Normally when I'm at San Diego's Lindbergh Field for a flight I'm used to amazingly fast download speeds. Not so today as I was waiting for Virgin America's flight to SFO this morning.
My download speeds were just pitiful, indicating either the network is overloaded or they airport is rate limiting the users. If it's the former, this means that there provider Time Warner Telecom may want to think about working to boost the fiber connection here, as this is really a showcase for their data and telecom broadband they sell to the enterprise and SMB marketplace, head to head against Cox Communications, AT&T and former brother in arms Time Warner Cable.
Also, with 3G dongles and MiFi devices from local Novatel Wireless here in San Diego and some other neat and nifty Qualcomm chipset devices about to hit the shores one has to recognize that untethered broadband is really growing by leaps and bounds. When you start seeing deals like these, where the MiFi is free in return for a contract, you have to expect AT&T, Sprint and even T-Mobile to all begin to offer similar plans with MiFi's and Cradlepoints and other pocketspots that come on board from ZTE, Huawai and additional manufacturers.
One good thing though. I was able to latch on immediately with my Nokia E71 and makes calls via client Truphone as well as update some apps on my new Apple iPhone GS. Favorite app so far is voice control. I can't wait to see it it works with my car's Bluetooth system.