Can someone explain the point of a "4G" phone when the carriers have such stringent data caps?
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- - I'm wondering just how much can be done ad-hoc and under-the-radar with stringing wires between buildings and point-to-point wireless links.
The towers though... I agree that's a really tricky issue. I wonder if the FCC is being so slow because of influence from existing major telecoms?May 5, 2012
- people install private 802.16 equipment all the time. If you get some, make sure you get the documentation on how to set frequency bands with it. If you are using a quiet analog whitespace spectrum, the chance that the FCC will come looking for you is nonzero and the fines can be hefty. However, in practice (and I am not a lawyer and you shouldn't take this as advice) they almost never go looking for someone without a complaint from someone else using the band in question. You can get on FCC mailing lists to find out who has legitimate rights to the quiet spectra well before they are allowed to start using it, but not before they can complain that you are, sadly.
The completely legal alternative is to ask journalists like and if they will please write more about the 802.16 proposals pending at the FCC.May 5, 2012
- Fast is better. Pay for fast.May 5, 2012
- Go sprint.May 6, 2012
- Go T-Mobile. I can't begin to say how glad I am that they weren't swallowed by AT&T.May 6, 2012
- Even the unlimited plans get throttled after a certain usage level each monthMay 7, 2012