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Comments on news posted 2013-01-04 18:29:47: • Is LTE upsurge a threat to Wi-Fi's future? [fiercewireless.com] • Qualcomm Introduces StreamBoost Technology to Speed Up 802.11ac Wi-Fi Networks. [xbitlabs. ..



Simba7
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Is LTE upsurge a threat to Wi-Fi's future?

Doubtful. The only reason there's an upsurge in LTE is because most devices come with it. Most people will utilize WiFi due to lower cost on their overall bill.

If LTE wasn't that expensive, or had a much larger cap, more people would utilize LTE.


88615298
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I agree and I thought the author of the article was stupid but the article is about the UK so it really doesn't pertain to us. That's the one thing about this site that annoys me. Most of us here are American and Canadian no one cares about UK or EU crap. If an article is about that at least label at such so I'm not wasting my time.

Kearnstd
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reply to Simba7
the caps and the speeds are why WiFi will always trump LTE when one can get on some wifi.

Especially in the home, I doubt there is an LTE link that could beat my home wifi connected to a cable modem in actual real world usage.
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funny0

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wifi ?

whose legally gonna run wifi with all the copyright laws around these days, you have to be a fraking nut to do so.


RR Conductor
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said by funny0:

Who is legally going to run WiFi with all the copyright laws around these days? You have to be a freaking nut to do so.

What do you mean? Why wouldn't somebody run it? Just lock it down.
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skeechan
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Is LTE upsurge a threat to Wi-Fi's future?

Nope

CXM_Splicer
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reply to Kearnstd
That is exactly why VZ will never build out a Wifi network like the cable companies do. They could very easily cover almost the entire city of NY (and many other areas) by feeding hotspots off of the FIOS network but it would directly affect their LTE revenue.

Between Optimum Online, TWC, and people with open Wifi (thank you!) I am able to use my Xoom without LTE service at all.


FFH
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reply to Simba7
As long as WiFi is free, LTE can't eclipse WiFi in usage.


FFH
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re: France Telecom Accused Of Holding YouTube Videos Hostage

This is just another in a series of internet peering disputes where asymmetric traffic loads has one side demanding to be paid instead of providing free peering. It becomes newsworthy because Google and its YouTube franchise is involved. Google will try to turn this in to a net neutrality issue when it really isn't. Google just wants to save money instead of having to pay more to their backbone carrier Cogent, whose costs would rise with peering partners.
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admin123

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Re: Is LTE upsurge a threat to Wi-Fi's future?

Thank again.


MysticGogeta
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reply to Simba7
Yeah LTE is more of a marking tool for cell phone company's but the data cap with most providers will make Wi-Fi a MUCH better option for years to come.
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Kearnstd
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Minicam operator will get probation

There is simply not enough room in prisons right now to put someone in there for five years for taping movies off the big screen.

Truthfully the damage is done simply by the conviction.
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FFH
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said by Kearnstd:

Minicam operator will get probation.

There is simply not enough room in prisons right now to put someone in there for five years for taping movies off the big screen.

It is a Federal conviction. He will serve at least 80% of his sentence.
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KrK
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They'll have to release some serial burglars, drug traffickers and the like to make room for these dangerous terrorist criminals.
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andyb
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Re: France Telecom Accused Of Holding YouTube Videos Hostage

Both ends of a download or upload have to pay.Its been that way forever.You download a 100mb file you pay for that as well as the other end paying for the upload.Both ISP's get paid.No different in this case either.Just because google is big enough to get better rates is not a reason to hold them hostage.Its not their fault that France telecom sucks getting better rates.

If Youtube etc wasnt around would they have as many customers?