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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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Population isn't everything, and Japan isn't nearly as connected as some people think(maybe in Tokyo, though I'm not even sure about that). Here's what the very article in the OP says on the issue:
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The spectrum crunch is not an inherently American problem, but its effects are magnified here, since the United States has an enormous population of connected users. This country serves more than twice as many customers per megahertz of spectrum as the next nearest spectrum-constrained nations, Japan and Mexico.

EDIT: One big factor here is that smartphones didn't spread nearly as fast in Japan as they did in the US. Texting is still a big deal here.
Edited by Scars Unseen - 2/21/12 at 7:48pm
post #32 of 37
Even in northern Japan, somewhat in the boonies I have dedicated fiber coming into the house and the cell speeds were pretty good.
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Even in northern Japan, somewhat in the boonies I have dedicated fiber coming into the house and the cell speeds were pretty good.

Yeah, the fiber is good. Fiber is not wireless, and speed has nothing to do with saturation. You're talking about a different matter altogether(I have no complaints about internet speed even here in Okinawa).
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Google will be us Satellite TV Waves for their new network in Kansas City, it will produce 100 Times faster Internet than the typical broadband connection...

When it comes to satellite radio / tv, it's not fast, it's SUPER FAST!

I really do not see this being an issue, honestly...
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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.

It's not just the LOOK of the tower itself as to why you must notify those in the area, it is because of the electromagnetic radiation (EMF) that is put out by such towers. Even wireless routers and radio frequency handsets for portable household use put out electromagnetic radiation that has been proven to be harmful to your health over time. Imagine the sort of damage that a cell phone tower within a mile of your location would do to your DNA and cells smile.gif
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Time to invest in pigeons. Perhaps Mike Tyson will be the next communications mogul.
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This is all very much about creating a reason to raise rates. End of story.
 
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