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    Why is my LTE so slow

    So the tower nearest my office was recently upgraded, but the speeds are pretty lousy..it's running band 12. The towers a few miles north and south of here on the Parks Hwy typically put out 40+ Mbps but not this one.

    Why is this particular tower so slow? Does AT&T need to do some work on the backhaul?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    So the tower nearest my office was recently upgraded, but the speeds are pretty lousy..it's running band 12. The towers a few miles north and south of here on the Parks Hwy typically put out 40+ Mbps but not this one.

    Why is this particular tower so slow? Does AT&T need to do some work on the backhaul?

    Thanks!

    Here's my Speedtest. I've done it a million times and this is about the fastest I've seen.


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    You would have to physically ask AT&T for that info


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    So the tower nearest my office was recently upgraded, but the speeds are pretty lousy..it's running band 12. The towers a few miles north and south of here on the Parks Hwy typically put out 40+ Mbps but not this one.

    Why is this particular tower so slow? Does AT&T need to do some work on the backhaul?

    Thanks!

    Here's my Speedtest. I've done it a million times and this is about the fastest I've seen.


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    Lack of densification has something to do with it. Which iPhone do your have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thotguy31 View Post
    Lack of densification has something to do with it. Which iPhone do your have?

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    The latest. 7 plus.

    I'll also add that it is an extremely rural area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    You would have to physically ask AT&T for that info


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    And who would you suggest I ask at AT&T? Obviously the normal CSRs will be clueless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    So the tower nearest my office was recently upgraded, but the speeds are pretty lousy..it's running band 12. The towers a few miles north and south of here on the Parks Hwy typically put out 40+ Mbps but not this one.

    Why is this particular tower so slow? Does AT&T need to do some work on the backhaul?

    Thanks!

    Here's my Speedtest. I've done it a million times and this is about the fastest I've seen.


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    I'm guessing it was just upgraded to LTE? Give it a few weeks. Is it serving your home loc or work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeybutts View Post
    I'm guessing it was just upgraded to LTE? Give it a few weeks. Is it serving your home loc or work?

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    A slower download than upload typically indicates congestion on the Air Interface. They need to add another carrier to handle the traffic load.
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    Why is my LTE so slow

    Could be that they're waiting for fiber backhaul to be installed, and are still running that particular site on T1s for now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRC72 View Post
    Could be that they're waiting for fiber backhaul to be installed, and are still running that particular site on T1s for now?
    I don't think T1 backhaul will even provide this high speed. This would at least require them 5-6 bonded T1s and why would they do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albert1735 View Post
    I don't think T1 backhaul will even provide this high speed. This would at least require them 5-6 bonded T1s and why would they do that?
    I've seen as much as 8 T1s at a site back in the mainstream 3G days. It's not uncommon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albert1735 View Post
    I don't think T1 backhaul will even provide this high speed. This would at least require them 5-6 bonded T1s and why would they do that?
    They would do that if there is no other forum of internet. Especially since it being Alaska. I’d be happy I wouldn’t have to use satellite internet


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    They would do that if there is no other forum of internet. Especially since it being Alaska. I’d be happy I wouldn’t have to use satellite internet


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    But why can I travel 10 minutes in either direction on the highway and get 40+ Mbps from the adjacent towers?

    It's probably a backhaul issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtludwig View Post
    But why can I travel 10 minutes in either direction and get 40+ Mbps from the adjacent towers?

    It's probably a backhaul issue.


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    Depends on the area. I can travel 20 min and have barely any service with every carrier and only internet options are satellite.

    But then again I have been in the middle of no where and oddly had crazy fast LTE speeds


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    I have used weBoost formerly Wilson Electronics with good success in rural areas in Colorado and west Texas. I wouldn't travel to Alaska without weBoost for my car.

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