[ILUG] Broadband venture
dermot at dspsrv.com
Sat Apr 17 10:26:21 IST 2004
Just a few quick points:
* You'll need to incorporate for the Group Broadband scheme.
That means limited company or co-operative. Shelf limited
company might be cheap to setup, but remember that you are
legally obliged to files accounts and so on. It's even more
onerous for a co-op I am told.
* They will match funds, but you will have to provide the
It's certainly worth looking into, but just be aware that it
will be a lot of work and expense and nobody is guaranteeing
that your application will be successful.
On the technical side, there are solutions for just about
everything at some price point. A network of wireless
routers and access points, terminating at a leased line
is one option, but the leased line is going to be expensive.
If you could investigate where the nearest DSL is available,
and have a longer point-to-point wireless link from your
village to this location, linking to one or two 2Mbit DSLs,
you might be on to a more cost effective way of making this
Speak to the MidWest WAN people. There know what they are
doing and have built a decent network. They also understand
the commercial side of this.
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