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  1. 11 points
    Sprint does send reminders that the lease is expiring too. It's not like they are hiding the lease end from the customer. Everyone's a victim these days. If you admit that you're too naive or lazy, then you're admitting responsibility and copability...
  2. 6 points
    What? They have every incentive. If they can make video streaming from providers other than themselves so expensive that nobody uses it, that benefits them. Innovation on the Internet threatens their profits. And since in most places, there is no competition in the home Internet access space from anyone except another provider with its own video service (think Verizon FiOS TV versus Comcast), the market won't be able to correct this behavior. Even if you count wireless, AT&T and Verizon now own their own streaming services and would benefit from pushing you to those as well. - Trip (This comment is my own and does not necessarily reflect the view of my employer, the FCC.)
  3. 4 points
    Netflix is just an example here. Netflix may be able to afford it, but not a new entrant to the market. Look at YouTube when they first started. It prevents new players from entering the market in the future, not even necessarily in video, but anything bandwidth heavy. The logistics of paying extra to every ISP as a startup is absurd and logically insurmountable. You basically lock in the current players as the content providers going forward. As a customer, you pay for the bandwidth, the ISP shouldn't care what it's being used for. Charge the customer what you need to to handle the costs for the level of bandwidth they subscribe to, don't try to double dip and charge the other end as well. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. 4 points
    I care that I can send and receive whatever traffic I want on my connection without my ISP deciding what I should be able to use. I use my wired connection for work and for entertainment. I transfer a lot of data and I do not want anyone messing with my traffic in any way. The FCC has decided that with 3 nationwide wireless providers there would not be enough competition but with most areas having 2 wired ISPs or less, that the monopoly practices of the wired ISPs are just fine with them.
  5. 4 points
    Yes, they were starting to mess with traffic and that is why Net Neutrality was put into effect. It started with a demand that Netflix pay your ISP to carry high speed traffic to you over the ISP interconnections without being throttled. They also started messing with torrent traffic to keep people from using torrenting programs. Now they have low caps on high speed connections while exempting their own content from their caps or forcing their competitors streaming products to lower bandwidth so they have an inferior product. I have to pay $30 extra each month to so that I can go over 1TB of data download in a household were I often work from home and all our entertainment is streaming. Net Neutrality was supposed to be about forcing ISPs to be dumb carriers and not allowing them to mess with any traffic that they carry. Without it we will continue down the path of monopoly ISPs deciding what internet traffic to pass to and from their customers and at what speed.
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  7. 2 points
    It is confirmed. The S8 Active has Calling Plus if anyone else wanted to know. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    I'll be the curmudgeon in the thread: My prediction is lower than expected/needed capex spending while continuing to showcase plans that are more "me too!" than "look at me!" (hulu for sprint vs netflix for T-Mobile). I do expect Sprint to slowly build out and densify more towers but to in general start falling behind the other players again. Sorry but they won't small cell their way out of the still existing backhaul and slow tower problem. It is great that Sprint has done so well cutting down operation costs but they can't cut themselves to a faster network. Oh and lastly I predict another year of 3G/barely serviceable LTE at the Austin Airport. I also expect plan costs to rise now that T-Mobile plan costs are also on the rise. marketwise I expect that 2018 will bring even more people cord cutting and looking for services such as DirectTV Now and continue to add to AT&T dominating this area with the AT&T+DirectTV Now bundle discounts.
  10. 1 point
    Alpha Wireless Concealed Antenna Node The following consists of Alpha Wireless Concealed Antenna Node (CAN) small cell sites. This is a type of stealth setup for small cells where the small cell enodeB and relay antenna is located within the stealth enclosure which also acts as the antenna. This type of site is under beta trials with positive results and is likely to expand in deployment scope nationally to fulfill municipality requests for "good looking" small cells that they would approve. The finished build. Note the utilities attached to the pole and routed directly into the concealed antenna node where the small cell eNB and Relay backhaul antenna are located. In traditional small cell deployments, like such they are mounted on the exterior with visible wires. The following is an additional example of an Alpha Wireless CAN setup. Notice the CAN's position relative to the utility pole which is at an angle. Here is another one that is a standalone metal pole install. Photo Credits to dkyeager and the rest of the Ohio sponsor group that helped locate these small cells.
  11. 1 point
    I think all Apple CDMA enabled iPhones sold in the past few years use SRLTE by default. Apple patented their implementation of SRLTE a few years ago which may be a little different than the way other phones use SRLTE.
  12. 1 point
    Only 2 devices support it right?
  13. 1 point
    256 QAM would make the biggest difference given proper backhaul. 4x4 MIMO would be great for urban high capacity sites assuming the need for high capacity CDMA has declined.
  14. 1 point
    Or if the ISP decides they don't want to pay more for Netflix and pull access to it, like cable and satellite providers do all the time when they have a contract/price dispute with a channel. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point
    I think there are some free speach issues that i am concerned about but that extends to platform owners like Facebook and google. I think these platforms have become so ubiquitous that i am uncomfortable with a hand full of companies having the ability to restrict access to them. But that can exist in a net neutrality environment, so that isnt a solution to the problem I am concered with.
  16. 1 point
    It depends on the depends on the elasticity of demand for Netflix, which I would think is rather high, meaning Netflix would pay most of the addition cost. Look, why wouldnt the ISPs just raise prices on consumers by the amount they want to extract from Netflix? The same reason, elasticities of demand. It wont raise costs to consumers, it just adjusts the distrabution of profits.
  17. 1 point
    You are mixing up different things into the net neutrality basket. ISP were messing and are messing with torrent sites because content providers were threatening them with law suits. The part about netflix is true but why do you carw who gets what profits?
  18. 1 point
    Smart Car Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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  20. 1 point
    “They basically took $140 away from me because I’m naive.” That’s all you need to know about this person/situation. Everybody else’s responsibility but his. In other news: Overdue library item fines can cost you more than the book does. Renting a car at the daily rate for a week can be more expensive than the weekly rate.
  21. 1 point
    They're not going to announce any dates for anything. They've got burnt far too many times since 2011. Ie. We already know and have found new LTE only expansion areas with no previous sprint coverage but it's not publicized anywhere. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Something cool I noticed. You know how in Allo you can see who has it downloaded by trying to start an Incognito chat? With RCS (at least in Samsung Message) you can see who has RCS enabled by clicking the menu button in the top right corner and clicking "start a group chat" and it'll show you all the people that have it.
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