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Initial Results: Verizon Wireless "Broadband" rocks!

By Andrew Pollack on 11/20/2005 at 09:08 AM EST

I'm at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire. Verizon's broadband map doesn't even show this area as launched yet. I'm connected with all the bars lit, and getting fantastic transfer speeds. Here's the result from DSL Reports... Keep in mind we're talking cellular broadband at $59.95/mo unlimited use.

2005-11-20 09:05:51 EST: 983 / 113
Your download speed :
983 kbps or 122.8 KB/sec.
Your upload speed :
113 kbps or 14.2 KB/sec

Update: From Midway - Chicago

I'm on the plane at the gate with an our to kill. DSL speeds here too.

2005-11-20 12:36:51 EST: 898 / 110
Your download speed :
898 kbps or 112.2 KB/sec.
Your upload speed :
110 kbps or 13.8 KB/sec.

It does look heavily weighted for download vs. upload speed, though 113kbps up isn't too bad. I wouldn't want it for my office, but travelling? Replication over this method ROCKS.

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