By Omar L. Gallaga
I've tested out two products like this, Sprint's offerings that debuted in the Austin area last year and Time Warner Cable's new Road Runner Mobile. Both use the same Clearwire network. In my experience, the connections can be fast (both for downloading and uploading) when you're in an ideal location (which is very limited as present), but go outside the coverage area and you're out of luck as far as 4G speeds.
Here are some other links to information related to the segment.
- Interested in testing your home broadband speeds? You can try Speedtest.net, CNET's bandwidth meter and DSLReports' list of worldwide speed tests.
- Is there really that big a broadband gap? Perhaps not.
- A few articles about the national broadband plan.
- More on Google's fiber gigabit plans, which we discussed on a previous segment and posted about here on the blog.
Tell us what you think about mobile broadband in the comments. Have you tried it? Satisfied?