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AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

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by ElTriste    Jul 30, 2011, 7:40 PM

ATT's Network has been in steady decline since they began to shut down the "EDGE" network. Granted, in places where you have GSM service, it's SUPER fast, but in all honesty, it's damn near impossible to get great signal unless you have an "X" ducttaped to that spot and you're standing there. Same goes for Sprint's WiMax (which they wanna dump for some reason, even though REAL network technicians think it's a MUCH better choice than LTE, but what does the EIA/TIA and tha IEEE know) And Verizon's LTE. They all blow. Once again, we're back to the 90's when it comes to service...and I find it rather peculiar. ATT isn't throttling because they don't have the infrastructure...they're doing it BECAUSE THEY CAN. VZW does it, Tmobile does it. Only company who doesn't is sprint, because voice and 4G data are on DIFFERENT TOWERS and on DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES, which is also true for LTE, but verizon is going to do whatever it can do to be the most expensive, because in some consumer's minds, the most expensive is often the best. Do you think that gas prices are as high as they are because the oil companies are just doing what they can to scrape a profit? Oil dropped to under $100 a barrel, and gas was still well over 4.00 a gallon. Companies charge what they want for services they know you really can't get elsewhere, the wireless industry is a TRUST. ATT is doing what they can to make it a monopoly.

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