[RTC List] Any interest in starting a wireless co-op?
seanm707 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 08:32:53 PDT 2007
Just to be clear -
Access Humboldt is a private non-profit organization that works with the
County of Humboldt and Cities (Eureka, Arcata Fortuna, Rio Dell,
Ferndale and Blue Lake) to manage Public, Education and Government (PEG)
benefits that derive from local cable franchise agreements with
Suddenlink Communications. Those franchise benefits include subscriber
channels for community access and a "PEG Network" connecting locations
in each of the jurisdictions.
Access Humboldt is committed to build infrastructure and deliver PEG
services for next generation digital media.
Our vision includes PEG Broadband that will deliver a range of new
services for Public, Education and Government purposes. Folks might be
interested in our Digital Rio Dell project as an example. See our
website for mission+vision and other information. http://accesshumboldt.net
But please keep in mind that Access Humboldt is a community benefit
organization and our services are entirely non-commercial in nature. We
will not be involved with strictly commercial projects for private benefit.
If your "wireless co-op" idea will serve non-profit organizations,
schools (C/R, HSU, etc.), libraries, County/Cities or other government
agencies - we may be able to help.
P.O. Box 157, Eureka, CA 95502
e: seanm at accesshumboldt.net
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> From: list-bounces at redwoodtech.org [mailto:list-bounces at redwoodtech.org] On
> Behalf Of Rice, Joseph
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:58 PM
> To: JBilderback; list at redwoodtech.org
> Subject: Re: [RTC List] Any interest in starting a wireless co-op?
> I would consider investing into the project if it could turn a profit down
> the road. Keep me in the loop.
> From: list-bounces at redwoodtech.org on behalf of JBilderback
> Sent: Tue 8/28/2007 6:47 PM
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> Subject: [RTC List] Any interest in starting a wireless co-op?
> Hi folks ... I originally posted this to Craig's list with 0
> replies. :-( Perhaps this is a more fruitful locale.
> Hi Folks -
> I'm wondering if there's any interest in forming some sort of
> wireless co-op in the county. Initially I'd be interested in the
> lower Eel Valley region ( roughly covering Ferndale<>Loleta<>Van
> Duzen River area ... ). I'm assuming mostly people beyond DSL and
> cable as targets but wouldn't have to be limited to that. As a
> general concept, I picture starting with a fast DSL line in a
> (somewhat?) central location (note that all connections/users
> would have to be line of sight or relayed by another user) and
> possibly building around these gizmos
> (http://meraki.com/products/). I don't think it would take much up
> front money. A bigger issue would be a friendly and accessible
> place to site the DSL to wireless network link and a DSL provider
> willing to go with the project. Support would be an issue so I
> presume folks with a decent tech level (and patience) would be
> required for startup. Possible volunteer/paid support for others
> later on. Seems to me the monthly rate could be very reasonable
> ... but also based on monthly data volume. If there are half a
> dozen or so people interested in something like this then let's
> get together and talk. - jim
> Any takers?
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