Comments on news posted 2013-11-26 18:50:59: Dish has offered up a little more detail on an already-announced plan to offer fixed wireless broadband service. Dish announced back in May that the company would be offering fixed LTE services in a new partnership with nTelos. ..
Data caps and pricing will make or break this offering
Depending on pricing and data caps this service will sink or swim. 100gig a month for say unde 75 a month would be a great price for this service Verizon's home fusion service is too little data for the money to be much of a replacement for slow DSL or sat broadband offerings
5 meg is good start but subscribers want more than that. It won't take much to overload an LTE node. With advances in video technology from Netflix, Apple TV and others demand more bandwidth. Gaming requires low latency that LTE cannot offer. Higher upload speeds are required for video monitoring systems. Eventually the LTE business model will be in trouble like everything else that couldn't keep up unlicensed spectrum technology. 700 meg is real for devices now but not LTE.. Sorry.
That actually doesn't sound bad, so they'd essentially be overselling by a factor of 5. If they did proper traffic shaping you'd be guaranteed at least ~1Mbps. Add on caps (hopefully reasonable) and you shouldn't have many users perpetually downloading stuff.
Even more, start considering Dish had additional spectrum and they can potentially double the capacity per tower or more. Looking at it that way and you can certainly see a future in which rural users are well served by wireless internet as more spectrum from the carriers is used for LTE and beyond.
TWC modes are fiber fed I'm pretty sure in the 1-2Gig per node
That's not how cable works. Cable is restricted by the bandwidth on the coax side of the node. It depends on how many individual QAM256 channels they dedicate to DOCSIS. Each one represents ~30mbit shared. That's why channel bonding, even if you don't have a high throughput package, is important. You get to "share" a bigger pipe, even if you're on a 15mbit package.
5Mbps? I can already get 10/1 and 15/5 if I want it. Both telco are sharing the same FIOS to the plant. My copper is new.
10/1 and 15/5? Are you kidding? I already have ~70/10 and can get get ~150/20 if I want.
What you are missing is that while I have those speeds at home, Comcast doesn't have plant 110 Miles north of me at my cabin on the lake. So yes, 5Mbps looks EXCELLENT to people in rural areas who have satellite or 3g cellular if they're lucky.
It's not all about you, and even it it was your 10/1 and 15/5 speeds would be miserable for by standard needs at my house.
2013-Nov-27 8:21 am: ·
linicx Caveat Emptor Premium join:2002-12-03 United State
I agree 100%. The speeds you have at home are only a dream where I live. It will never happen because there are not enough residents in the county to support that type of upgrade. Even the local hospital is on 10/1 because the landline is more reliable than cable Voip. If it was not for the hospital we would have a whopping 1.5 down and consider ourselves lucky. Cable would not offer anything except entertainment. . -- Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside
I rather them offer a slower but enjoyable speed and bump up the cap so we can actually use the service without feeling like theres a gun pointed at our heads.. Theres no point in all these fast speeds with these pathetic caps and overages.. Specially with them still charging the same monthly fee's that a couple years ago let us have unlimited usages