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nothing00

join:2001-06-10
Centereach, NY

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The problem with WiFi and offloading too

WiFi is great for on premises coverage. But I don't believe large companies should be covering large areas and hogging what little unlicensed wireless spectrum is available to consumers. It's guaranteed to interfere with private usage of the spectrum as it did in Hollywood.

This goes for utility meters and any other device as well.


openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

That's a problem with unlicensed spectrum. Assuming max power limits are satisfied, one is subject to being stepped on by another radiator. It would be nice is knowledgeable engineers were good stewards of the crowded spectrum when building out these networks, but that tends to make the problem more challenging and costly.


rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

The experience might have been positive if the network actually worked and worked well. Instead of the customer complaining about their own service being blocked, they could have cancelled that service and pocketed the savings.



Gbcue
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join:2001-09-30
Santa Rosa, CA
kudos:8
reply to nothing00

I believe the frequency utility meters are on are licensed, at least in my area/state.