Direct TV fixed wireless Broadband

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bedford11, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. boukengreen

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    Interesting I think this will definitely up the competition if Verizon and T-Mobile also start this. Might cause more towers to be built as well and if they have to build more might get to the point that even people in rural areas have a full signal on their phones. if I understand the technology correctly the fixed wireless will be getting service off of cell phone towers.
     
  2. Bedford11

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  3. boukengreen

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    If that is true AT&T will have to up the 160GB limit using the 1 hour of HD video is 1GB. Not sure if there is any difference between 720P streaming and 1080P in data usage I just now that streaming with WWE network I use a GB for every hour I stream and my PS4 output is 1080P
     
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    Bedford11

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    Rise Broadband, Redzone, Google and many others offer unlimited data for around 50-60 bucks, will be interesting when these fixed wireless providers as well as Verizon, Sprint, and the many others entering the market began to offer services on each others turf, I think AT&T will have to offer unlimited or Zero Rating for DirectTV Now in order to compete.

    There has been a distinct shift in FCC policy in favor of wireless broadband

    4G LTE leveraged for fixed wireless broadband in rural communities - RCR Wireless News
     
  5. Jun 8, 2017 #485 of 585
    paranoia

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    Rural Northern New England sure could use some more no data limits high speed broadband options, all this new tech seems to be out west or down south.
    The cable high speed that is around has caps, and DSL if available is only 10 to 15 megs. If you are really rural you can't get any of those.
    For Hughes net internet the caps are so low for such a high price. IMHO.
     
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    boukengreen

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    Those low caps are the main reason I've never considered Hughes net
     
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    mjwagner

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    The sat based internet services suffer from significant latency issues. They try to do some caching and other things to reduce the impact but since the geosync sat orbits are so far away their is really no way they can fix it.
     
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    boukengreen

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    The only time that would bother me is playing games like World of Warcraft or Diablo I guess the lag wouldn't bother me and really didn't when I friend of mine had because the fastest I've ever had is the 1.5 I'm on now
     
  9. Jun 9, 2017 #489 of 585
    Bedford11

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    Many avenues for DirectTV Now to really take off.

    Lots of Fixed Wireless going into Northern New England
    Unlimited Fixed Wireless for 41 bucks a month, hard to beat that.
    Redzone Wireless - High-Speed Internet for Homes and Businesses in Maine

    Another one going nationwide.
    News, Press, and Media - Redzone Wireless - High-Speed Internet for Homes and Businesses in Maine

    AT&T Fixed Wireless will be in Connecticut soon, easy/quick to set up Fixed Wireless networks, look for them to compete nationwide

    The combined AT&T and DIRECTV will use fixed wireless local loop (WLL) technology to bring coverage for new or enhanced high-speed Internet access to approximately 13 million customer locations nationwide in largely underserved, rural areas.

    https://www.att.com/Common/merger/files/pdf/22_state_map.pdf

    AT&T in Vermont
    http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/WorkGroups/House Commerce/Bills/H.117/Witness Testimony, Comments/W~Chuck Storrow~ATandT - Fixed Wireless Local Loop - State One-Pager Template~2-12-2015.pdf


    Vermont unlimited for 39-59 bucks a month.
    Cloud Alliance » Home Broadband Plans

    Vermont, 40 bucks a month, all volunteers, really neat, little guys and the big guys are all hustling to provide Fixed Wireless service.
    svtbbc
    currentnetworkmaps - svtbbc

    New Hampshire, 40 bucks a month
    FAQs

    Growing leaps and bounds, check your local
    List of Fixed Wireless Broadband Providers

    Click your state
    Internet & TV Service Areas | WireSeek

    Enter your zip, although this site is missing many Fixed Wireless providers, it may help some.
    Fixed Wireless Internet In the United States at a Glance
     
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    CTJon

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    Live in Maine - Redzone, according to their maps, doesn't cover much of Maine which again is the problem. I think their internet costs are more than I pay today for a different vendor. Plus based upon their model you need a view of their towers and I'm sure will be store sensitive.

    I'm sure it will come but not very soon.
     
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    Bedford11

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    Wow, cheaper than 41 bucks for unlimited? Are you rural or city?

    With the Fixed Wireless operators switching over to LTE it seems to have diminished the line of sight requirements. AT&T is starting out with LTE service.

    Telrad Networks’ LTE solutions, especially the high-powered BreezeCOMPACT 3000 base stations used by Redzone, use several advanced techniques, such as 4×4 radio with advanced MIMO, to overcome many such non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios.

    Redzone Wireless Selects Telrad Networks for Pioneering LTE Network Across Maine - Telrad Networks
    Do you live in any of the shaded area's of this map?
    Broadband Map - Technology - National Broadband Map

    AT&T says 13 million new fixed wireless customers by 2020.
     
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    Get ready for 5G DirectTV.
    DirecTV Now on a fixed wireless 5 G signal
    This trial helps show that the new reality is coming fast,”

    AT&T Kicks Off 5G-Powered DirecTV Now Trial | Multichannel

    AT&T Kicks Off 5G-Powered DirecTV Now Trial | Broadcasting & Cable

    Anybody think the below will happen?

    With more targeted and efficient messaging, the Credit Suisse analyst believes networks could reduce ad loads from their current 15 minutes per hour to as little as two to five minutes per hour — putting networks on closer footing with ad-free subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

    Targeting a Path Forward for TV Ads, Data Could Create a $100B Upside | Broadcasting & Cable
     
  14. slice1900

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    Yeah right. When have networks ever reduced ads?
     
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    if you want a better idea of where AT&T might be rolling this out, below is a link of map that shows the areas that are eligible for caf II funding, which is the main funds AT&T is using to deploy this service.

    if your area isn't eligible, you most likely won't be getting this fixed wireless service anytime soon

    Federal Communications Commission GIS Program

    also, the wording on the map seems to confirm that the funding is based on census blocks. this means that if there is just a single household in your block that has an isp that provides advertised speeds of at least 10/1, your block won't be eligible for funding.
     
  17. Bedford11

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    Wireless Rules and Regs are fluid on Capitol Hill right now. We are seeing many different demands for rural broadband which the current admin are favorable with. We will see a revolution in broadband access, no doubt about that, and with that an explosion of Internet tv services like DirectTV Now and the myriad of others entering the space.

    Many plans, similar to the below, from all over the U.S. are being submitted to Washington.

    Manchin, along with Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., penned a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund by structuring it so that it expands broadband access to tens of thousands of West Virginians and Kansans living in rural and remote areas.

    Expanding high-speed internet access to rural areas has been one of the few issues that’s drawn bipartisan support in a sharply divided Congress. And while nothing’s assured, backing by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai may help push those congressional efforts across the finish line.

    Pai this week talked up a Senate bill, S. 1013, that would effectively legislate his proposal for spurring broadband investment in remote areas, where internet access is available through 1990s-era dial-up services.

    Rural Broadband Efforts Gain Bipartisan Momentum - Morning Consult

    Says it all, Seated next to Trump, Stephenson, AT&T CEO

    Wireless and drone execs praised President Trump as he pledged to cut down regulations

    Initiatives to expand broadband are crucial for West Virginia economy
     
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  18. CTJon

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    Why would networks provide fewer ad minutes? And I'm sure content providers wouldn't want it - they'd have to produce more content which would cost money etc.
     
  19. Bedford11

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    Targeted advertising is where we are heading.

    They have your digital address.
    They have your purchasing data thru your credit/debit card.

    They see that CTJon is a, let's say, a hobbiest sausage maker, from your credit/debit data they see you have been buying sausage making equipment, bulk meats, etc. etc..

    They hit you with a 2 minute targeted
    ad for special Pork Butt spice infused, deluxe crusted, smoked, hand wrapped, wax dipped, overnight shipped roast, which you will certainly watch because it will peak your sausage making interest, this ad is worth many times what a generic ad is worth to the sellers.

    The programming guys can charge several times over for this kind of targeted advertising, thus they are able to reduce the amount of BS generic advertising time because the targeted ad results in many more sales than generic advertising.

    Don't you just love sitting thru a Tampon commercial, lol, all that goes away.

    The content providers will be glad to produce an extra 10 minutes of content because they will not be loosing viewers to walk-a-ways during BS generic advertising.
    Thus their ratings go up.
     
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  20. AZ.

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    They may want it.....I do not see how in the world with this FCC, and have and the political oposition thats exists now!
    Sounds dead before it even starts.....
    For some reason this once great country, is more about greed and money thats it......sad
     

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