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Thats insane. Pretty soon when you go to connect to a wireless connection you are going to have like 50 options, lol.

I assume this will also take a different internal card as well?
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
But is the range over a mile? Didn't think so.
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post #13 of 77
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Thats insane. Pretty soon when you go to connect to a wireless connection you are going to have like 50 options, lol.

I assume this will also take a different internal card as well?

Did you read the article?
post #14 of 77
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15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
Where are you from? Mars?

Most people, you pay $50 for 15-20mbps. We pay $44.99/mo for 17mbps, so we're pretty average. In the countryside you get screwed over paying like $60/mo for 5mbps.
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15-20 mbps sucks seeing as most of the people I know gets 30 mbps+ from their ISP
You don't acutally get 30mbps from the isp...and this won't actually transmit at 15-20mbs. That is only theoretical speeds and is really a measure of bandwidth. Is a car going to go faster down a four lane road than a two lane road? No, but if there were more cars on the road they would all be able to go faster on the four lane.

Things like the router CPU and NICs involved will have more to do with with network speeds. And cable will depend on how much your nieghbors are using it. DSLs are how far away from the switch box you are.
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I think the morons here who took the original post out of context without reading the article think that they're going to be able to stay connected to their home routers from 5 miles away.

Also most people do NOT get 30mbps from their ISP. I think my Comcast internet is close to $60/mo for 20meg and that is really pushing it on price imo.

Like the ARTICLE said, this is great news for rural folks especially who had very limited options before this.
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Where are you from? Mars?

Most people, you pay $50 for 15-20mbps. We pay $44.99/mo for 17mbps, so we're pretty average. In the countryside you get screwed over paying like $60/mo for 5mbps.
The UK Virgin Media FTW where I live (cambridge) you get what they advertise
    
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But is the range over a mile? Didn't think so.
Personally I don't see the need to have more than 50ft if it's for private use (unless you live in the White House or Buckingham Palace).
    
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I think the morons here who took the original post out of context without reading the article think that they're going to be able to stay connected to their home routers from 5 miles away.

Also most people do NOT get 30mbps from their ISP. I think my Comcast internet is close to $60/mo for 20meg and that is really pushing it on price imo.

Like the ARTICLE said, this is great news for rural folks especially who had very limited options before this.
Well, you are thinking United States. Many places in the world have 30mbs+ Internet on tap. The countries are much smaller and thus are earier to get wired up with fiber, or else had no existing network in place so they have all new technology in their services.
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Also most people do NOT get 30mbps from their ISP. I think my Comcast internet is close to $60/mo for 20meg and that is really pushing it on price imo.
If that was directed at me then you have misread what I said, I said most people I know get 30mbps and they get it for £15GBP ($25-30USD) a month including a phone line and cable TV
    
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