WISPNOG ATTENDEE UPDATE III - January 12, 2005
WISPA AND CWLAB COLLABORATE TO ORGANIZE WISPNOG, THE FIRST TECHNICAL
SYMPOSIUM CATERING TO THE NEEDS OF EXPERIENCED LICENSE-EXEMPT WIRELESS
INTERNET NETWORK OPERATORS.
Scheduled for February 17-18, 2005 in Chicago,IL - WISPNOG is an event
catering to experienced WISPs who have outgrown the traditional "listen and
learn" formats popular at tradeshows today. WISPNOG sessions are structured
in the manner of the popular Internet discussion lists, a forum where
professionals across the industry gather and exchange ideas and experiences
for solving the everyday issues that mature WISPs face.
The official WISPNOG website is located at <http://www.wispnog.com/>
http://www.wispnog.com. Below is a quick update of the latest events
relating to the upcoming WISPNOG symposium.
1. Online pre-Registrations Opens Today
We have begun accepting pre-Conference Registrations Online. The early
conference registration rate is $195 and additional attendees from the same
company get in for $95. In addition, the first 50 Registrations who use the
Online Registration System will receive a coveted XL Trango Broadband
Remember, CWLab Technolog-E-Advisor Subscribers receive a Complimentary Full
2. Hotel Information Posted Online - Free Shuttle Arranged for Midway
The WISPNOG organizational committee has negotiated a room rate of $90 /
night at the Holiday Inn Resort Conference Center which includes a Free
Shuttle to and from Midway Airport. For the budget minded, across the
street, attendees can stay for $69.99 / night at the Baymont Inn & Suites or
$59 / night at the Super 8 Motel.
3. WISPNOG Pre-Conference Blogs
To get the "behind-the-scenes" preview, we have created an official WISPNOG
Blog Directory. If you would like to add your blog to this list, please
contact Charles Wu @ email@example.com
4. WISPNOG Coupon Book
The WISPNOG Coupon Book, currently representing over $10,000 in potential
savings on WISP infrastructure, hardware & software solutions, has currently
commitments from over 30 vendors now (an increase of 10 more vendors from
last week's update). Coupon offers vary depending on the vendor, but some
of the latest include:
Registered WISPNOG attendees will receive a certificate worth $250 valid for
the purchase of PowerNOC's Bandwidth Management Unit and WISP Billing System
All WISPNOG attendees will a certificate good for 10% off any Imagestream
Router and/or WAN Card Purchase.
The Golden Group / ISPCON
All WISPNOG attendees will have a special code for heavily-discounted
admission at the upcoming ISPCON 2005 Spring Conference in Baltimore, MD.
The current list of coupon book sponsors and their specials can be found
online at <http://www.wispnog.com/coupon.htm>
Vendors still interested in participating in this coupon book program should
contact Charles Wu @ firstname.lastname@example.org
WISPA - the Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association, is the only
Wireless Broadband Internet Access (BWIA) trade association owned and
operated completely by Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs).
In 2004, on voluntary labor alone, WISPA has been instrumental representing
the voice of the independent license-exempt WISP in front of the FCC by
organizing responses to the Notices for Proposed Rulemaking regarding
License-Exempt Operation in the 700 MHz UHF TV Broadcast and 3650-3700 MHz
Military Radar bands. Moving forward, the WISPA mission is to promote and
improve the WISP industry for the independent operator by establishing
official industry best practices and working to promote favorable legal and
CWLab provides all the expertise an organization needs to leverage the
latest in broadband wireless access technology and state-of-the-art business
practices into a powerful competitive advantage via its vendor-neutral
product testing, performance analysis and outsourced engineering support to
hardware manufacturers, operators and other consumers and providers in the
communication and networking industry. CWLab maintains the BWIA industry's
consumer product reviews site at <http://www.wispreviews.com/>
http://www.wispreviews.com and acts as the BWIA's Industry Watchdog by
creating BWA Product Comparison Reports and offering "CWLab Certified"
benchmarking programs for manufacturer solutions. CWLab's real-world
solutions to ensure the success of independent operators operating in the
last mile arena via its objective vendor- reporting method of "Telling the
Good, Bad & Ugly as it Truly Is."
Vendor Neutral Technology Architects
February 17-18, 2005
We'll get Beer, add in Wireless Gear...
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