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Aug 19, 2014, 07:55 PM
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Death of LTE

So it took only 2 days to reach 3GB of data usage, at which point Dick Branson throttled it again to 128kbit. Traffic shaping at 1megabit didn't make any difference, though the algorithm still might have been based on usage exceeding a certain amount in a certain number of hours. Given the normal usage of any modern web app, 2.5GB per month is nowhere near enough.

Was surprised to find facebook & eclipse now use 100% of your network capacity, at all times. The stigma of avoiding busy waits in software has yet to reach network usage. Facebook constantly loads content preemtively. Eclipse constantly uploads your code to static analysis tools.

The jump from GPRS to EDGE in 2005 was as fast as wireless ever got. There have been many unlimited plans, but all eventually had to throttle back to EDGE after paltry amounts. It's another area with no practical improvement in 10 years & no further research. The death of wireless research has been blamed on easy money.

It's back to twisted pair copper as the deathstar claims another one. The empire charges $443/year with a $174 down payment for 3 megabits. Pray it doesn't change its mind.

Google fiber remanes vaporware for its 5th year, with 1 affluent neighborhood in Kansas City the only place it was ever implemented, but technical challenges proving insurmountable.
Last edited by Jack Crossfire; Aug 20, 2014 at 04:56 AM.
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