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Old 05-18-2008, 04:00 AM
Rocco Augusto
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Default AT&T to Offer 20Mbps Wireless Data By 2009

"AT&T's Chief of Mobility, Ralph de la Vega, was recently quoted as saying that his company intends to offer data speeds of up to 20Mbps on its network by 2009. AT&T has previously committed to using the yet-to-be-standardized LTE technology for its next-generation 4G network. AT&T is currently testing an HSPA upgrade that will offer speeds up to 7.2Mbps, and already offers PC Cards that will support it. AT&T is in a unique position because these speed enhancements are merely software upgrades to existing equipment, and would require limited resources to deploy, as opposed to implementing an entirely new network."

Jumping from 7.2Mbps to 20Mbps is a significant bandwidth increase. In theory by the year 2009 my HSDPA enabled phone would be able to download whatever I wanted quicker than my current cable connection from Comcast. Hopefully with the increased data speeds AT&T will finally get around to releasing some video conferencing enabled devices, preferably of the Windows Mobile variety.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:33 PM
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And by 2009 we will all have a RAMjet backpack.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:59 PM
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I'm still waiting for the 3G to hit my area....
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:08 PM
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Does this mean I will NOT get my POP3 email and NOT be able to access the internet even faster?

Edge is intermittent in my house and office and 3G is spotty at best (in the Dallas Metroplex area this is unexcusable).
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Lee View Post
I'm still waiting for the 3G to hit my area....
Thats so funny. I was just thinking At&T doesn't even have 3G in my area yet and they are wanting to boost speeds. I am hoping that with the release of the 3G iphone they will turn on the 3G juice to more areas.

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Old 05-20-2008, 06:28 AM
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Already at 1.8Mbps I'm not complaining much. Can't wait to get even faster speeds!
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