[Cialug] wireless communities in Iowa?
Dave J. Hala Jr.
dave at 58ghz.net
Fri Oct 12 15:19:23 CDT 2007
Whats to stop you from doing it? You don't need qwest to do it, and the
city can't stop you.
On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 15:03 -0500, Tom Poe wrote:
> Dave J. Hala Jr. wrote:
> > Uhhh... how is that Qwest can say that? Is qwest saying no open access
> > points hooked up to their DSL?
> > On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 14:16 -0500, Tom Poe wrote:
> >> Well, I've pretty much made up my mind. It's time to move on. Had a
> >> city official tell me in writing, they will not support community
> >> wireless initiatives, unless there are franchise fees involved. I was
> >> also told by a city official that Qwest will not permit Meraki units to
> >> be used for shared Internet access from one house to another in Charles
> >> City. That means our mayor has committed to providing a second-rate
> >> education to our kids while on his watch, because he objects to
> >> affordable "last mile solutions" for our kids.
> >> So, anyone know a community that has "unwired" in Iowa?
> >> Tom Poe, Charles City, Iowa
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> Technically, the issue was a "last mile solution" for our kids. Using
> Meraki units in each home, it becomes a simple $50 per house (one time
> fee) and a shared monthly Internet access payment of approximately $3
> per house per month. This enables every kid to access the ICN school
> network and get a 21st century education. The mayor and Qwest
> (apprarently) have decided that our kids will get second-rate education,
> period. No community inititatives to provide affordable "last mile
> solution" allowed, especially if it undermines the bottom line.
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