Could Mobile Wireless Be an Internet Solution for the Home?

At least 83 percent of people who have a smartphone also have a wired connection at home. This reflects the fact that mobile wireless has inherent capacity limitations relative to wired connections, along with highly restrictive usage caps that can send monthly bills skyrocketing for even moderate users. As a result, it can’t fully substitute for a wired connection, especially for popular applications like streaming video.

– Susan Crawford, Roosevelt Institute

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