Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps
You know what is hilarious? I don't even live in a rural area, I
live in a city with 80000+ people, but AT&T the DSL provider,
and the cable company are only local options, though several new
fiber buildouts began. The AT&T tech actually bragged to me
how they had switched from DSL, probably ADSL1 to ADSL2+ in 2011,
and how they had made absolutely no improvements to the equipment
since., and how they had put in fiber behind the box, but they had
refused to replace the DSLAM to provide VDSL service because it
wasn't profitable for them to do and didn't make economical sense.
Well I would say it isn't profitable and doesn't make economical
sense for me to get very little quality, while paying more than
that home internet, in addition to a data cap. I hope the
widespread deployment of home fixed wireless will motivate those
DSL companies to improve their service and replace old equipment.
But at this point I wouldn't want to switch to a phone company
internet, even VDSL, unles it was FTTH.
On 10/10/2020 11:48 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
As an aside, for those "of a certain age" (read: 55 or older), T-Mobile offers its unlimited 55 Plus plans at great prices as far as I'm concerned. My partner and I ditched our land line and our woefully slow DSL service and have been using the mobile hotspot feature of our phones as our exclusive internet service for just around 2 years now.