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Unlimited data is cheap on "one such company" in the uk

3G/4G data is like £12 a month how cheap do u want it? :3
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The back and forth is true... I've read several articles or heard both ways on coffee over the years lol

We definitely seem to be heading in the direction of super interconnection, with IoT and general expansion of the internet. For now though this is only going to matter in huge cities and maybe smaller cities to a lesser extent. No incentive to have wifi access 100% rurally.. yet.

The back and forth is strong in the sugar debates... real sugar bad... well, many of the alternatives are much worse. Butter... bad, but apparently better than margerine. lol

And I only see this wifi sidewalk to be a metro thing. Big cities and town centers... would work especially well in many European cities, but not so much for here.
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Please, let's keep on topic to world's first Wi-Fi pavement being piloted In the UK.
     
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wouldn't facebook's internet.org satellite internet for all end up being more cost effcient than embedding it into pavement?
     
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Sigh I just want no pot holes :/
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It's virgin, so, data speeds will be capped during peak times. There must be a catch, im guessing they'll have a system in place similiar to BT open reach or whatever its called where you have to pay for the access to have your browsing data being monitored etc.

I expect the wifi ranges to be great either way, I can't even pick up my own wifi from just outside mine, but if I walk into the local block and towards one of the higher floors I can pick it up easily O.o
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wouldn't facebook's internet.org satellite internet for all end up being more cost effcient than embedding it into pavement?

Well you're kind of catching on to something here. In between taller buildings where satellite is less effective, you'd want access points to be interspersed and decentralized. Not as much a problem for people with regular clear view of the sky.

Which is why I find the reference to "first world problems" a little insulting. If free wi-fi is the only access point you have, then it's not just an inconvenience anymore, as this short-sighted catch phrase implies.
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