April 2, 2009

Verizon promises 4G wireless for rural America | CTIA show - CNET Reviews

This is the only strategy - wireless - that makes economic sense to provide broadband to sparsely populated rural areas. Vermont has the goal to have broadband coverage to "100%" of the state by the end of 2010, but it will be 3G, most likely, not 4G.

The lower (700 MHz) frequencies made available by TV moving from analog to digital are the only sensible way to reach the "last mile." Fiber to the home is far too expensive in rural areas for the reasosn stated in this story.

Verizon promises 4G wireless for rural America | CTIA show - CNET Reviews

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