Take a 1924 lesson from a successful Carrier

Discussion in 'Technical Discussions' started by Gary Matheson, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Gary Matheson

    Gary Matheson Friend of the Community

    In addition to cellular construction our sister company has had an 802.11 IEEE protocol or Wireless Fidelity system up and running in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties Florida for almost FOUR YEARS. I love how the Internet magazines call it the hot new Internet technology. It is a business class service with a constant on CIR bandwidth. Our T-1 (1.544Mbps up and down) is around $299/month and can be installed in days. The wireline providers saddled with local-loop charges, universal services charges, and this tax and that tax have to charge six or seven hundred for a T-1 and it is taking up to three months to provision the lines. That's the clear difference between 19th century technology and 21st century technology. Free Hot Spot access tends to be free with advertisements and intermittent connectivity on purpose. Business class Hot Spot access with an hourly fee has little or no advertisements and is a constant-on connection. That is the difference. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is what is terrifying the cellular carriers and for good reason. One day it will put them flat out of business.
  2. Wireless Estimator

    Wireless Estimator Administrator Staff Member

    In 1924 the boom in human cooling spread from the department stores to the movie theaters, most notably the Rivoli Theater in New York, whose summer film business skyrocketed when it heavily advertised the cool comfort provided by Willis Haviland Carrier's centrifugal chiller. The theatre was able to extract higher ticket and concession prices. The additional revenues were short lived, however, after competitors quickly followed suit as patrons became accustomed to expect a cool and comfortable environment. Many road warrior Wi-Fi users are eager to pay a $30.00 monthly charge for unlimited hot spot usage in limited locations or $8.00 a day. But except in airports and other captive locations, hot spot revenues might chill as PDA and laptop users come to expect reduced or complimentary access offered by a growing number of companies who want to offer another entrepreneurial carrot in addition to air conditioning. In the future, companies might not be able to use Wi-Fi to separate their firms from their competition.

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