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.
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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