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    Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    The U.S. mobile phone industry is running out of the airwaves necessary to provide voice, text and Internet services to its customers.


    The problem, known as the "spectrum crunch," threatens to increase the number of dropped calls, slow down data speeds and raise customers' prices for cell phone service. It will also whittle down the nation's number of wireless carriers and create a deeper financial schism between those companies that have capacity and those that don't.
    There are potential solutions, but none are inexpensive, easy to implement, or catch-all. And no major fixes are on the horizon.
    The U.S. still has a slight spectrum surplus at the moment. But at our current growth rate, that surplus turns into a deficit as early as next year, according to the Federal Communications Commission's estimates.
    Spectrum Crunch: The cell phone industry hits its limits - Feb. 21, 2012



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    Re: Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    Better get your package deals for home phone, internet, cable/satellite before they jack the prices up on that too!!!



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    Re: Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    The bad news is that none of the fixes are quick, and all are expensive. For the situation to improve, carriers -- and, therefore, their customers -- will have to pay more.
    The lack of foresight by these companies and the industry as a whole completely baffles me. It's the same with the electric grid all over this country. Corporations are raking in the dough at crazy amounts and investing none of that back into the infrastructure that suports it. ComEd keeps trying to get a law passed here for the tax payers to pay for there new grid, "Because its' on the verge of collapse." This seems to be a very similar situation. Instead of investing in the future and being responsible, we'll rape the market for profits as long as we can, then gouge everyone once they get used to the service and feel they can't live without it.



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    Re: Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    The lack of foresight by these companies and the industry as a whole completely baffles me. It's the same with the electric grid all over this country. Corporations are raking in the dough at crazy amounts and investing none of that back into the infrastructure that suports it. ComEd keeps trying to get a law passed here for the tax payers to pay for there new grid, "Because its' on the verge of collapse." This seems to be a very similar situation. Instead of investing in the future and being responsible, we'll rape the market for profits as long as we can, then gouge everyone once they get used to the service and feel they can't live without it.
    Isn't that what the best companies do, act as legalized drug dealer.


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    Re: Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    The lack of foresight by these companies and the industry as a whole completely baffles me. It's the same with the electric grid all over this country. Corporations are raking in the dough at crazy amounts and investing none of that back into the infrastructure that suports it. ComEd keeps trying to get a law passed here for the tax payers to pay for there new grid, "Because its' on the verge of collapse." This seems to be a very similar situation. Instead of investing in the future and being responsible, we'll rape the market for profits as long as we can, then gouge everyone once they get used to the service and feel they can't live without it.
    Very true about the electric industry. Utilities invested in new generation because that's where the money was for 50 years. Now their transmission systems are falling apart because transmission was the least profitable to invest in. The government is actually encouraging utilities to break apart because of that and own only 2 of 3 on distribution, generation, and transmission.



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    Re: Mobile Phone Airwaves Nearly Full

    I'm sure the government will help them out



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