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Re: LTE will probably be pretty good...
said by axus:it doesn't matter!!, sure LTE is faster! for rural.. but your missing the price range.. CAPS and overages.. alot of people dont want to see a bill for 500-1000 or more just for internet!, people wont flee to LTE they will stay with Sat or dsl.. LTE is a cash grab, Your speeds are way higher sure.. but you will blow threw your 4gb in less than hours at that speed
I expect LTE will be a nice improvement. If you had to choose between Frontier and LTE in a rural area, which works better? Really, all the nice expectations we had for WiMax should apply to LTE also.
Really, what LTE needs is more wireless competitors. I expect that putting up a tower is a lot easier than wiring up a bunch of houses. AT&T and Verizon duopoly will stagnate by itself. That open 1GHz band from the white house advisers sounds like the ticket.
yeah, let's say your connect rate is subpar or the tower is being over utilized, at 8Mbps, on the low end of lte speed, you'd do 3GB in 52 minutes. lte at the typical 16Mbps, then you're looking at 26 minutes. 32Mbps or higher, which is possible, 13 minutes or less. imagine doing a full windows update and chewing through half or your entire cap, on nothing but the essensial background tasks you system performs. its designed so that you can't use the service for anything and you pay an arm and a leg.
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