You are correct...I should have said g.711 (which is roughly the same quality) and g.722
From the first link in the summary: "The Federal Communications Commission is working toward drafting rules in January to formalize the IP transition â" switching communications systems to Internet protocol."
They are not proposing replacement with cell service, but with wired IP. IP based telephony is LESS centralized than analog pots, and is easier to setup redundancy, and has better audio quality (when g.722 or g.729 codecs are used).... The main drawbacks are there is no longer a central battery for all stations, and phone sets need more complex electronics....
Now to find copies of all the old Beagle Brothers Software titles
That's why I emphasized the word like...Although the antenna performance is better, the rocket plus traditional sector antenna might be an overwhelming size for the typical street light, the NS and LOCO are a size where neighbors might not complain about the "junk" on the pole....I did see someone present once on a saucer shaped access point unit that was actually 12 (?) access points with tight sectors...If they have an outdoor version that could sit on the pole top...
Have you every used 3.65 GHz? Licensing is pretty easy (when the FCC is open again), and one would think it would be less congested,
It looks like their system was based on Topos MetroMesh in-band mesh backhaul, so someone using 1Mbps on one access point is tying up 1Mbps on multiple APs. This was at a time when 256 Kbps could have been considered "high speed". Not sure how many APs are connected to a fiber/copper/microwave backhaul, I guessing just a few to cut costs, but it would seem to me that as many APs as possible should have an out of band backhaul (ideally fiber to every AP)...Also APs antenna/RF might have to be tuned down to reduce coverage and a higher density of APs is likely needed with the increased usage - or multiple APs with sector antennas ( 3 x 120 degree, or 6 x 60 degree) are placed at locations instead of single AP with omnis - I'm thinking something LIKE the Ubiquiti NanoStations could be placed around a light pole to act as combination AP and 60 degree sector antenna and be more ascetically pleasing than the box with whips attached found right now, electronics to feed the NSs could fit inside most poles at the base, or in a small box near the AP/Antennas.
chipperdog writes "NorthPine.com reports: "ASCAP is firing back against Pandora Radio's attempt to get lower music royalty rates by buying a terrestrial radio station, "Hits 102.7" (KXMZ Box Elder-Rapid City). In a petition to deny, ASCAP alleges "Pandora has failed to fully disclose its ownership, and to adequately demonstrate that it complies with the Commission’s foreign ownership rules." ASCAP also alleges that Pandora has no intention of operating KXMZ to serve the public interest, but is rather only interested in obtaining lower royalty rates. Pandora reached a deal to buy KXMZ from Connoisseur Media for $600,000 earlier this year and is already running the station through a local marketing agreement."
If they have in-depth analysis or other perspective worth reading people will buy it, maybe not so much the box scores...Sports Illustrated and Sporting News did well until their content creators were cut...
There are a few stories where newspapers have comeback, kind of like the local hardware store after a Lowes or Home Depot comes to town, they have to bend their business to fit want the customers want to survive... http://www.couriernews.com/view/full_story/23040254/article--Guru--contends-newspapers-have-future
Which big government contractor needs work now? That seems to drive these projects more than actual need. I'm guessing the NWS/NOAA has plenty of computing resources, just need to fine tune the models a little bit and collaborate techniques with the Europeans...
Yes, be afraid of the LHC and the old water, because it's not like we're modifying the DNA of the food we consume purely for corporate profits
Set up a local courier IMAP server and copy mails there, and archive the Maildirs...each message will be a file and you can use tools like grep to search the Maildirs
symbolset writes "Microsoft has had some trouble as of late getting adoption of their mobile products. Even Bill Gates has said it was inadequate. Despite rave reviews of Windows Phone in the press it has failed to get double digit share of the smartphone market. Now comes reports from WMPoweruser that WP8 will lose mainstream support in July 2014."