I would've guessed they'd want more like 200-300meg at most cell towers, but 100meg in a rural area really doesn't surprise me.
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:03 AM, Kurt Fankhauser <lists.wavel...@gmail.com> wrote: > I was talking to a Spectrum employee yesterday as he was installing a 1gig > fiber circuit for me and he started talking about how un-common it was to > be seeing a 1 gig DIA circuit installed so i said well what about the cell > phone towers, don't those all have a couple gigs to them and he said. "Oh > no those usually only have 100meg fiber feeds to them." I was like whoa, > thats all? And he said "yeah all the Sprint, T-mobile, and At&T towers that > he's been to are all like 100meg and he's like usually the Verizon ones are > about 300meg circuits." > > Does that really sound possible that a cell tower is only using that much > bandwidth? We are pretty rural here county population is only 45,000 and > the city populations are only about 12,000. Can this really be true? And if > so why can't a WISP sell a backup circuit to a cell tower with some Air > Fiber equipment? >