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mixdup

join:2003-06-28
Birmingham, AL
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Re: 5meg

They are talking about 300-400 users on one cell site, and one 20mhz block of LTE supports, from everything I can tell, about 300mbit downstream. Hope everyone doesn't want to watch Netflix at night.

tabernak

join:2013-08-10
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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.

sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
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reply to mixdup
That's... Exactly what cable ISPs offer. Hundreds on a node that only has a few hundred mbit/s at best.


anon202

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TWC modes are fiber fed I'm pretty sure in the 1-2Gig per node


mixdup

join:2003-06-28
Birmingham, AL
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said by anon202 :

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.