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post Aug 30 2005, 01:51 AM
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70 Mb/second? That's... fast.
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post Aug 30 2005, 03:00 AM
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Not if that's the total bandwidth shared by 1000+ people within the 40 mile radius of the antenna (and that's a light day).
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post Aug 30 2005, 03:27 AM
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Indeed. ~1,250 people drops it to dialup speeds.

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post Aug 30 2005, 03:33 AM
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I drop my neighbors connection to dial-up speeds.

I wish I could afford my own internet...
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post Aug 30 2005, 08:52 AM
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The bandwidth issue is one of the problems I have with the Wireless Matrix.
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post Aug 30 2005, 10:01 AM
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It's 65 years in the future - there will be some high-tech solutions to this problems. :)
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post Aug 30 2005, 01:21 PM
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So you just have a LOT of 75mb nodes. Just remember 10 years ago we where still in 28.8k dialup land.
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post Aug 30 2005, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (SirBedevere @ Aug 30 2005, 04:52 AM)
The bandwidth issue is one of the problems I have with the Wireless Matrix.

Several futurists have predicted the use of overlapping, interconnected micronodes, as opposed to the supernodes used by WiMax. These micronodes would work in a similar function to how your mobile phone hops from tower to tower as you drive; your phone (or network device) negotiates the transfer between the weaker and stronger connections. A similar scheme could be used to smooth-out high-traffic zones (e.g. business districts, convention centers). More micronodes would mean less congestion. Micropayments - transaction fees of 1 cent or less per MB or per minute - would encourage businesses to create such micronodes as a revenue stream, similar to the ubiquitous deli ATM machines.

Of course, all this assumes the existence of cheap, high-speed fiber (or better) backbones; the more bandwidth you need, the more fiber you lay. If SR4 really is insisting that the Matrix is based on a global wireless/satellite backbone, your bandwidth is ultimately restricted by distance and the size of the spectrum of usable frequencies.
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post Aug 30 2005, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE (Grinder @ Aug 30 2005, 05:01 AM)
It's 65 years in the future - there will be some high-tech solutions to this problems.  :)

I have a Mr. Claude Shannon who would like to disagree with you.

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post Aug 30 2005, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (Lindt)
So you just have a LOT of 75mb nodes. Just remember 10 years ago we where still in 28.8k dialup land.

You mean 2000 baud?
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post Aug 31 2005, 07:19 AM
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QUOTE (Kagetenshi)
QUOTE (Grinder @ Aug 30 2005, 05:01 AM)
It's 65 years in the future - there will be some high-tech solutions to this problems.  :)

I have a Mr. Claude Shannon who would like to disagree with you.

~J

I'm sure an immortal nazi elf or a great dragon will convince mr. shannon of his mistakes and provide him with an idea how to increase the bandwith. ;)
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