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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/3/2018 8:50:41 PM
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Re: Maybe not EVERYTHING, but...
> "...would the costs incurred be sustainable by the market?"

If the FCC opens up more spectrum so that more carriers can compete, maybe the costs will come down to the point of being economical...? Maybe?

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nathandavidson
nathandavidson
10/3/2018 3:37:01 AM
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Re: Maybe not EVERYTHING, but...
As a consumer myself, I feel that 5G could be a huge success. Hence, service providers investing so much in this technology preparation is anticipated. What worries me however is the fact that this new addition could be expensive and whether or not would the costs incurred be sustainable by the market?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/3/2018 10:55:30 PM
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Agnostic for fiber?
I'm a bit surprised how many agnostic votes there are for fiber. I assume that's because fiber has been hyped for so long that no one believes it will do what the press releases say.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/3/2018 10:46:47 PM
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Re: Maybe not EVERYTHING, but...
Which part is hype? Is the "spending" the hype? Then I think that's my vote because providers aren't really going to spend as much as they say the will until the business case is really there. So all the "big numbers" are just press releases until the fiber is actually in the ground.

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michelle
michelle
4/26/2018 10:17:07 PM
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Re: Maybe not EVERYTHING, but...
I, for one, believe it will solve EVERYTHING (maybe). I also picked the everything option, but for different reasons.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/26/2018 5:50:18 AM
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Maybe not EVERYTHING, but...
I hesitate to go with such blanket statements as "it will solve everything", but that's the option I chose here because it most closely describes my feelings on the subject. 5G is evenetually going to be a spectrum beauty contest, but that's intrinsically linked to the fixed wireline fiber race. It's all about who has the most and best connectivity, and fiber has less of a NIMBY backlash than do antennae, cell towers, and small cells.

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