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by Revcb 07:06AM Monday Jun 02 2014

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treichhart

join:2006-12-12

About FCC considers going for 10mbps isnt going to work for most ISP's

About FCC considers redefining for 10mbps isnt going to work for most ISP's like WISP due to equipment issues at the AP site and backhaul setup. Even DSL cant even do 10mbps right now unless your really close to CO doing VDSL2. So this whole ideal is shot before getting out of the bag.

battleop

join:2005-09-28
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Re: About FCC considers going for 10mbps isnt going to work for most ISP's

The FCC needs to cough up some lower frequency spectrum for WISPs to use. They need to increase the amount of power they can use, increase the amount of spectrum they can use, and open up some lower frequencies. There have been many towns we have looked at in the past that could use a WISP but line of site issues to the majority of population ruled them out.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.

Jason Levine
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join:2001-07-13
USA

I'd welcome 10Mbps

I tend to get about 4Mbps - the bare minimum to qualify as broadband. I've had times where I'm loading a webpage while watching Netflix on my Roku and everything slows down. I'd really like to have 10Mbps or faster. Of course, I'm not sure what I'm getting because I'm in Time Warner Cable country. I *might* get faster speeds when Comcast takes over, but I might also get caps (or "data thresholds" or whatever they are calling it this week) which limit what I can use my connection for. I might also get slower connections to sites if said sites don't pay for "fast lane access."

So while I'd love for the FCC to mandate faster speeds, I'd also like to see them properly address caps/overage fees and network neutrality.
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-Jason Levine