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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

This. I don't see how the U.S. could not fix this problem, there are other countries with much higher density of cellular users in any given area.
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It's all about the $$$.
This is correct. The problem is one of infrastructure, which could, of course be funded by the gov't, as it is in many countries. But the Merkin belief in the God of Free Markets means this problem will continue. What amoral corporate entity would use some of their profit in building the required infrastructure in order to reap longer term profits from greater and greater numbers of customers and cheaper service, when the alternative is greater profits now by limiting customers and hiking prices for a scarcer service? thumb.gif
    
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God forbid some of the people here with hundreds upon hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, uses some to fund more towers.
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Look at little Japan....
Blow it up 100 Times and then you may see the issue at hand here!

Just because the country is smaller doesn't mean their cities and urban areas are smaller than those in north america. Too many people misunderstand that the issue of providing data access to urban and rural areas are two separate issues.
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If this is going to be an issue, couldn't we look to Japan? Don't they have wifi like..everywhere?


That's what I think too. What about China, Japan and Korea... those are population are like four to seven times more people than America... combined.

 

Even you can say not everyone own a wireless device but still consider this large population area, the percentage is still a big factor over America... what a load.

 

Obviously $$$, we need to charge more on each customer!

 

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I wonder when gov will sell 802.11a.b.g.n(seperatly of caurse)to have more bandwith.
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My neighbor tried to sell a part of their land for cell use and kept it quiet to all the neighbors. Once we found out we contacted the county and they killed the project. In certain areas where I live (northern California) you are required to get approval from everyone that will be affected _before_ negotiating with the cell companies. A nasty looking cell tower in our hood will not go over well.
They mask them pretty well when required nowadays.
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post #27 of 37
If I remember correctly cell phones use CDMA which uses spread sprectrum access. Which would explain why they are running out of bandwidth.
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This might help explain the issue.

Wireless Spectrum
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The issue here is that every wireless device has a specific frequency that it operates on. This changes many time as you pass tower to tower. In addition to the frequency is the bandwidth or symbol rate that the phone is using in the given spectrum. Just like a satellite dish, the only way to fix this is higher modulation rate(lowering symbol rate). This requires higher transmit power on both ends due to the lower tolerance of noise. I honestly am not sure how they are going to fix this.
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God forbid some of the people here with hundreds upon hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, uses some to fund more towers.

Indeed. The problem with corporations is that maximizing profits often means cutting corners or raising prices. So, we'll likely see only the minimum amount of work done by the phone companies to solve this problem, and the maximum amount of price increase or cost cutting that they can to offset their costs for doing said work.
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