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Mobile carriers keep the promised land on an ever-receding horizon

P. Lee


My sister-in-law has an optus wireless internet thing. She can barely keep a connection up, never mind download lots. This is in suburban Melbourne. Skype lasts a couple of minutes before dropping out.

My guess is a lack of towers and perhaps the Australian penchant for corrugated steel roofs.

I don't think data for information is much of an issue. The big hog is video, which is mostly unnecerssary and not that great on a mobile screen.

It doesn't matter too much - cables are better.

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