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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   6/19/2014 5:35:26 AM
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That's pretty crazy, Cabe, but shows the sobering truth about high-speed data pricing!

a.saji
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a.saji   6/19/2014 5:23:42 AM
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@Cabe: Well it's a marketing strategy. That is how they earn money.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   6/18/2014 11:26:13 PM
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I assume that release of such innovation must first be analyzed.. "Can we charge per bit for it?"

4G and even 3G is still sold per megabyte. No joke... megabyte!



Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   5/5/2014 3:35:34 AM
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Yes, you point out the inherent problems that still exist with WiFi and general Internet coverage, even in cities. Same with general mobile device coverage in some places.

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Cabe Atwell   5/2/2014 11:41:22 PM
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They could develop Wi-Fi at 1GHz speeds and I would still have a spotty connection in my area and I live in the heart of a major city! I say focus on the connection first then give me the speed.  

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/13/2014 4:08:25 AM
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Hey, Chuck, I am pretty sure they could be used in homes as well, but let me double check on that and get back to you. I'll have to check the cost. I think they would be the perfect solution for the home, though.

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Charles Murray   3/11/2014 6:33:51 PM
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Liz, any idea if the WiGig base stations could be used in homes? Or would that be too costly?

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Nancy Golden   2/27/2014 10:43:07 AM
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That said, Elizabeth - I would think the limitation of such an important parameter as range  does not make WiGig a very viable technology except for very specific niche applications...

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/27/2014 6:26:11 AM
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Yes, Nancy, you touch on the biggest criticism of WiGig--the range.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/27/2014 6:25:04 AM
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Well I think the point of the device, Lou, is that it allows for this bandwidth and doesn't consume a lot of power, so the phone battery won't die out so quickly. The chip has been engineered specifically to allow the mobile device to do this.

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