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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 14:31:46 2007
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On 3/13/07, Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> wrote:
> There are other technologies better
> suited to rural deployment, such as satellite, powerline, some cable,
> or even re-use of the previous generation's ADSL gear once metro areas
> are upgraded.

Or something like WiMAX?

Depends on how rural the area is. Some parts of the US have problematic terrain and *very* sparse population; there, the cost would far outweigh the subscriber uptake. Should someone want bandwidth in such an area, powerline or satellite are probably better choices.

(I don't mention cell-based wireless technologies, because the
providers in that market space haven't truly awakened to the
possibility of fixed cell termination sites for broadband-type access.
That is generally seen as a congestion threat, not an opportunity, by
the carriers.)

-- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]x>