I recently, well pre-vacation anyways, recieved some emails from some folks asking for more information on WiMAX setup and how to create an ISP based around this concept.
As I previously stated there are a few requirements to getting your own little wireless broadband provider up and running.
The joy of the current wireless revolution is that the big players (Rogers, Bell, Telus in Canada) have not truly established themselves so there is still room for rural players and smaller city based operations.
First off you need to move quickly the big telcos/cablecos are not sitting still. They are planning massive country wide rollouts but they are focussing on the big metropolitan areas (rightly so) as they have the most penatration and ability to cover large numbers of people with equivalent tower counts. For instance, two towers in Vancouver would cover much more potential subscribers than two towers here in Whitehorse.
After a bit of a prolonged time off (caused directly by the crazy schedule of events that "Yukon Living" presents) I have finally moved to the latest and greatest version of Drupal (4.7.2) and a new less "busy" theme.
There are many new ideas and a new focus to present in the coming months and I hope that this will provide the few readers that remain after such a continuous silence with something to chew on.
I hope the wait was worth it.
ps. yes I am aware that if you have a feed reader that you never really went away, you just didn't get updated news for a period of time...
I attended a Toastmasters' workshop this weekend in the 'horse and had a blast. I didn't know what to expect when I first signed up for the conference but I was pleasantly surprised.
There were many very well presented topics by a wide variety of speakers. I especially enjoyed the impromptu speech and response contest; there was an additional humourous speech contest on Saturday night but I did not attend that part of the event.
I am planning on checking out the local chapters (there are 3 in the 'horse alone!) and find one that fits my mold. If you are interested Yukon based Toastmasters information is located here