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Re: Seattle gigabit as seen...
Here's their site, »gigabitseattle.com/ the wireless is dedicated fixed wireless. with an Ethernet connection to each home served.
FAQ specifically says "not Wi-Fi"
cost of the city fiber has been well buried, along with a lot of dark fiber, and previous mayors who started and stopped various access projects over the years. from a geographic standpoint they choose some difficult targets while skipping some very easy to serve ones, other then the downtown and UW (both of which have plenty of fiber) the city also has rights for LOS networks in many of the tallest buildings (an earlier plan call for laser and fixed wireless backhaul to various neighborhoods hubs that would serve homes by various methods.)
Yes, the PtMP radio connections fed from the rooftops of 39 buildings will use licensed spectrum and be converted to Ethernet at the premises. I was specifically talking about Ansboury's claims of Wi-Fi achieving 600-900 Mbps per connection, "showing consumers what gigabit is like and driving subscriber growth".
Just one of the many reasons I'm am suspicious about ANY of their claims. Yes with a/c it is possible to a couple people at once, but probably not whole neighborhoods.
AND they started with these claims 3+ years ago well before a/c was done.