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Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband

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  • From: Christopher <weblionx AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband
  • Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:21:37 -0400

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Alex M (Coyo) <coyo AT> wrote:

> Do you mean unlicensed WiMAX? I could certainly do that, but Alcatel-Lucent
> and Motorola base stations (basically WWAN access points intended for
> mounting on a cell tower) are not exactly commodity items you can buy off
> the shelf, and generally are something they wholesale suppliers expect you
> to take out extensive financing for.
> Ballpark figure is several hundred thousand dollars EACH, and an access
> tower generally needs at least nine of them. That adds up quickly, as you
> might imagine.

The person I was talking with, who was setting up a long range
wireless network, might have been doing something else then. He was
looking at some "higher power" base stations and they only cost a few
hundred dollars a piece. My mistake, then.

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