[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 13:32:27 EST 2011


We do have the University of Waterloo to connect to.  Their internet
connection predates Bell's control.  Have they at some point sold out
and given control of that away?

I am sure the University would love a new revenue stream.

Brent

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:13 PM, L.D. Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> 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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