at the rate we're going we'll need completely redistricted wireless spectrum and we'll need to upgrade the EM spectrum itself to be able to handle more bandwidth within a given bandwidth
I can't wait to be done with Verizon.
well, it's a good thing you have so many choices of other corporations running nationwide cellular networks that want you dumping your cable internet connection in favor of wireless spectrum coverage.
why would it cost them anything at all? The tower is already running, the backhaul is already laid, the proxies are already up, the air is just sitting there asking for 700mhz LTE to be passed through it.
Only way it costs them is if there's someone else they can give that bandwidth to who will give them more money than you.
You know I'd love to do that, but Google wants me to buy some Cloud storage that's only there if I'm connected to the internet, only there if I have data left this cycle, and only 5s of latency to open the file if I have a solid LTE signal in a non-downtown area. Otherwise (and believe me, there's a lot of otherwise), forget it.
So they don't put microSD slots in their phones anymore. Dummies.
Thankfully I just stopped fighting on this matter. I have one station that I like to stream if I want some background music, it's 100kbit/s streaming ogg (sounds great honestly and I'm pretty picky), and I just have gotten in the habit of deleting songs I don't want to listen to again and keep my phone simply as a "fun-music" device storing about 3GB of individual songs I actually want to hear again, which I use for playing in my car via bluetooth that auto-connects when I get in and auto-plays on auto-connect. Can't beat the convenience.
Comcast has already said the same thing. There are only about a 1/2 dozen vendors that could handle a surge like that at all. So let's say they push the traffic to AT&T. With AT&T getting their own Netflix's traffic plus Verizon's Netflix traffic they might complain as well.
At some point Netflix is just going to have to pay for asymmetrical traffic and create an agreement.
Ha. If it were a free market, you can bet your bits they wouldn't think of doing anything like that to Netflix. The value of my Comcast/Verizon/AT&T connection drops by about 95% if I can't get Youtube and Netflix.
Without those two, there basically wouldn't be a need for Verizon et al.
In the old days here, freshmeat and sourceforge, but not post-dice. Not really seeing much point in any of them now.
You know what i meant.
no thanks, i want to own my content.
"no, see, you SpaceX just proves politicians should be MORE involved...."
Excuse me, those aren't windows you're looking at, they're rockets. haha what do you propose, giving to welfare? What a joke.
if the 400 million is really the only overrun that's an astonishing record for the federal goverment
of ALL the government programs worth blowing money on, I think NASA should be one of them. It stimulates the economy with relevant tech spending, inspires our children, and sets a rocket ahead of other nations.
NASA is of the things we can look back at over the last 50 years and be immensely proud of. Proud to a NASA supporting American.
It's more, then that.
FTFY and I see what you did there.
SpaceX doesn't have to build facilities in every state to appease Congress.
why don't we just send Congress to orbit??
It stimulates the economy, and our childrens' imaginations.
Small price to pay.
especially considering it's tech, one of things we excel at in America.