Most of the contracts I have seen were for 100Mbps at the time and 1Gb in a few
years. It’s been a few years since I have seen a contract though.
So the guy was probably right that he installed 100Mb service, but it’s likely
been upgraded since.
> On Mar 2, 2018, at 11:48 AM, Mike Hammett <af...@ics-il.net> wrote:
> The information he has is probably four years old.
> They're moving to dark fiber or tubes of dark fiber. A Sprint tower can move
> 1.3 gigs, with some doing more.
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions <http://www.ics-il.com/>
> Midwest Internet Exchange <http://www.midwest-ix.com/>
> The Brothers WISP <http://www.thebrotherswisp.com/>
> From: "Kurt Fankhauser" <lists.wavel...@gmail.com
> To: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 9:03:07 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
> 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