Tales From The Towers, Chapter 10: Mission Critical Municipal Network Designs Where Hope is not an Engineering Strategy

Municipal wireless designs were supposed to be an all-encompassing solution for residential Internet access and various municipal government needs. Let’s take this up a notch though. Data and connectivity are becoming critical for police officers who are handling traffic stops in dangerous situations without partners. With the technology we currently have, I believe that when […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 9: I’m from the Government, I’m here to help you

This is Chapter 9 of Rory Conaway’s series, “Tales From The Towers”, about working with municipalities when you deploy a large scale Wi-Fi network. If you have not yet done so, read Chapter 8: Half of something is better than nothing, but why settle?. Now let’s talk about the real-world in deploying this type of […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 8: Half of something is better than nothing, but why settle?

This is Chapter 8 of Rory Conaway’s series, “Tales From The Towers”, about setting up a large scale Wi-Fi network. If you have not yet done so, read Chapter 7: One Size Does Not Fit All. Our network is pretty inexpensive but it suffers from first generation bandwidth problems of losing 50 percent of the […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 7: One size does not fit all

In this installment of Rory Conaway’s “Tales From The Towers”, he discusses the different types of antennas that can be used for large scale Wi-Fi networks. Before we continue developing the system further, it’s a good idea to discuss all the various antenna designs that go into a municipal design process.  I’ve described one type […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 6: Free is not a business plan

Our system is installed and our credit card maxed out. Now, we have to either pay for it or figure out how it’s going to save what we invested in it. As an income based system, it’s pretty easy to figure out a direct correlation between expenses and revenue. If there is some kind of […]