The advantages of fixed wireless service include speed (1,500 kilobits
per second or greater) and availability in areas where cable or optical fiber (leased lines) may not be convenient or economically feasible, such as remote rural areas.
Last summer, GTE launched a product which offers a download speed of 768 kilobits
per second and an upload rate of 128 kilobits
per second using DSL connections.
At today's prices of $1,500 for 64 kilobits
provided to schools and libraries, broadband service may mean 128 kilobits
for many smaller villages.
Coston said the AP has 11 satellite phones, six of which contain newer technology and can transmit data at 56 kilobits
Netflix says that the default setting will allow users to stream about three hours of TV shows and movies for each gigabyte of data, which is about 600 Kilobits
Netflix said it has been lowering the quality of its video, capping it at 600 kilobits
per second, in order to to "protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps," the Journal reported.
Verizon Business will be responsible for providing services ranging from individual circuits to fully managed transmission services, for bandwidth ranging from 64 Kbps (kilobits
per second) to 10G wavelength over fibre or satellite, or both.
Japan saw 28.30 million people subscribe last year to broadband service, with communication speeds of more than 256 kilobits
The new service employs the high speed downlink packet access international standard and boosts the downstream data speed by 10 times while keeping the upstream speed unchanged at 384 kilobits
The cost to passengers would be USD10 to USD30 and the surfing speed would be around 200 kilobits
per second, said the carrier.
For example, SCCTV has 4 gigabits of outbound capacity, whereas the typical community college has 3,000 kilobits
. "This is a monumental difference--the difference between a steamship and a rowboat," says Davis.