xISP related Facebook groups for WISPs and other ISPs

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The following is a list of some of the more popular Facebook groups for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Fiber Service Providers (FISPs), and other related groups. This list is not complete by any means. If you find this list helpful please consider donating a few dollars via Paypal or joining my Patreon. If you are not listed here please consider donating and I will get you added.
Last Updated: 13 May 2021

General Groups
WISP Talk
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wisptalk/

Everything WISP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingwisp/

WISP Equipment
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wispequipment/

WISP Talk – Starlink & LEO
https://www.facebook.com/groups/392803248590263/

WISP Talk (Newbies and Startups)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2167897793237945

WISPs turned FISPs – FTTH, FTTP, just Fiber stuff
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fispstuff/

WISP Installers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/570927479951649/


Organizations
WISPA
https://www.facebook.com/WirelessISPAssociation/


Vendor User Groups
Cambium Users (English Only)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambiumusers

Sonar Software User Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/921593151304842

Baicells Unofficial English Users Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Baicells

Mimosa by Airspan Users Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1550178418577187


Services
Atheral
https://www.facebook.com/atheralrocks

VISP
https://www.facebook.com/visp.noc

Distributors

Equipment Manufacturers

My first wireless enclosure

This “enclosure” was my first attempt at being a Wireless ISP with no budget. The problem I was trying to solve was putting a waverider Subscriber module on top of a 150 grain leg. The Waverider unit was designed for indoor use. You would mount the unit indoors and then run hardline out to your antenna. In our use case, the 160 foot run of hardline would have caused too much loss.

So before you is the solution. We put an APC battery backup, netgear dumb switch, and a few POEs inside a cooler. A hole was then drilled in the side to pass ethernet and power cables through. This hole was then foamed and further sealed with silicone. This lasted for many years.

From the Big Brother Files: Chicago Heat

The Chicago Police Department is using an algorithm to predict whether citizens will be involved with a shooting incident. While the system identifies people who might be involved with an incident, it doesn’t say on which side the citizen might be involved. This resulted in a citizen with no record of violence being continually contacted by the police, which caused the person to be targeted twice by violent crime. The system uses data from police stops and arrests to make educated guesses about what might happen. Using this kind of system could put entire populations at risk of over-policing. Read more below

https://www.theverge.com/22444020/chicago-pd-predictive-policing-heat-list

A tool to find out if BGP is lying to you

APNIC has a bog article on detecting “bgp lies”.

https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/24/a-tool-to-detect-bgp-lies/
Do you ever wonder whether you can really trust other networks, such as your provider(s) and peers? More precisely, wouldn’t you like to be able to tell if the traffic you send always flows through the paths received in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)? Could it be that, for some prefixes, the forwarding path might differ?

Full LTE Architecture explanation

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