Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed Dec 4 20:35:36 UTC 2013

On Wed, 4 Dec 2013, Owen DeLong wrote:

> significantly worse policies than wireline providers. Wireless bandwidth 
> is rapidly approaching parity with wired bandwidth pricing at consumer 
> levels.

Have you seen the cost of an LTE base station including install and 
monthly fees? If you did, you wouldn't make that claim.

If you want to deliver not even close to speed parity to fiber, you need 
multiple base stations per city block. This is extremely cost prohivitive, 
especially since you need fiber to the base stations anyway.

Btw, if I could convince everybody in my building to pay 400 USD install 
for fiber, I could get 100/100 Internet conenctivity for USD10 per month. 
There just isn't any way in the world this is doable with wireless.

Don't make the mistake of comparing the dysfunctional US market pricing 
levels with what is actually doable in a working market.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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