[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)
tv at pobox.com
Tue Mar 13 18:15:00 UTC 2007
On 3/13/07, Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at cisco.com> 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
(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
-- Todd Vierling <tv at duh.org> <tv at pobox.com> <todd at vierling.name>
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