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About samwelltarley

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  1. "To whom". It doesn't matter what you think of my aesthetic sensibility. It's the prevailing sentiment embodied in zoning regulations that matter. Case in point: if your community has a distaste for street lights and put in zoning regulations to forbid them, they don't need you to agree as long as that is a prevailing sentiment. There is not a thing you can do about it. Certainly not circumventing the zoning laws to build street lights on right-of-way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Those people are NOT complaining about broadband access or mobile coverage. You're arguing with a straw man that doesn't exist. You probably haven't had a real talk with any property owner who fight to protect their neighborhood and hence your lack of empathy. I encourage you to not see your opponents as despicable hypocrites and try to understand their viewpoints and rights a bit better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I think popular opinion is pretty receptive to the 30-40' small cell poles and if the industry had stuck to those then the NIMBY defense would have gradually dissipated. The problem really blew up when Sprint hires Mobilitie to build those ugly 75-120' poles. The public opinion is 100% against those and so the entire industry's small cells rollout is stalled because of that stupid idea. If the industry had focused on lobbying local zoning laws to accommodate the "real small cells" (sub-38') we would have a lot more deployed by now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Okay I believe you when you say you're a homeowner. But where did you get the idea that what you care about supersedes what other people want? Zoning laws are supposed to reflect the prevailing preferences of citizens. When what you want violate those then you WILL NEED TO CARE ABOUT MY PERSONAL PREFERENCES. If your sentiment becomes a popular one then there is a democratic mechanism to change zoning laws for the social good. We live in a democratic society under the rule of law and it's certainly not okay for unscrupulous businesses to sidestep regulations just to boost their bottom line. One person's idiosyncratic preference shouldn't override prevailing community preferences. I think you're just making excuse for them. But in any case, if you think you have a strong argument for those small cells then I encourage you to be an activist and lobby for a change in zoning laws but I suspect your opinion will be vastly outnumbered. The preference of the minority cannot come at the expense of the majority, even if the minority doesn't understand the expense. Thank god for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. People who don't own a home would never appreciate the importance of local zoning laws. Those are the loud voices that yell NIMBY whenever property owners try to protect their neighborhood from being defiled by unscrupulous telecom operators. They will eventually grow up so I would save my breath arguing with them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. http://imgur.com/a/Ue7Wd Wanted to see if I can provoke some thoughtful discussion with some hard data points. I tabled some PCMag nationwide test data to compare the 2016 report to the 2017 report below that I think are stark. What do we think of the pattern? What about the theory that Sprint does not need to spend much on network because of its vast trove of spectrum? It looks like Sprint's network has gone backward while the other 3 kept moving rapidly forward.
  7. To say that "they really try to push their luck" is an understatement - they really try to push the boundary of what is legal: https://event-driven.com/sprint-approved-trial-for-contractor-mobilitie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. samwelltarley

    Network Vision/LTE - Baltimore Market (including Annapolis/East Shore)

    The fact is NIMBY's folks around the country are winning. It's a free country and property owners have the right to protect their home values. Besides Mobilitie is not earning any brownie points by deliberately doing illegal build. https://event-driven.com/sprint-approved-trial-for-contractor-mobilitie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sprint can't get to VOLTE with these magic boxes. Say, even if 60% of Sprint customers are convinced to put these magic boxes up at their window ledges, thus creating indoor B41 connections, does it really allow Sprint to go VOLTE, thereby risking dropped calls and disruption over the other 40% of customer base? The only way to go VOLTE is to build near ubiquitous LTE coverage comparable to CDMA. These magic boxes just won't get you there. Anything short of 80% coverage is too disruptive to the voice experience. We all remember the Network Vision fiasco. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I don't know for sure but I don't think Comcast as an MVNO can distinguish hotspot tethering traffic from normal traffic. So your family can tether to your wife's Unlimited line whenever possible to cut the GB consumption down to minimum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. He's been spewing the same bullshit for long enough that everyone thinks he's phony. You're a liar even if you're merely ordered by your boss to lie publicly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. An overlooked analysis by Root: http://rootmetrics.com/en-US/content/mobile-performance-in-the-us-part-3-performance-in-metro-areas Rootmetrics do provide really good analysis on carriers' data speed. As you see below, Sprint is in a league completely of its own (in an unflattering way) If you scroll down the report to see the carrier-by-carrier numbers, you'll see all 3 carriers other than Sprint have made progress from 1H16 to 2H16. But Sprint made no effort to improve speed, thus falling further and further behind. Can't Marcelo at least pretend he cares about his network promises?
  13. Me too. I trust the raw data from RootMetrics more than most other reports. But about statistics: lies, damn lies and then statistics. In the original report, they rank carriers in 5 categories: reliability, calls, text, data and speed. Sprint ranks dreadfully in DATA and SPEED (we all know that) categories but sprint always represents its wins in the other categories, especially calls and text. Sure it's just marketing, but I hope Sprint doesn't think it's okay that it ranks a distant LAST in data and speed when they promised to rank FIRST 2 years ago (and they should with the sea of spectrum that they constantly boast about) But it's much much more costly to improve data and speed than on calls and text so they delayed the capex. I just hope they don't end up delaying that for too long. Sometimes it's easy to be fooled by your own marketing bullshit.
  14. Lol. Sprint is still touting CALLS and TEXT reliability and completely silent of DATA and SPEED. They're still living in 2011. God help them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Were you trying to refute my data points? It was certainly hard to tell when you're citing data points that are consistent with mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk