Skeptics can say whatever they want about muni-broadband, but I still think small communities are smart to take their broadband destiny in their own hand. Today, Sandersville, Georgia launched a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) fixed wireless system. The press release I linked to is written by someone to hit all the buzz-words like WiMAX, and HotSpot. In reality, this is a fixed wireless system that uses pre-standard gear from Navini Networks and does not allow walk-around-access, as the press release would like you to believe. That said, Sandersville’s police and fire departments are using this sytems. Over 50 subscribers were using the system within a week after deployment. The system was designed and deployed by Tri-State Broadband, Inc., an Atlanta-based company. Tri-State was formed 2 1/2 years ago and has since helped over a dozen rural communities establish their muni-nets!