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Re: [Equipment] Wisp
You're going to need to use PMP450 / 430 to get 10 - 20Mb down. Remember that each 430 access point can only do 50Mb/s per sector @ 20MHz, 24Mb/s @ 10MHz and 10Mb @ 5Mhz. These are all best case numbers meaning you'll need to have all clients connected at 3x. You don't need 1gb starting out. The price is totally going to be determined on your location and who is in the area.
Lots of people have used Canopy. It's expensive, it works as performed. You need to put together a serious business plan and run the numbers. $30 a month is not very expensive and it's going to be a while to recoup your costs.
For example, a 430 with 1 access point 1 antenna and 25 10Mb/s SM's is just about $10,000. This doesn't include your monthly bandwidth, backhaul costs, tower costs, power costs, install costs, tech support, mounting hardware, install tools, etc. etc. etc.
Assuming you get all 25 instantly @ $30 a month that's only $750 a month. Just over a year ROI without including any other costs. I'm hoping you know how to do networking, running a business, marketing, tech support because else your costs go way up to hire someone else. That $10000 is cheap too because you usually need to cover more than just 90 degrees so you'll need 2 or 3 more access points, then keep adding your SM's every month for $7000 if you do 25.
Get your cash flow sheet together and put together a business plan. I think your monthly cost is way too low. My minimum packages start at $49.95 and go up to $130 a month. I can not imagine going cheaper and trying to support high bandwidth without a ton of customers to start.