said by Jim_in_VA:
I'm wondering how you get paid after offering free service to the manager. I assume these are weekender folks. I have a RV site in mind in my local
This campground is packed from May 1 to September 30. Even though the spreadsheet indicates 225 users, that is the number of camp spaces. Actual potential devices exceeds that number.
I don't see much difference for your situation with regard getting paid if you have the RV space capacity to accommodate enough users. The manager doesn't have to do anything, generally speaking, since the billing controller takes care of all of that. Users just log on and pay online.
As the spreadsheet indicates, my OPEX costs are just $95 per month.
The key to success is low-cost bandwidth. In my case I am using a commercial account that costs $65 per month for 30/4 with 100/4 if I want it for $199. No issues with the TOS...customer service says this is the specific intent for this type of account. The provider is very stable here...short of a major power outage, they have been great for 6 years.
The controller takes care of shaping, P2P protocol blocking, and I use OpenDNS to deal with various content issues. Each account is allocated 1.5/256.--
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