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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 8:23:06 PM
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Re: Not Replacing Fixed Broadband
I'm really curious to see how they build out infrastructure. I wonder if we'll see a lot more towers.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/30/2016 6:25:44 PM
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Re: Not Replacing Fixed Broadband
It will be fascinating to see what happens if (when?) wireless broadband capacity exceeds wireline capacity. Laying fiber/wires might be more expensive than deploying wireless -- and there might be ways to boost wireless capacity so it's not so spectrum dependent....

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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 6:03:13 PM
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Re: Not Replacing Fixed Broadband
It's a classic supply and demand equation. There are no buckets of bits to distribute, but there is still a limit to network capacity at any one time.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/15/2016 6:49:57 PM
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Re: Not Replacing Fixed Broadband
> "... fixed broadband service will always be on top."

I'm not so sure that fixed broadband will *always* be on top, but it will be for many years because the capacity of the mobile network just isn't close to that of fixed networks. There's a reason why T-mobile is throttling its mobile data speeds... Mobile operators can offer unlimited data plans to get users in the door, but to keep the network from being flooded, they'll need to put some caps on usage at some point.... 

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 4:50:54 AM
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Re: Nearsighted
@afwriter yes, I would say, you are right as it did see the same trend with adoption of Broadband technology...

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Ariella
Ariella
6/6/2016 1:36:50 PM
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Re: Nearsighted
@afwriter that is quite possible. I suppose we need more information about who is using what and why.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/4/2016 11:10:39 AM
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Not Replacing Fixed Broadband
I know that Mobile broadband is rising and you would think that it would outcompete the fixed broadband but I gess they got it set up in a way so that the fixed broadband service will always be on top.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/4/2016 9:02:26 AM
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Re: Nearsighted
@afwriter - I would have to agree with you. I see mobile broadband as being the future, and any staying power fixed broadband might have right now won't last that long. Honestly, I'd be curious to hear what the actual definition of what a "new" user is, since I know that Dish and DirecTv will both consider you a new customer, if you return after a certain period of time. In some cases, are these "new" users, just previous users, that are coming back? People in older generations are no doubt going to cling more to the use of fixed broadband, rather than trying something new - at least for the most part. Time will change that as more and more of those of us in the generations that are knowledgeable about technology choose the freedom, and price saving alternative of mobile broadband.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/3/2016 10:51:40 PM
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Nearsighted
I would contest that this is a little near sighted.  The fact that fixed broadband is growing is probably because it is reaching the people that it has never been able to reach before, and the people who are moving toward mobile broadband are the people who were early adapters of fixed broadband along with millenials who refuse to be tied down. 

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Michelle
Michelle
6/3/2016 8:14:35 PM
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Re: Crackdowns on "excessive" tethering...
Mobile operators must be kicking and screaming over all the data usage. I don't think they were prepared for the mobile explosion...

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