I would have assumed more.
If they installed at 100meg on a 1G physical interface and then turned
it up to a gig later, then the field tech would have no involvement and
On the other hand, they're charging for consumption, so people have a
disincentive to actually use it. So, maybe?
------ Original Message ------
From: "Kurt Fankhauser" <lists.wavel...@gmail.com>
Sent: 3/2/2018 10:03:07 AM
Subject: [AFMUG] Typical Cell Tower bandwidth requirement
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?