This is very interesting: as more cell users have access to LTE, the LTE networks are becoming more crowded, which may explain decreases in LTE speeds.
In retrospect, I may have witnessed this myself when Sprint first lit up their LTE towers in Madison in Nov 2013 and I got on almost immediately. I noticed that it was really really fast at the time, but recall being less thrilled a year later. I never actually measured the LTE bandwidth carefully so I’m not sure this was a true cause or if I’m imagining a pattern in the noise…
Originally shared by Abraham Williams
Ha, I found my old post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChrisDolan/posts/dhSZbA1T4UL
Looks like it was Dec 2013, and it was 4 Mbps at the time which puts it above the average 2016 LTE speed for big cities nationwide, from the chart in the linked twinprime article
plus.google.com – Madison officially has LTE for Sprint, as of Dec 16th. As of this moment at my…
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