100Mbps Broadband to Hit Mobile Networks Before Wired Lines?

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endee

Any data service that doesn't allow continous use, caps downloads to 5GB/month, can only be used for email and browsing the Internet, etc., can't be called broadband, though that's exactly what most wireless service providers in the U.S. do.

Think of it as owning a car which can go 100mph for 10 seconds, then must sit for 10 minutes before the next 10 second sprint, and by the way, can be driven only to the gas station and back. No one would buy such a car, but that's what most settle for in a wireless "broadband" connection.

Personally, I much prefer a wireless connection that gives me 3Mbs down/1Mbs up, that could be used continously, with no content restrictions other than it be legal, offered at a rate competative with local DSL and cable offerings, to a so called 100Mbs connection that would be hobled by the TOS common to most carriers at the moment.

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bcweir

"Personally, I much prefer a wireless connection that gives me 3Mbs
down/1Mbs up, that could be used continously, with no content
restrictions other than it be legal, offered at a rate competative with
local DSL and cable offerings, to a so called 100Mbs connection that
would be hobled by the TOS common to most carriers at the moment."

A 3 Mb wireless broadband connection is ridiculously small!  That's fine for watching a video on a cellphone, but watching just one streaming standard definition video at 640 x 480 on a PC or laptop will eat that up.

Isn't it enough that the connection is there at all times WHEN you need it?  Who in the world downloads nonstop continuously without interruption EVER?

Broadband users don't OWN bandwidth or their connections.  They basically lease or rent them.  Subscribers pay to use the connection, but they don't own it outright.  Am I to understand you want to OWN a 3/mbs connection to the exclusion of everyone else even when you're not actually doing anything with it?   Don't you sleep?  Do you go out of your house?  Do you have any friends or family?  Do you actually do anything besides sit in front of your computer?

Why would ANYBODY need to CONTINUOUSLY USE a CONNECTION, never mind that it's already available WHEN you need it?

Maybe I'm silly to suggest there are other broadband users besides you.

 

 

 

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linkmaster6

Thats really great for anyone in the city or a large town, but what about people outide of town that need to clunky speed satellite or a Line of Site service? I think the push should be towards making it more available, not faster. not yet any ways. Learn to have patience people

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