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Re: Simple Solution
If you open up spectrum that's for WISP only use, that has enough bandwidth, power, and the ability to penetrate trees and other things that hinder LOS you will see an explosion of small WISPs serving areas that can't be served.
The way things are today it's not possible for the small player to deploy LTE, 4G, or any other fancy trade name, networks to supply higher bandwidth to rural America. As long as the FCC panders to the multi billion dollar plus providers you will see them to continue to not give a shit about rural America.
Give the WISP (A.K.A.) small business the resources and they will bring you bandwidth.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
I have to agree. I think resources should be either given with specific requirements or loaned to small companies. Not necessarily just WISPs though. I think most rural telco cooperatives can and are willing to provide service with the best interests of the people they serve in mind, but they simply don't have the capital to do so.
As I have said before, my rural telco cooperative is deploying fiber to all their customers because they received a loan. They are deploying fiber in towns and on gravel roads with only 2-3 houses. It is not that they have been unwilling to serve their most rural customers, they simply have not had the resources.