reply to Kearnstd
Re: Auctions or Donations?
said by Kearnstd:Just like cable does with splitting nodes, wireless providers can handle overloaded towers by splitting the coverage area and putting up another tower, using directional antennas, and then cutting the signal strength of each tower. This can be done multiple times in areas that are dense with users. In fact at outdoor sports venues with thousands of users that is how they handle the load.
will more spectrum cure overcrowded towers?
all the spectrum in the world wont help if you try and put 1000 people trying to watch Netflix through one tower. And as ATT and VZW seek to replace DSL with fixed LTE they will get people trying to use it like DSL(until they blow out their 1gb cap)
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