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  • About Steve Stroh

    In 1996, I was fascinated to discover that providing Internet Access via wireless technologies was not only possible, but being done routinely by a small band of pioneering Internet Service Providers. By mid-1997, I was writing professionally about Broadband Wireless Internet Access (BWIA), first as a monthly columnist in Boardwatch Magazine.

    In 2000, I began writing about BWIA full time in my own blogs, for numerous other publications, and FOCUS On Broadband Wireless Internet Access, my subscription newsletter.

    From 2008 - 2015, I took a hiatus from writing about BWIA, but my interest in BWIA did not wane. In 2016, I was able to resume writing full time, and I formed Zero Retries to publish a family of subscription newsletters about Broadband Internet Access using various wireless technologies, not just fixed link terrestrial systems.bio page.

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    The Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) News Blog is a publication of Zero Retries.

    The WISP News Blog provides brief mentions of selected developments in the Wireless industry relating to Broadband Internet Access via fixed wireless technology, and related fields, technologies, and industries.

    Significant developments are often discussed in depth in the WISP News Newsletter. The WISP News Blog also features previews of the WISP News Newsletter - subscription information here.

    The WISP News Newsletter focuses on the news, developments, technologies, business models, etc. that are of specific interest to the WISP industry.

    A separate Zero Retries publication - BWIA News Newsletter (and Blog) covers the "bigger picture" of Broadband Wireless Internet Access (BWIA) news, developments, technologies, business models, etc. that are generally outside the scope of the WISP industry.

    Coverage of the WISP industry in the WISP News Newsletter draws deeply on Steve Stroh's nearly two decades of involvement and writing about the WISP industry.

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July 30, 2007

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Craig Plunkett

Thanks for the mention Steve, but marketing is not our problem, we get plenty of inbound leads without trying too hard thanks to organic search results. Surges are an issue, but what is the real issue is the CPE cost. Users don't care so much about public IPs, they care about reliability, speed, and price, in that order. Imagine what I could do if I had the capital to amortize the CPE cost over a 3 year contract to get the customer to have a zero down startup, that's the real bottleneck. Nobody's been willing to commit substantial capital towards building WISPs yet.

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