[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Feb 1 13:13:38 EST 2011


Bender, is that you?

You can cover a lot of ground with directed 80211a point-to-point links
eg: 

http://www.beezwaxproducts.com/product_info.php?products_id=107

http://www.beezwaxproducts.com/popup_add_image.php?imagesID=85&osCsid=206f1915f49fa0097ecf85245a97278c&products_id=107'

One could make the hardware rather maintenance-free/ redundant, but the
whole system would cost money. I'd envision a non-profit organization
over-seeing the show.

The real trick is to get a proper internet portal to direct all the
traffic through.  Retail is not going to do.  I would include Atria(aka
Rogers) in that category. One needs to completely circumvent the
gibberish of the CRTC and talk to wholesale vendors. 

Think Bell will let us coloc a wireless "a" bridge at one of their COs?


On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 12:08 -0500, Colin Mackay wrote:
> Modified Futurama quote:  (Sorry.)
> 
> "Oh, no room for us on the internet, huh? Fine! I'll go build my own
> internet, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the internet and
> the blackjack! Ahh, screw the whole thing!"
> 
> I've often wondered what it would be like to get a large area mesh
> network setup, the only issue I see is trusting everyone; who would
> own the final connection to the net?  What if it goes down and the
> person is on vacation; we can't get in to fix it?  How do we connect
> those that are a little farther away?   Do we need multiple entry
> points?
> 
> It could end up costing quite a bit, in the long run...
> 
> 
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>         On 2/1/2011 11:34 AM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>                 You wants to build a mesh network on the west side of
>                 Kitchener?
>         
>         
>         Is there an ISP that will offer a service that is allowed to
>         be shared in this way?  Atria maybe?
>         
>         Let's assume that one of us had a fibre connection available,
>         and that the service agreement allowed sharing.  What does
>         Atria change per GB for usage?  I wonder what sort of usage
>         terms would be required for equitable cost distribution in
>         such a scheme.
>         
>         
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