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August 18, 2014

Decent Speed Makes Everything Better


I LIVE WHERE my over the air (OTA) broadband normally sucks--even though public maps suggest otherwise. My problem looms as a national landmark less than 900m away and the landmark blocks a 3G antenna array no more than one mile from my home.

I live in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, a national monument that stands between me and Gleeson's Pub where O2 has its 3G masts. We get a spectacular view of the Rock and with that formidable structure comes the realization that electronic signals do not burrow through thick rock. Most of the speed tests I have performed in my home show an erosion of 3G speed in our home through the years.

So when the day starts with the kinds of speed in the accompanying screen shot, I feel blessed. But I also wonder why I cannot achieve the same results every time I turn on my O2 Hotshot in our Cashel home.

[Screenshot of Hotshot speed using O2 broadband in a 400 square meter space west of the Rock of Cashel.]

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