j2 Podcast: Network cabling, WISPER gets funding

 

Comcast launches wifi6 routers
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200106005958/en/Comcast-Launches-Powerful-Internet-Device-Capable-Multi-Gigabit

Want some good geek reading?

Cable Labeling Best Practices from networking

Funding
The folks over at WISPER have some good news coming their way
https://www.telecompetitor.com/fcc-ready-to-authorize-caf-ii-rural-broadband-funding-for-hughes-wisper-isp-three-others/

USDA to Make 550 Million available in 2020
https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2019/12/12/usda-make-550-million-funding-available-2020-deploy-high-speed

<Your competitors are probably applying for funding, so you should to.  Lean on your local economic development folks on help in writing proposals and such.>

Mobile Users double since 2013
The percentage of respondents who said their primary online access devices is mobile has effectively doubled since 2013, and many of those are using mobile as a substitute, rather than a complement, to wired broadband service.
https://www.multichannel.com/news/pew-mobile-broadband-users-double-since-2013

 

J2 Podcast: telephone robocalls, Comcast network

Telephone news
https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-31-fcc-stir-shaken-june-30-2021.html
The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers to authenticate caller IDs.

Fcc is expected to outline it’s vision for the 6GHZ unlicensed spectrum
The FCC for months has been considering exactly how to release fully 1,200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band for commercial use. <most likely will be for WI-FI>

Comcast talks about network usage
https://venturebeat.com/2020/03/30/comcast-details-what-the-coronavirus-has-done-to-network-traffic/?

Podcast:5.9GHZ, Azure overloaded,collaboration

Microsoft is concerned about its cloud capacity.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/our-commitment-to-customers-and-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/
<Isn’t this the advantage of the cloud?. I know you have to add physical hardware, space, cooling, etc.>

FCC Opens up 5.9GHZ to rural providers
The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), helped the companies apply for the STAs. WISPA told the FCC the companies rely primarily on unlicensed spectrum for last-mile connections to end-users, including the 5 GHz UNII bands. “Many of the WISPs’ customers have no other alternative to terrestrial broadband services,” WISPA told the agency.
https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-fcc-grants-wisps-access-to-5-9-ghz-to-give-rural-networks-crisis-support/

Phone usage is up
Verizon is handling 800 million calls a day now.  This is double those seen on mothers day.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/verizon-ceo-amid-covid19-cell-calls-hit-highs-only-seen-at-peak-times.html

Question for the day.
What Collaboration tools are you using?

Podcast: John, Ivan and I talk WISP finances

I sit down with John Scrivner from LiveOak Bank and Ivan Crowe from Ritalia funding and discuss topics related to WISP funding. We talk about leasing, lending and the pitfalls WISPs run into when it comes to financing.

John Scrivner
john.scrivner@liveoak.bank
Office 910-550-1407 X1345
Cell  618-237-2387

Ivan Crowe
Icrowe@rtflease.com
818-921-3624

#packetsdownrange #wisp #funding #leasing

Podcast: Baicells and Gen1

A snowy day here in Indiana so time to talk about the story of the week.  Baicells and Gen1 CPE not being CBRS compliant.

-Class actions lawsuits only make the attorneys money and take years
-Talk with distributors and Baicells about options.  Throw out options.  Extended warranties, spend discounts on other products with distributors.
https://www.ritaliafunding.com/

Routing Registries

I had routing registries on the brain so I wanted to knock some of the rust of recording and did 10 minutes on routing registries and what they are.

if you want to look at some of my older posts on routing registries

Routing Registries and you

Transit, peer, upstream. What do they all mean?

 

Podcast: Quick troubleshooting for ISP networks

Been a little bit so I wanted to do a short talk about troubleshooting in ISP networks. I see too many folks waste a lot of time when they should be starting qt the lower levels of the OSI model and working up.

j2 Briefing: FCC news, Microsoft whitespace, polls

The j2 Podcast for August 29, 2019

Microsoft is pushing it’s Whitespace product as a solution to the Digital divide. This has been branded “Airband”
https://www.multichannel.com/news/microsoft-brands-rural-divide-national-crisis

The FCC
The commission unanimously voted to distribute more than $20 billion of Universal Service Fund subsidies over the next decade as part of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. It also adopted a long-awaited proposal to get more detailed information from broadband providers about where they offer service in order to improve the agency’s coverage maps.  <let’s hope this revamps the form 477 reportin>

iOt is showing it’s age
Amazon is killing off the gimicky Dash buttons.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/01/amazon-dash-buttons/

Verizon turns up 5G

In the ever-changing 5g race Verizon turns up 5G in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington DC

New poll says the Internet is more important than Air conditioning while on vacation
https://www.swnsdigital.com/2019/08/majority-of-americans-would-rather-give-up-air-conditioning-than-have-no-internet-on-vacation/

Mobile Users double since 2013
The percentage of respondents who said their primary online access devices is mobile has effectively doubled since 2013, and many of those are using mobile as a substitute, rather than a complement, to wired broadband service.
https://www.multichannel.com/news/pew-mobile-broadband-users-double-since-2013