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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Study shows only 23m outside of cellular broadband coverage Reply with quote

CTIA and CostQuest Associates recently teamed up to find out how comprehensive mobile broadband coverage is in the United States.
In a 3-month survey, CostQuest’s study concluded that roughly 23.2 million Americans live in areas without access to mobile broadband access.

While some may think that this is bad news, I am sure most would have guessed that a higher number of people were without broadband wireless coverage.

This Census website puts the current USA population at just over 300m, so that means less than 10% of the US population is currently in an area not covered by cellular broadband.

Knowing how aggressively the carriers are pushing into what were traditionally considered "rural areas",
I think its safe to say that cellular broadband will be as ubiquitous as public utilities in the not to distant future.

Full article on Wireless Week is here.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading the article it makes me wonder which is more cost effective, to build/upgrade a cell tower, or upgrade a CO or remote terminal for DSL... for those of us using this primarily as a fixed solution
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