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Can a Wireless Hotspot be faster than DSL if the Tower is nearby?

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The client lives in the woods of Cape Cod. They have DSL from Verizon.
Would a Wireless Hotspot be faster if the wireless Tower is nearby?

Normally I wouldn't think so, but once I got some very fast speeds as measured by Speedtest.net on my T-Mobile card.

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Yes, should be .. it all have to do with signals.. better the signal faster is your speed...
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What is the rated speed with a strong signal?
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Depends if it's 3G or 4G.

But usually, T-Mobile is GSM/UMTS/HSDPA, which can get up to 14Mbps, with 7.2Mbps more typical, falling back to 3.6Mb and 1.8Mb...

Personally, I'd rather have 2Mb down / 768Kb up with unlimited use than have a 3G/4G connection so fast I use up my monthly allotment in 2 hours. :-|
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I realize that it's all strength of signal, even if the speed is rated high.
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