Wireless/Free Space Enterprise ISP in Palo Alto

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Fri Dec 16 18:33:06 UTC 2011

I can't help with most, but for wireless gear check out the ubiquity nanobridge stuff. Cheap fast and good. I've seen these work at 5km range with high speeds (eg: 30-60mbps) when using 40mhz channels. 

Works well to bridge the last mile in cases where you have access to mount hardware. A pair costs around $180 or so. 

Jared Mauch

On Dec 16, 2011, at 1:24 PM, Darren Bolding <darren at bolding.org> wrote:

> Apologies if this is not the most appropriate forum for this, but I am not
> aware of a better list to use.
> I recently took over responsibility for the network connectivity at an
> office in downtown Palo Alto (University and Emerson).  Unfortunately, and
> perhaps ironically, the connectivity options here are not as great as I
> would like- currently they are using DSL, there is no cable service, and
> lead times for T1's and above are higher than I would like.
> I have already started the process of getting fiber from the city of Palo
> Alto between the office and Equinix/S&D/PAIX/529 Bryant, which will resolve
> the problem.  However, the city's time estimate is longer than we need, and
> experience implies there may be delays.
> So- I am investigating wireless/free space ISP's in downtown Palo Alto, and
> also possible options for doing a point-to-point wireless connection
> between our office and 529 Bryant (I am reaching out to Equinix on this).
> Any pointers to known good providers, or other suggestions would be very
> welcome- off list is fine.  I am already reaching out to a telecom broker,
> but wanted to reach out for suggestions.
> To clarify- I am trying to get either a) rapidly turned up IP transit or b)
> rapidly turned up point-to-point (presumably wireless) between 529
> Bryant/PAIX and the office (University and Emerson).
> Thanks very much!
> --D
> -- 
> --  Darren Bolding                  --
> --  darren at bolding.org           --

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