Picture Of Our Service Offering

GLW  has deployed a host of services in each of its markets.  The most prevalent is an Extended WiFi Service that we provide to businesses, KOA Campgrounds and Veterans associations free of charge.   The schematic above is an explanation of the equipment and the configuration used in the GLW Extended WiFi Service offering.

 

The network systems used for planning purposes by GLW were designed by MDS America Inc (MDSA). Actual designs were modified by GLW upon installation. MDSA has designed MVDDS systems since 2001.

Construction is Done!

On July 4th, GLW completed the build of the FCC mandated wireless service 

Although we still have to complete the installation of our Network Operating Center  (NOC), the construction phase has been completed.

The next step is to work closely with our attorneys so that we can compile the comprehensive documentation needed to submit our status to the FCC.  Each individual radio link has a close out document that numbers 30 plus pages of data points.   Our filing is due within 15 days of the FCC construction deadline of July 26th.

We will be on time!

Stay tuned for the next chapter….

Thursday 6/20/2019

GLW Installation Status as of Thursday 6/20/2019

The FCC Deadline is July 26th 2019.  The mission is to build ALL 98 MVDDS radio sites by July 1, 2019.  

As of noon Today:

        • We have 77 of 98 links installed with 21 links left to build by July 1.
        • We are installing 3 links today which reduce the 21 links to 18 links
        • We have 15 of the 18 links scheduled to be built by the end of June.
        • Which leaves us with 3 links that need to be scheduled and built by our July 1 deadline.

The remaining 3 links should be scheduled and built by our deadline as they are sites that have either needed to be relocated from other sites that were not ideal, or they are sites that are pending final paper work and payments.

We are confident that ALL of the links will be built and by our FCC Deadline of July 26th 2019.

We will continue to update you next week.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Almost There!

GLW Installation Status as of 6/19/2019

The FCC Deadline is July 26th 2019.  The mission is to build ALL 98 MVDDS radio sites by July 1, 2019.  

As of noon Today:

        • We have 69 of 98 links installed with 29 links left to build by July 1.
        • We are installing 8 links today which reduce the 29 links to 21 links
        • We have 17 of the 21 links scheduled to be built by the end of June.
        • Which leaves us with 4 links that need to be scheduled and built by our July 1 deadline.

The remaining 4 links should be scheduled and built by our deadline as they are sites that have either needed to be relocated from other sites that were not ideal, or they are sites that are pending final paper work and payments.

We are confident that ALL of the links will be built and by our FCC Deadline of July 26th 2019.

We will continue to update you next week.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Heading Towards the Finish

Three weeks ago, it was evident that the build schedule proposed by our Build Contractor and posted to this blog site was not getting implemented.

Our build contractor was overwhelmed  with the size and scope of our build and the other build customers that were in the same pipeline.

Mike Magowan (Go Long financial expert) and Tim along with two  investors in Go Long II (Tom Kane and Earl Scott -who have extensive wireless planning and site build experience) intervened and re-structured some of the principal contractors administrative staff, techs, and support personnel into a Go Long specific work force supervised and supported directly by Go Long Management.

We brought more resources to the table, added an incentive program, re-structured build teams and performed a deep dive to uncover any logistical, equipment, contractual or personnel challenges. A new plan was implemented (and is constantly being tweaked) to ensure success.

Go Long management is now on-site in Fairfax, Virginia working directly with this new team.

As of today (June 11,2019), we have 45 of 98 sites completed.

We are scheduled to install 18 sites a week until the sites are completed.  We are sure “Murphy” will show up in one shape or another, so we are planning on a conservative build schedule of 15 sites a week until we are completed.

The future build schedule will look like this:

      • June 15th we should have 60 of 98 complete.
      • By June 23rd we should have 75 of 98 complete.
      • By June 30th we should have 90 of 98 complete.
      • By July 10th we should have 98 of 98 complete.
      • The deadline for the FCC is July 26th.

The July 26th deadline gives us 2 weeks of time to work out any remaining issues from the completion of our conservative build schedule.

We have our build separated into three distinct labor forces that are responsible and highly incentivized to complete their scope of work on time (By the end of June).

Bonus structures are in place and we are on the field from now until the build is complete insuring that any challenges in communication, resources, site acquisition or personnel are identified and solved as soon as possible.  We have built a strong team, have a good leadership structure in place and we have personally vetted everyone to the best of our ability.

We will keep you updated as we go along….Any questions, please contact Tim@golongwireless.com  or Bruce@golongwireless.com 

Go Long Wireless Installation Schedule

This month we are happy to share the Go Long Wireless Installation Schedule. This schedule provides a better understanding of where we currently stand and the anticipated dates of completion for each city. This schedule is based on a six week installation plan commencing the first week of May, with 80% of all links installed within the first three weeks. Final installation along with any punch-list items are scheduled to be completed by the second week of June.

As more information becomes available I will continue to share. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Outdoor Training Session

As Go Long Wireless (GLW) continues to move forward we wanted to share a behind the scenes look at one of our training sessions. This is one of our outdoor training sessions that recently took place. Our Techs Bruin and Mason were conducting the install on a flat roof using cinder blocks to secure points A and B.

Flat roof tops are the preferred roof types for installations. These roof mounts are on a sled held down with cinder blocks and do not require any drilling or changes to the structure of the roof.

In this scenario the two antennas are pointing directly towards each other with an A side and a B side. The A side broadcasts to the B side and completes the link. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes photos and further updates on GLW.

Tampa Training Session

Best practices

Earlier this week our partner Novation hosted a week-long training session in Tampa, Florida. The training consisted of two groups of service veterans who will be responsible for the setup and installation of all the equipment. In attendance for this session were 10 trainees (group 2), the trainer Simon Ojulo and a representative of Go Long Wireless (GWL). Most of the trainees participating have either communications equipment or mechanical backgrounds from the military.

The goal of this session was to begin hands-on training with an experienced installer. The training session was designed to give each trainee an opportunity to work on all aspects of the set-up and installation of the equipment. The trainer had the trainees work in small groups, rotating tasks to guarantee each trainee was familiar with the process and all the components for one complete radio.

The components arrived on site in a dozen boxes. Along with all the hi-tech components was a significant amount of structural equipment such as the two rooftop mounting stands and the indoor power supply cabinet. The assembled equipment created three basic component groupings:

  • Indoor cabinet
    • Power distribution unit
    • 4G cradlepoint
    • Metal cabinet for wall mounting or floor placement with roller casters.
  • Rooftop radio side “A”
    • AP radio
    • Lightning protection unit
    • Power over ethernet switching power supply
    • Soft mount rooftop stand
  • Rooftop radio side “B”
    • AP radio
    • Lightning protection unit
    • Power over ethernet switching power supply
    • Soft mount rooftop stand
A side components
B side components
Organizing all the components

The process that Simon walked each trainee through included the following:

  • Identification of each boxed item 
  • Careful unpacking, pointing out all the smaller bits and pieces included
  • Grouping each component for assembly
  • Rehearsing the proper order of assembly
  • Hands-on assembly of each of the three main component groups:
    • Indoor power supply and cradlepoint cabinet
    • Rooftop radio side “A”
    • Rooftop radio side “B”
Hands on assembly
Assembled indoor power supply & cradlepoint cabinet
Indoor cabinet & components assembly

In addition to the equipment training, all the trainees were given an exam for OSHA certification. This certification pertains to the Construction Industry and provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The training concluded after a walkthrough of the wiring and equipment disassembly.

The next training is at the end of the month. It will consist of “hands-on” training at our sites in Baltimore. Stay tuned for updates once their available.

 

 

Locations Selected and Upcoming Training

We start 2019 at Go Long Wireless (GLW) with a quick progress update on the site selection front. We are happy to report that our installation vendor (Novation) has narrowed the site locations down to 116. Our goal is to have that number trimmed by 50-60% by the end of this month.

We are also happy to report that the Initial installation training is scheduled for this month in Tampa. We are hoping to get the exact dates and location shortly. Stay tuned for photos and training updates in the coming weeks.

We are still on track to complete phase II by end of first quarter 2019.