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  • From: "Alex M (Coyo)" <coyo AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband
  • Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 01:11:55 -0500

On 04/13/2013 12:39 AM, Bjorn Peeters wrote:
I will be keeping a -much interested- eye on this to see where it ends up :)
The technical side, i'm not doubting.
The financial side, if you've got - or can get - a shitload of money and build up the services slowly enough,
and can market it as a real company and not a "will fail within the first year" company (seen enough come and go),
then i would indeed assume it can be done.

By all means, keep in touch. When I finish chartering the corporation and approach the point of holding the first stakeholder meeting to decide on bylaws, internal regulations, initial network roll-out plans and policies, subscription plan rates and promotional offers and other various and sundry policies, I'll begin maintaining a microblog at to keep interested non-members updated.

Thank you for your support.

But the commercial world is almost like a warzone, and there will be more than enough who'd rather not see this happen...

Like I'm afraid of AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable, MPAA or RIAA.

They are the reason I'm being forced into founding my own ISP. It's their fault!

All I have to say to critics and detractors is, "Come at me, bros."

And again, though a law may be unjust it doesn't mean they won't shoot you down for not obeying by it.

Again, "Come at me, bros."

Not that I'd be planning domestic terrorism or treason, but the federal government has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their quest to incite a full-blown civil war over their breaches of constitutional rights, individual rights, state's rights, human rights and natural rights.

There's far more than enough reason to organize a full-scale revolt.

Not that I'd do such a thing. ^_^ <3

Though I will say that the National Guard, SWAT teams and ATF raid teams are far from immortal or infallible.

(Though, i assume you *could* get around current implementations of these laws, it again will cost you a shitload)

The cost would be nothing compared to the physical infrastructure and equipment and the capital expenditures associated with expanding my network footprint.

Thankfully, ICE seizures, wiretapping and traffic interception techniques used by "law enforcement" agencies are rudimentary, crude, and trivial to circumvent, assuming subscribers have any sense and listen to recommendations during our stakeholder meeting minutes (which would be professionally recorded in HD WebM format for those that missed it).

To assist in those endeavors, we could issue Asus and Buffalo routers with DD-WRT and/or Tomato preloaded and print instructions for how to configure overseas VPNs in countries that are not eager to collaborate with the USA federal government.

And last but least, i'm not sure how it is over there in texas, but over here you'd have a seriously hard time getting the fiber in the ground,
with all the required permits and time until approval etc.

Still, someone with the money, know-how, and who doesnt like the current system, could probably pull it off.
Which is why, how unlikely it is, i'd still be very much interested to see this come to life.
And, ofcourse, Opennic would be used as the defacto dns i suppose? :)

To finish off, i'll give you a pricetag for belgium's mobile market operators:

2g license: 31 million,
3g license: 140 million
4g license: (one 45mhz block) 22 million
199 million euro LICENSING cost - i.e.: "now you are allowed to start requesting antennas and building permits".

On 04/13/2013 02:55 AM, Alex M (Coyo) wrote:

I am in the process of conducting more detailed and extensive feasibility studies, and am contacting sales representatives for the cross-connection contracts, peering agreements, transit SLAs, real estate purchases, easement and right-of-way contracts with the state of Texas in order to get a clearer idea of precisely how much this is going to cost me, and how I might meet or exceed these capital expenditures.

I'm deadly confident it can be done, but I guess we'll see? :D

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