Advantages of Fiber

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 14:35:50 MDT 2007


Airswitch the name sure brings back memories doesn't it?
Take a look at what I found...
http://www.isp-planet.com/profiles/airswitch.html

On 10/16/07, Matthew Frederico <mfrederico at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Sterling Jacobson <sterling at ilc-it.net> wrote:
> >
> > Are you talking about the American Fork City FTTN Ethernet network?
> >
> > The American Fork system is quite different from the Utopia/iProvo system.
> > It was the old Airswitch network and it shows it's age every time a storm
> > comes up. And it wasn't targeted at business so most of the new business
> > areas around Home Depot in AF don't even have the option.
>
>
> Wow, that takes me back..
>
> I used to work for AirSwitch - in fact was pretty chummy with  those guys
> for a while even after I left; had [cough] stock etc..
>
> If I remember correctly, they were running cat5 along the fence lines of
> homes with switches in NEMA enclosures.  At one time it was supposed to be
> called "backfence.net", but about the time they started getting funding
> wireless became (somewhat) affordable so they had to ramp up their
> infrastructure which they then turned into an ad-hoc wireless network.
> Hence the name "AirSwitch".
>
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