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thegeek
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Better than Satellite

The only problem is getting the signal in a rural area. You'd think Verizon would wait to deploy this till there was actual coverage in rural areas.



88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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better than satellite? Kind of like saying herpes is better than AIDS. At least satellite doesn't charge $10 per GB overage.



morbo
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said by 88615298:

Kind of like saying herpes is better than AIDS.

Herpes is better than AIDS.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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said by morbo:

said by 88615298:

Kind of like saying herpes is better than AIDS.

Herpes is better than AIDS.

I wouldn't want either. That's the point

iFail 5G

join:2011-08-03

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reply to thegeek

said by thegeek:

The only problem is getting the signal in a rural area. You'd think Verizon would wait to deploy this till there was actual coverage in rural areas.

Apparently you haven't been to Birmingham, AL. We have a huge amount of rural, vast nothing covered with rural 4G LTE, places where people can't even get a landline.


N3OGH
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join:2003-11-11
Philly burbs
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reply to 88615298

But given a "gun to your head" choice?

This certainly isn't an offering I would go for if I wanted to watch days upon days of "Downfall" parody videos on YouTube.

But, if I manage to own that cabin in the mountains I've always wanted some day, and spend 4 or so months a year up there, this would be a good offering for keeping up with my business online as opposed to dropping off the face of the earth for 25% of the year.

Oh, and since I've had neither Herpes or Aids, I can't attest to either.
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Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power



MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
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reply to 88615298

That's the idea that you wouldn't want either, broadband options are abysmal in rural areas, but I sure would prefer LTE with low latency and strict caps over satelite with high latency and low caps.

It's the better of two evils.



floyd007

join:2004-06-07
Richmond, VA

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reply to N3OGH

said by N3OGH:

Oh, and since I've had neither Herpes or Aids, I can't attest to either.

If you have cold sore like 80% of the population in this country does, you have Herpes Simplex 1.


geeknik

join:2000-04-30
Luther, OK
reply to thegeek

I live in a rural area outside of OKC and I regularly get 40Mbit/sec downstream on my Verizon LTE USB modem. By comparison, my AT&T Uverse is only 18Mbit/sec.



Ms Murphy

@core-mark.com
reply to 88615298

That comparison was inappropriate.



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to geeknik

You can hit your cap and run up massive overages very quickly that way.....


NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY
reply to thegeek

said by thegeek:

The only problem is getting the signal in a rural area. You'd think Verizon would wait to deploy this till there was actual coverage in rural areas.

Question: is this the same as FIOS or are they referring to LTE as in cell / smartphone wireless Internet? Because the article mentions "residential LTE". Just curious.

travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM

said by NYC Girl:

Question: is this the same as FIOS or are they referring to LTE as in cell / smartphone wireless Internet? Because the article mentions "residential LTE". Just curious.

It is not in any way related to FIOS, although they may try to brand it that way. It's just a way to leverage the mobile broadband LTE towers and backhaul links they've already installed to serve fixed location residential locations that don't have other options.


VZT

@verizon.net
reply to NYC Girl

LTE (long term evolution) doesn't really mean anything. but is wireless internet


NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY
reply to travelguy

Thank you!!