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FCC Ready to Demo Mobile Broadband Speed Test App

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Top message:  Carriers Are Screwed by rwalford79   Nov 8, 2013, 6:27 PM

Replying to:  Re: Carriers Are Screwed by brad162   Nov 9, 2013, 5:17 PM

Re: Carriers Are Screwed

by athens    Nov 10, 2013, 12:32 PM

Here in metro Chicago they have been wallpapering Sprint's bright yellow "10X Faster Than 3G"all over the place.

Sales insists NV is completed.

Honest Tech Support reps state that Network Vision fiber optic backhaul and new microwave equipment installation will probably not be complete in metro Chicago until mid 2014.

The typical speeds I see on 4G LTE in the Northwest Burbs...near OHare...are 4 mb/s downloads, with 60 ms latency.

However when capacity is low, during peak hours, I'll often get only 3G speeds of 200 kb/sec with latency around 110 m/sec.

That is unacceptable even as 3G.

(Curiously in Milwaukee where they haven't lit up 4G, I saw 3G speeds of 2 mb/sec.)

The vast majority of consumers have no idea of the difference in speeds between 2.5G, 3G, and 4G LTE.

Whatever regs the FCC creates will apply to all carriers to keep the playing field even to protect consumers from false advertising.

For Sprint and its subscribers sakes, by the time the regs are implemented, NV should be completed where advertised. By then the 800 mHz spectrum will be online and it should increase capacity, which will boost speeds as well.

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