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Pants On Fire – Mobile Telecom Edition

via Jon Brodkin, writing at Ars Technica, comes his superlative truth-telling in the knobby wake of astounding deceipt by Chariman Pai and other members of the FCC. Sit down, hold on, and buckle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride! Read it and weep my friends. Oh, and then there’s this.

“Only 62.3 percent of staff drive tests achieved at least the minimum download speed predicted by the coverage maps—with US Cellular achieving that speed in only 45.0 percent of such tests, T-Mobile in 63.2 percent of tests, and Verizon in 64.3 percent of tests. Similarly, staff stationary tests showed that each provider achieved sufficient download speeds meeting the minimum cell edge probability in fewer than half of all test locations (20 of 42 locations). In addition, staff was unable to obtain any 4G LTE signal for 38 percent of drive tests on US Cellular’s network, 21.3 percent of drive tests on T-Mobile’s network, and 16.2 percent of drive tests on Verizon’s network, despite each provider reporting coverage in the relevant area.” – Excerpt from a FCC staffer report – via Jon Brodkin, writing at Ars Technica, comes this tremendous short-form tell-all


*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2019/12/5/pants-on-fire-mobile-telecom-edition