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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-14-2017

New guy here from down on the farm in North Carolina

Hi everybody!

 

My name is Jay, and I live in Rural North Carolina. I'm trying to get Charter to bring a line down my road, as I'm stuck with 3mb DSL. I've been talking to bandwidth providers, and one recommended Ubiquiti. I liked what they had to offer so much that I bought an Edge Router lite and I'm load balancing my dsl and satellite Internet connections with great success. I set the QOS to 5mb, and I've been getting that speed all day so far. It also routes the packets through DSL first, so I'm not affected by the high pings on satellite. 

 

So if charter cant bring a line down, I'm interested in starting a wisp.

 

 

SuperUser
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Registered: ‎06-23-2009
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Re: New guy here from down on the farm in North Carolina

You can't start a WISP without a solid, high-speed

Internet source that is permitted to be resold.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
> Ubiquiti Certified Trainer [UCT] for:
     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-14-2017

Re: New guy here from down on the farm in North Carolina

I'm on it. Got a Quote from Level 3 for 100mb fiber ethernet for $1350 a month... (I'm far out...!) 

 

I'm just in the beginning phases. I need to get the neighbors in on it first if charter won't run a line. 

 

 

Do you know how many users I could support at 100mb? I'm thinking at 30 users maxed out they will only be able to get 3mb, but it won't be maxed out all the time, but then again--- streamaing. So I don't know. Any ideas? 

 

 

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Re: New guy here from down on the farm in North Carolina

I hope you will be ready for the installation/maintenance/

support challenges that accrue with a WISP operation.

There are also some CALEA filing and reporting requirements

you should learn about.

 

WISP providers typically over-subscribe by a large amount.

This can be problematic with some subscriber communities

and at certain times during the day. A group of teens in the

evening or adults with movie tastes later at night can soak

up huge amounts of bandwidth. Know your client base!

 

Or: limit data rates severely, and charge accordingly.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
> Ubiquiti Certified Trainer [UCT] for:
     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
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