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Verizon LTE expansion continues with 28 more cities
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
Heck they can't even provide cell service in our county, let alone get LTE here. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all here. VZW, where are you? When you consider that Verizon used to be our land-line provider until they sold out to Frontier, it's especially ironic...........
Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:27 AM
It would be best if there was a public 4G/LTE network in place so that all people could access this infrastructure. It should also be accessible along all interstates, federal highways and state highways. I am a truck driver and I use the mobile network as my primary means of communication and entertainment and this can become very costly. If the infrastructure was public, then all of the carriers could compete on the services offered over this infrastructure and the price would come down for the consumer. Much like the fiber optic networks, like Utopia, being installed in many cities. The US is way behind in having a high speed data network in place, and that is because of serious lobbying by the telecommunications companies as they want big profits but offer little real value for the money to the end user. When you must spend $200-400 per month just to have phone service and data service while on the road, it just plainly feels like highway robbery. Maybe we need satellite providers to start getting into the telecommunications business, they at least can cover the entire United States, even remote areas, and their speeds can rival the best 4G networks if they upgrade their systems. I may have to see if Hughes Net offers a satellite dish for mobile users, like Dish Network does.
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