You ever notice that most of the ISP's that are still around started around 
1994-95??  After that the market got too tight.  If you want to do Wireless 
you need to get in soon before the train leaves the station so to speak.


> On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 12:52:01PM -0500, Austad, Jay wrote:
> > Actually, that's exactly it.  We wouldn't necessarily get getting in
> > on the ground floor since there are a couple of other ISP's here in
> > town that do this ( and (or .com or .org, I
> > forget which)).  Even so, if we have an existing infrastructure when
> > AOL/TW/Intel/whatever comes in, there's always the possibility to
> > sell it to them rather than be put out of business.
> Funny.
> Ground floor doesn't mean instant money, profitability, or that you
> win in the long run.
> I started Winternet - where is it now?  Where is now?
> Hell, almost all of the ISPs that started after Winternet are larger
> (or they are out of business or absorbed by the borg).
> > However, given the amount of freedom that AOL/TW/ATT Broadband
> > current gives their customers, it would likely be very easy to
> > compete against them.  Just don't modify people's traffic, don't
> > block anything, let them run servers, provide static IP's, and
> > provide tiered service levels.  All of these things are an
> > improvement over ATT Broadband's shitty network, and if ATT came in
> > and offered wireless, it's probably safe to say it's going to suck
> > just as much as their cable modem service does.
> Uhm, the cable companies have announced plans to cap bandwidth.
> Unless you pay the fees, running servers is a no-no, period, on the
> networks you talk about above.
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