Talk:Ricochet (Internet service)

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Demise of equipment[edit]

This article states that the leftover transmitters now belong to the municipalities within which they are installed. Can anyone provide clarification and/or verification of this point? Does it vary by locality?

Each governmental entity or utility company (depending on who owned the poles) entered into a lease agreement with Metricom. The leases ran for 5 years with some number of options. Most jurisdictions consider the radios as abandoned. Some are removing the boxes and disposing of the hardware. In addition to Ricochet, Metricom also sold radio-based control systems to water and sewer companies and others with pipe-and-valve systems. Many of those systems are still in use.Bobbackman (talk) 22:03, 24 June 2009 (UTC)


The "provider" was Metricom, the service was named Ricochet. This needs to be clarified in the article. Instead of red-linking the company name, I would say just have a single article for both, since neither is independently notable. W Nowicki (talk) 17:28, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

-- technically ricochet the service changed hands I think 3 times, however metricom, the original provider, was only known for ricochet, unlike aerie and the others.