Building an Urban Broadband Wireless Mesh ISP
netBlazr's directional antennas & 5Ghz radios offer $40 per month 15 meg symetrical service
The May June 2015 COOK Report describes a new WISP broadband business model for Urban areas as it gives a detailed dscription of netBlazr a wireless broadband ISP that is outperforming Comcast in Boston Massachusetts.
Brough Turner and his business partner buy inexpensive internet transit from Lightower on the 61st floor of the John Hancock Tower and three other locations establishing a resilient meshnetwork to appartments and businesses in downtown Boston. Thanks to an NSF SBIR funded grant they are also developing a products based business that within 3 years should result in the manufacture and delivery of FCC approved self installing radios using beamsteering of transparent antennas that the user hangs in a window. These commoditized radios, by enabling the avoidance of individal truck roles will enable rapid scaling of this urban WISP business model.
A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty third year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs