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Surpise pockets of 4G in Mountain View

Original post made on Jun 16, 2010

Small pockets of Sprint's 4G network may pop up in parts of Mountain View for those with Sprint broadband cards, or the Evo or Overdrive phones.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 4:52 PM

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Posted by mark
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm

whopteee freakin doooooooooo.

now write a blog about that


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Posted by spelling master
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 17, 2010 at 7:59 am

typo in headline. Should be SURPRISE.


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Posted by NW Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

They were so surprised, that they misspelled it! Sprint's website says their 3G network has avg download speeds of about 1Mbps (peak 3 Mbps), while the 4G will average 5Mbps (peak 10Mbps).

Even though the carriers are marketing 4G now, most industry experts are calling it "3.9G" Long Term Evolution (LTE), which is Release 8 from the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP). Real 4G is being called LTE Advanced and will have even faster download speeds, when the standards are finalized in 3GPP Release 10. Speeds of hundreds of Mbps are expected for that next step.


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Posted by Angela Hey
Mountain View Voice Blogger
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

You can see a local map of Clearwire's developer network for WiMAX 4G developers on Web Link. There was a symposium at Stanford on June 15th (see the agenda on Web Link) on 4G WiMAX which is the technology used by Sprint and Clearwire who are building out a nationwide network together.


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Posted by mark
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

wow!!! any of you watch star trek?


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Posted by R.
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Yup. Picked up a 4g signal in DTMV the other day. Can't seem to get it anywhere else, though.


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