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FFH5
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reply to rit56

Re: Not transparent, but necessary

said by rit56:

Do you work for them? What a load. Four times a week Karl posts a piece here about the myth of limited capacity and how it's total bullshit. They simply want to gouge people. Throttle service, locked phones, terrible plans.

Because Karl calls limitations on capacity a myth doesn't make it so. The capacity limitations exist. Whether they could be corrected more quickly than they are is a discussion of what financial resources an ongoing PROFIT-MAKING private enterprise can devote to correcting it is up for debate. Karl would be all for AT&T skipping making a profit to do a crash course update of available wireless spectrum. The stockholders don't share his cavalier attitude towards profits.
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jmn1207
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Karl has never admitted that there wasn't a problem with capacity for wireless networks. His issue has been with cable providers using capacity woes as a major argument to dishonestly prevent video from taking off over the internet by use of caps, where none are actually required.

The capacity myth has always been directed at TV/internet providers, and not towards the wireless carriers.

Now, he has reported that the need for more spectrum is a big lie the mobile industry giants toss around, but that is also very simple to see through, with just 10 minutes of effortless research.