posted on Dec, 7 2017 @ 12:59 AM
a reply to: TheScale
I suggest a LTE gateway rather than an amplifier. You can use high gain antennas on the gateway if you want. The nice thing about an LTE gateway is
you get ethernet output. They look like modem/router combos. Also wifi depending on the model. A LTE gateway, not being next to your head, can use
more power and also can have larger antennas.
I detest Comcast and DSL is too slow at my house, so I use an LTE gateway at home, even though I do have wired internet choices. Google the 4G Antenna
Shop. They sell gateways and resell Tmobile.
Note that UMTS and LTE have a range limited by timing. It is a matter of how the cell is provisioned. You could do 100km on LTE if they set it up that
way. GSM was the worst. It has a strict 35km limit due to timing.
If you climb hills around the range, you can often sniff a cell tower and get reasonable signal strength., but you won't connect due to timing
Tmobile has a 600MHz (band 71) license in Central Nevada. Time will tell if they actually build out the network. Most of the area doesn't have fiber,
which you need for the backhaul. That is why you see microwave dishes on the cell towers.
One of the problems with cellular in Central Nevada are the (greedy*) license holders. Verizon in Lincoln County is actually on the Wue license.
Verizon bought Alltel, which is what you get along route 95 (I think). That was a $28 billion deal, and the network was junk. Verizon wanted the
Those new power lines have fiber optic cable in the ground wire. Power utilities have done this for years, though most of the fiber is dark.
* of course I would be just as greedy if I held the license