Starting up a WiMAX ISP

Larry Smith lesmith at ecsis.net
Tue Apr 27 09:19:03 CDT 2010


On Tue April 27 2010 09:00, Charles Bronson wrote:
> Looking for advice...
>
> I live in central / western New York state (think villages and farms).
> There are a good number of hills but no mountains. I have solid LAN
> experience and experience facing a smaller network to the Internet. I was
> network admin for a medium size enterprise network (I.e. design and
> implementation including LAN, Internet connectivity, VPN, routers, DNS,
> mail, webservers, physical servers, etc). I would like to build a local ISP
> that can serve high speed internet access to the more rural areas whose
> only option is dial up access, well away from the CO. It would also be nice
> to compete with the cable company and DSL for customers in the villages.
>
> I have been researching information for design / implementation of WiMAX,
> equipment suppliers, contractors to help with installation of tower
> equipment and acquiring tower space, but have been coming up empty handed.
>
> What resources are available to help me bridge the gap from where I am to
> what I need to know to get started and what specific technologies would you
> recommend I bone up on? I know beyond the WiMAX specific information, I
> will probably need to cozy up to BGP, maybe MPLS for traffic between the
> core and towers? Also do you have any suggestions on where I can find
> suppliers and service vendors in this field? Networks are my passion and am
> willing to dig in, but I need some direction.
>
> Thanks for you help an insight.
>
>  Charles Bronson

Recommend you look at www.wispa.org (Wireless Internet Service Providers
Association).  Probably have loads of information and resources to get
you pointed in the right direction...

-- 
Larry Smith
lesmith at ecsis.net





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