US LTE network is lacking

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  1. pc747

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    I hope one of my colleagues have the time to give this a proper article vs my little drive by here.

    Fastest LTE networks and countries revealed
     
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    One thing I didn't see there was the cost/mb which is also probably much better than the US.
     
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    US LTE? How about just cell service period. Upstate NY has tons of dead spots for instance.
     
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    This was my point..in the "Verizon to start 5g roll out".. We have such lacking infrastructure for a good speedy and solid 4G footprint...we need to work on that first IMHO. A strong well planned 4g lte network will rival the speeds of a crappy 5g laid over a crappy 4g IMHO..in constant speeds alone..especially when the network is taxed...
     
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    Yeah they didn't even finish the 3G rollout before starting the 4G rollout. This cycle will never end.
     
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    I live in Frederick, MD, second largest city in Maryland, Verizon customer. I can't even leave advanced calling on because we are always flipping back and forth 3g to 4glte. If you are on a advanced calling call and cross the "G" line your call will drop. Let's get what we have right before we move on.
     
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    And it's why Europe will always blow our speeds away.. And our devices will never live up to their true potential... It's OK..I love paying full price for something to work half as well..but not because of the device..but because of the service I pay out the butt for...every month..
     
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    And that's my biggest gripe about the whole ordeal: Our carriers are making gazillions off of us every month and then turn around and complain that we are stressing their networks. Bah Humbug, I say.
     
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    Exactly.. We pay a premium for them to sit on their butts and gouge us even more..and be lazy about their network rollout ..there's never a guarantee of reception (what they told me) and if that changes then you deal with it...I would think that they'd want their coverage all over..even in the middle of a corn field in Kansas...or in the middle of a river with banjos sounding in the distance in Arkansas ...then...when you have a solid 4g layout that can compete with European speeds...or at least give us all 3/4 of the speeds you advertised...then start with 5g..
     
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    Lte network is lousy in the area I work in. Works OK in big cities and near highways though

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    Many of the carriers are trying to get more towers up but they're having a NIMBY problem. They tried to get them on school property but the neighbors are up in arms, even if it looks like a big tree.

    Personally I feel this is one area where a little less government control and regulation could be a good thing, especially with local governments, they're making money too. Competition is already starting to drive consumer costs down in Atlanta.
     
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    In a way I don't blame people. If I paid money for property I would not just want some business throwing towers up in my backyard as well if it means driving down my property value.

    That is one area where I side with the people. I would like to side with our government saying they are there to protect the people from big business except we all no that is a lie. It is about highest bidder and who can buy the most 80,000 lunches for a campaign.