The Incredible Shrinking Megabit

It’s the network installer’s chronic nightmare: you go out to the new subscriber’s premises, get a clean test at full speed from the signal test mast, perform the actual nuts and bolts installation, aim and configure the subscriber’s radio‚Ķ and instead of seeing the full two or three megabits you saw during the survey test, you’re seeing a half or three-quarters of a megabit. Or, you see full speed during the final acceptance test, and while you’re putting away your equipment, the subscriber comes out to report that his network performance has just tanked.

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