Wireless ISPs during disasters (hurricane harvey, irma and maria)

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 20:38:30 UTC 2017

AeroNet is a large sized independent ISP in Puerto Rico (as compared to
major US48 based national carriers, and relative to the size of the market
as a whole) and makes extensive use of PTP And PtMP microwave/millimeter
wave equipment, so I guess they count as a WISP. They are active on some
industry specific WISP forums.


On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:

> While some of the big companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft got
> some press about their wireless experiments during the post-hurricane
> recovery, the FCC hasn't heard about the experience of wireless ISPs during
> the recovery.
> Were there any wireless ISPs in south-Texas, south-Florida, Puerto Rico or
> U.S. Virigin Islands?  How did they survive, or able to speed recovery
> efforts? Were there resources they needed?
> WISPs don't normally report in the FCC DIRS or NORS disaster reporting
> systems, so WISPs are a blank spot.

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