Have to admit it comes across more as a scheme to extract the "free" money that is available rather than to provide a wireless braodband service. £800 for an install is a huge amount of money for a residential grade service. The true cost
ought to be around the £100 to £150 mark for the actual customer end of the work, and that is before any "subsidy" from ongoing monthly service fees.
The FAQ also comes across as a little naive. For instance:
4.5Mbps seems a strange speed to advertise as, for example, 5Mbps ought to be perfectly feasible if 4.5Mbps is.
4.5Mbps symmetric (taken literally) means 9Mbps of aggragate throughput capability per customer. Afterall, no download limits implies they could be uploading and downloading at max speed at the same time.
SDSL really is a copper based service not a wireless based one.
No download limits, but a fair usage policy. No mention of what that fair usage policy is though. The effects of contention kick in much more quickly with a wireless network than with a cabled network, and therefore need much tighter management if the "download junkies" are not to impact on normal users.
"The service should not slow down noticeably..." If there is no download limit, the it would probably not take many users downloading a movie to max out the serving transmitter site.
20:1 and 50:1 contention levels have not been used by (for example) adsl based ISPs for years.
"you can use your existing router". Not really, as the existing router is most likely to be an adsl one and the connection here will be ethernet.
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