capacity to the consumers.

6.      We explained that the lower power/smaller antenna option to comply with the rules would cause some consumers to entirely lose their service due to distance limitations.  We also explained that consumers who have had service for many years, would not understand why they would either lose service or would now have to pay for a new installation (new more expensive radio) which would have less capacity and speed.

7.      We explained that many rural communities are fed by long distance PTP links in this band, which would not be possible with these new rules or would cause operators to have to build more towers at approximately $50,000 per tower, in order to retain service to these communities.  This would cause undue hardship on the operators and the consumers served by these links.  In some cases, the demographics of the communities would prevent the operator from investing in more towers and radios in order to retain service to these communities.

 

Points to Make

ET Docket No. 13-49

 

Background

  1. FCC Order of April 1 preserved unlimited gain antennas for point-to-point use in 5725-5850 MHz band, but eliminated ability of devices to continue to be certified under Section 15.247. After two years, no more Section 15.247 equipment will be sold. All new equipment must be certified under Section 15.407.

 

  1. Petitions for reconsideration filed on June 2, 2014 by WISPA, Cambium Networks, Mimosa Networks and JAB Wireless

    1. almost all WISPs (and other industries as well) use Section 15.247 equipment in this band for long-distance point-to-point backhaul and most also use the band for point-to-multipoint communications (that includes a point-to-point uplink) to deliver broadband to distant end-users in rural areas

                                                    i.     other backhaul technologies not available or not affordable

                                                   ii.     only unlicensed band that allows unlimited gain antennas for point-to-point use

    1. all petitioners expressed similar concerns about effect of FCC rule change requiring equipment to be certified under the more restrictive out-of-band emission (OOBE) requirements of Section 15.407

 

Points to Emphasize

  1. FCC underestimated what the impact of allowing only tight OOBE equipment would be on device performance and cost and how that would negatively affect the ability of rural Americans to receive broadband [and VoIP] service

    1. two ways to comply with tighter OOBE requirements, both are unacceptable:

                                                    i.     reducing transmit power or antenna gain which drastically reduces link distance [Cambium and JAB presented report that showed 65% loss]

                                                   ii.     incorporating new filtering adds $300 to price of a $249 radio, and also reduces useable portion of band from 125 MHz to 45 MHz   allows only two 20-MHz sectors instead of four in a typical configuration

    1. to compensate, WISPs would need to add significantly more infrastructure at great cost in areas where towers may not be available

    2. on existing towers, the number of available channels (sectors) that could be co-located would be significantly reduced while simultaneously, the distance and the number of customers that each sector could cover would be substantially less.

    3. PROVIDE SPECIFIC COST INFORMATION – equipment, tower lease fees, lost income

  1. There is no evidence of interference to TDWRs or to any other service ever being caused by OOBE from legally operating Section 15.247 equipment

    1. TDWR facilities are at least 75 MHz away therefore they were never affected by OOBE from Section 15.247 equipment.

    2. FCC’s new security software rules should address interference problems that might arise from illegal use of equipment.

    3. LIMITING OUT-OF-BAND EMISSIONS WILL NOT ALLEVIATE A PROBLEM CAUSED BY SECTION 15.247 OR SECTION 15.407 EQUIPMENT BEING ILLEGALLY MODIFIED TO OPERATE IN A FREQUENCY RANGE (USUALLY 5600-5650 MHZ) WHERE IT HAS NOT BEEN CERTIFIED

 

BOTTOM LINE: Eliminating the flexibility to allow devices to continue to be certified under Section 15.247 was entirely unnecessary and will significantly harm ability of many rural WISP customers to continue to receive broadband and voice services

 

 

Join us at WISPAPALOOZA 2014 in Las Vegas, Oct. 11th – 18th

 

Respectfully,

 

Rick Harnish

Executive Director

WISPA

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866-317-2851 Ext. 101 WISPA Office

260-622-5774 Direct Line

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rharnish <at> wispa.org

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Rick Harnish | 30 Jul 04:27 2014

[WISPA Announcements] 5 GHz Survey - Please take this survey by Friday, August 1st

I know many people often ignore surveys.  “Aww, someone else will do it, I don’t have to.” 

 

Well we need you to complete this survey by Friday, August 1st.  If you are a WISP using 5 GHz, specifically 5.725 – 5.85 GHz, we NEED your responses.  Many of the questions will make you think and estimate.  We understand this, just try to be as accurate as you can.  Don’t get disgusted and quit, this is a very important exercise you should take as it will help you understand the economic impact this change from FCC 47CFR Section 15.247 rules to the more stringent FCC 47CFR Section 15.407 rules. 

 

I know I am being relentless on this issue as you may have seen my Call To Action email several times now.  When you read the survey questions, I guarantee you are going to get mad, very mad.  I have put a comment box at the bottom of the survey so you can vent if you wish.  Together we can do this, we can flood the FCC with comments supporting the petitions for reconsideration sent in by WISPA, Cambium Networks, Mimosa and JAB Broadband.  My rough estimates is this is a 1 Billion dollar event to the WISP industry.  I hope your estimates prove me wrong. 

 

Thank you for your time!  Click the following link to go to the survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GHzProceeding13-49

 

Please file your comments with the FCC for Proceeding 13-49 by August 14th, 2014.  The FCC has announced this is the deadline.  You can read other WISP comments as well as the Petitions for Reconsideration at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/input?z=fbq8a .  Just put in 13-49 in the Proceeding Number field and then push the button “Search for Comments”  There is an estimated 2000 WISPs in the US, I would love to see 500 of you guys/gals post comments.  If you didn’t see the entire Call to Action email I sent out today, send me a note to rharnish <at> wispa.org and we will forward it to you.  It contains bullet points to help guide you in writing your comments, but what we really want to see is some comments showing the economic impact this will have on your business and your community.

 

 

Join us at WISPAPALOOZA 2014 in Las Vegas, Oct. 11th – 18th

 

Respectfully,

 

Rick Harnish

Executive Director

WISPA

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866-317-2851 Ext. 101 WISPA Office

260-622-5774 Direct Line

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Gino Villarini | 30 Jul 00:36 2014

[WISPA] Ethernet over cat3 options

Any options for a 600’ cat3 Ethernet solution with over 50mbps capacity for download?



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Rick Harnish | 29 Jul 22:48 2014

[WISPA Announcements] Your Webinar Invitation: Join us for "“The FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment Program: Nuts and Bolts”"

 

“The FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment Program:

Nuts and Bolts”

Join us for a Webinar on August 7

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/486135313

Presenters: Steve Coran of Lerman Senter PLLC and Jon Allen of Rini O’Neil PC.

The FCC has launched a program to distribute up to $100 million to support rural broadband deployment.  Unlike other FCC programs, the rural broadband experiment program is open to broadband providers that do not currently offer voice services.  Applications are due October 14, 2014.  This webinar is your opportunity to learn from Washington, DC attorneys Jon Allen and Steve Coran on the rules, strategies and obligations of the rural broadband experiments so that you can decide whether this is the right program for your business.

 

Title:

“The FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment Program: Nuts and Bolts”

Date:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time:

1:00 PM - 2:00 AM EDT

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

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Brett Bonomo | 29 Jul 18:05 2014
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Re: [WISPA] Wireless Digest, Vol 30, Issue 82

Andrew (Commscope) had such an antenna at one time (10 or so years ago).  I think it was shelved as it wasn't real 'hot' at the time.  I felt that there could be a whole new market today and it's possible that some of the low-latency microwave applications between IL and NY helped validate production again.  

Brett

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Anyone manufacture dual band licensed dishes?



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Gino Villarini | 28 Jul 20:57 2014

[WISPA] Dual Band 6 + 11 Ghz Dishes

Anyone manufacture dual band licensed dishes? 



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[WISPA] ePMP 5Ghz Spares

Would anyone in Louisiana or Texas have a few ePMP 5GHz Connectorized Gps Sync radios they could spare for a few days. We took a lightning hit and lost a few. We would place an order and ship new ones directly to you. We would also go pick them up. Any help would be useful.

 

Thanks,

Curt

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Curt Cormier | 25 Jul 03:15 2014

[WISPA] ePMP 5ghz spares

Would anyone in Louisiana or Texas have a few spare ePMP 5GHz Connectorized Gps Sync radios they could spare for a few days. We took a lightning hit and lost a few. We would place an order and ship new ones directly to you. We would also go pick them up. Any help would be useful.

 

Thanks,

Curt

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Curt Cormier
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Kayse Broadband
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