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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)
On 3/13/07, Daniel Senie <[email protected]> wrote:
You've mentioned powerline a few times. Care to expand on the business case for BPL?
As for satellite, have you ever actually used a DirecPC or similar service? The latency makes such services useful mostly for casual web browsing and for email service. You can't use VPNs, VOIP, or most other more interesting services.
>(I don't mention cell-based wireless technologies,
Sprint seems to be doing an OK job in this regard, actually. Their "unlimited" contract seems to not have strings attached like Verizon Wireless (who think "unlimited" means "use it occasionally for email, but we really didn't mean "unlimited.").
I hope the carriers find from experience that fixed termination sites are more "OK" than they originally thought. Sprint has done a Good Thing by actually jumping for the allowance for wireless routers, and I'm watching with great interest.
(Verizon has Bell roots, which readily explains why they're vehemently -- at least for now -- against true "unlimited" use of their EV-DO. I'm personally rooting for HSDPA from a different non-Bell-rooted provider, because I just can't give up the interchangeability of SIM cards. ;)
-- -- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>