Broadband Internet Distribution Technology
Notice that in only a few more years many carriers besides the TELCO'S (Telephone Companies) will have telephone lines and high speed Internet available to homes inside and outside of the inner cities and towns. Many new carriers, providers besides the Power Companies are going to deploy fibre optics on the Telephone, Power poles and sewer pipes. I am particular to the " Radio, Wireless" types at bottom, WiMax especially!
"FCC Chairman Powell: "We want to get more platforms"
The last mile access race is heating up CNN Article
BPL below is definitely a poor choice for consumers and deployers, one big un-shielded radiation mess.
BPL ( Broadband Power Line Technology ) Voted in by FCC Feb 12, 2004
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada makes high-speed power play
first installation of BPL (Broadband Power Line technology) in Canada
Amperion The premier power line networking equipment company
Expansion planned for Northern Kentucky and Indiana
Earthlink Invests In Broadband Over Power Lines
AT&T invests in BPL
Community Broadband Networks
Power Utilities with Fiber
The three big incumbent phone companies behind the industry's largest fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) proposal
Wi Max Radio 900 MHz and 3.4 Gigahertz More than Line of Sight This new protocol means much profit for deployment on High Mountains (such as Mt. Greylock) 802.16a Newest and For a valley system, best Wireless 8 Mile Radius, up to 15+ Miles with small directional antenna at subscriber homes. For high mountains Up to 75 miles line of sight. Un Licensed 4 Watt Transmitter at Access Point 7.5 VDC 2 Amp Supply can be Photo Voltaic
Intel Works with many partners developing WiMax
Intel and Proxim
Intel and Alcatel
802.16a Wireless Links the Last Mile
Intel To Develop 802.16a Silicon For "Last Mile" Wireless Broadband Solutions 09 July 2003
How to select the best Access Point Supplier (ISP)
Tutorial on Fixed Wireless Do your own Community Non Profit Co Op
# 1 Alvarion's 900 MHz Excellent Commercial but expensive equipment
# 2 WaveRider's 900 MHz cheaper Last Mile Solution Do your own Community Non Profit Co Op
WaveRider's Cheaper NLOS ( Near Line of Sight ) Kit for 900 MHz Services Retail $ 5,000 Review
# 3 Trango Broadband Wireless Do your own Community Non Profit Co Op
Trango 900 MHz Multi Access Products
Next Net Wireless
Wi Fi Radio 802.11 a ,b & g
Why and How
Buying the inter net Besides Verizon in New England, The FCC allows hundreds of Companies to sell IP Backbone Bandwidth
UU Net's New Owner one of my favorite good old routers, good old price
Cushcraft Inexpensive wireless antennas directional and omni-directional Manchester, New Hampshire 603 627-7877
Cushcraft 896-940 MHz Antennas
Good Broadband News Site
Wireless LAN Forum
The lower frequency 902-928 MHz frequencies easily propagate over one hill and usually over a second hill, rarely over three.
Notice that in these many different protocol methods that all are not only capable of high speed internet but some include multiple telephone subscriber lines. Of course I'm a RF microwave radio Guy. I use a licensed, E band, 8 mile point to point link with Uda antennas to inexpensively extend my cable TV internet modem over one mountain (Pine Cobble).
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