Those opportunities include many other types of service providers. For example, Yipes co-founder Ron Young says emerging wireless ISPs can locate their base stations on the Yipes network and obtain cheaper backhaul trunks than they would leasing T-1s and T-3s from ttraditional carriers.
Yipes officials are so confident of their bandwidth-on-demand capabilities that Young says they frequently offer to increase customers' bandwidth free for two weeks and then let them decide whether they want to keep it. Company statistics indicate that dangling more capacity in front of customers is a good bet for Yipes. In March the average Yipes customer was taking 4.9M bit/sec of bandwidth. In October it was 25M bit/sec of bandwidth.