It's 2016 why does every major cell phone company still throttle our speeds? We should boycott this nonsense.
Because we're still using ancient LTE (ie not actual 4G) technology to provide wireless internet. Because of this towers easily become saturated with users downloading shit and therefore must punish users to keep the network stable for everyone else. Things would get really ugly if a single cell tower attempted to provide 10 Mbps to more than 10 clients at once because a single LTE tower has around 100 Mbps of bandwidth (all three 120° sectors combined).
Real 4G is supposed to deliver at least 1Gbps to a stationary client and at least 100 Mbps to a client in a moving vehicle. Real world speeds are estimated to be at least 100 Mbps for a stationary client. I also assume it will be able to deliver at least 1,000 Mbps of bandwidth per tower (hopefully more).
So why are some eurocucks enjoying unlimited and steady high speed LTE? Because there are less users connected to a tower at once (ie nobody really wants to live there).
However, some carriers have already rolled out a half baked solution to this problem in burgerland. They are slapping different LTE spectrums together and increasing how much pr0n you can download even if many users are connected to a tower at once. This is basically what Spark LTE and LTE-Advanced are.
Hopefully legitimate 4G comes into existence before 2020 and we can all get cheap unlimited high speed lte in burgerland and ditch cumcast for good.
Because there are too many americucks. lte simply can't provide the raw bandwidth to all you fat fucks at once. This is why so few carriers have the balls to offer unlimited lte high speed lte to customers. Even those that do suffer overall slower network speeds for all.
What do you mean by "throttle"? Towers can only provide so much download speed so they automatically throttle to prevent network failure. A slow connection is better than no connection at all.
If you are referring to the data caps that leave you with dial up speeds after you use all your data then it's your fault for letting companies cuck you to death. Get an unlimited lte plan if that bothers you, i think t-mobile is like 80 bucks a month.
>anon boycotts every major phone company
>implying any of those will give the slightest fuck
Normie sheeplets won't boycott anything, that's why the current business models work so extremely well.
It wouldn't matter if people did that. There are simply too many mouth breathers to provide fast lte speeds to. The only solution in place is carrier aggregation like tripfag said. But not all carriers (heh) have it and those that do don't cover more than major cities right now. On top of this it really is a half baked solution because different frequencies behave differently so you are not guaranteed to be able to receive all of them everywhere.
It comes down to politics: it is cheaper to buy a few senators than it is to build proper infrastructure.
nigger did you not read the posts above you? Is reading this excruciatingly difficult for you?
What kind of infrastructure did you have in mind? Because all the ones in place suck balls and giving wireless high speed internet to a place like new york city is a fucking technological nightmare.
>phone plans aren't sold in bandwidth tiers with no data caps
True. But you get more consistent fast speeds over a wired connection because companies don't have to ration bandwidth as much.
If companies offered specific wireless speeds then they would be in deep shit because most of the time they wouldn't be able to maintain those speeds and people would go crying to the FCC all day long.
It would also complicate QoS further because now instead of normalizing the entire network, computers would have to attempt to individually give each customer a specific speed all the while not kicking users off the network.
Maybe carriers will one day sell specific network speeds with no data caps but not with lte. lte is shit.
Thank US marketeers for allows 4G standards to be lowered.
Thank providers for drastically underestimating their expecting network workload.
I don't think we will ever get cheap and unlimited internet speed for a long while. Just look at fiber connection, that is STILL being throttled. Why? They still haven't found the bandwidth limits of fiber and ISPs are throttling speeds.
>tfw download more than a TB each month.
This shit fucking sucks. I live in fear that I'll get a data cap any minute now. All the other cable ISPs are shit so I'll have no choice but to stay with these greedy fucks.
>rips on others when they fail to understand