Tales from the Towers: Chapter 65 – Picky, Picky

Dumping time or as I like to call it, “what the heck were the engineers drinking when they came up with this”. Then again, it should also read, “business people really need a second opinion when engineers bring something for their approval. Sometimes the chasm between what engineers think is a good idea and the […]

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 64 – Migrate or Migraine, pretty much the same thing

This article is going to be specific to migration from Ubiquiti to Mimosa in one area that is perfect for Mimosa and still has hundreds of Ubiquiti outdoor radios operating. We aren’t abandoning Ubiquiti. We opened up new areas last year with them, hundreds of miles of area coincidentally, right next to our Mimosa deployments. […]

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 63 – Growing Pains

I’ve traveled the WISP road for a lot of years. Not as much as some, but more than others. In these travels to far and strange lands, from California (so very strange) to Florida (land of mosquitos that are so big they can dislocate your shoulder when they attack), I’ve met and heard from many […]

Tales from the Towers: Chapter 62 – Ubiquiti versus Mimosa Networks PTP– Battle Royale?

Well, not really a Battle Royale more like a thumb wrestling match. It wasn’t what we wanted but the weather Gods just made it tough to do much more so it at least gives us a foundation to start with. At 112 degrees Fahrenheit outside and the temperatures on the roof and tower being much […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 60: Who invited you to the party?

WISPs are under attack on multiple fronts. For years, WISPs were content to hide in the hills and valleys in the United States and in the underserved areas around the rest of the world. When the Internet expanded, companies like NetFlix and YouTube, and bandwidth-intensive applications began to push DSL and cable providers to increase […]