I can easily see a call for fast download speeds, but by setting the upload rate to 3mb, you're excluding ADSL with it's upload of 768k which is likely the only way these customers will every be covered. Not to mention that most wireless technologies would struggle to cover any significant numbers of people at 25/3 but the people we serve with wireless are ecstatic to get 6/3 and we can't get assistance to cover additional rural areas.
Actually, current equipment is capable of delivering 150mb+ per 40MHz sector and new AC based equipment, that was just announced today, is capable of 450mb+. This has huge potential for bringing service to these underserved areas.
thittesd0375 writes: New rules adopted by the FCC will greatly limit the amount of bandwidth available in the unlicensed U-NII band used to deliver internet to rural areas. The filters required to comply with the new rules would shrink the available frequencies from 125MHz to only 45MHz. Petitions to reconsider this ruling can be submitted here and previous petitions can be found here.
from the guided-by-the-light dept.
First time accepted submitter markboyer writes "The Solar Impulse just landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to announce a journey that will take it from San Francisco to New York without using a single drop of fuel. The 'Across America' tour will kick off this May when founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg take off from San Francisco. From there the plane will visit four cities across the states before landing in New York."
SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."
Phones, like the Electrify, come with warranties. Companies that provide a phone for you generally like you to keep their devices under warranty.
When Google decides that market fragmentation is too great of an issue and starts making its own devices that are always upgradable to the current version upon release then Android will become a real OS. Until then, those of us that can't void our warranties are stuck with whatever support USCC decides to give us.