Mount Everest getting 3G before Owensboro

 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/opinion/03friedman.html?src=me&ref=general

 Just how remote is Owensboro anyway?

The Himalayas are getting 3G service before we do.

The New York Times reported this week: “The Hindustan Times carried a small news item the other day that, depending on your perspective, is good news or a sign of the apocalypse. It reported that a Nepali telecommunications firm had just started providing third-generation mobile network service, or 3G, at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, to “allow thousands of climbers and trekkers who throng the region every year access to high-speed Internet and video calls using their mobile phones.”

AT&T says Owensboro is supposed to get 3G service by the end of the year.

Until then, head for Mount Everest to make a call.

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4 Responses

  1. According to AT&T Owensboro will have 3G November 18 if not before. Three workers told me that yesterday as I waited in the store.

    Hopefully they’re right!

  2. The himalayas getting 3G before The Big ‘O’ does not surprise me. We do not want it bad enough. Our elected officials have not found a way to tax 3G enough to pay for some off the wall dream that our idiot mayor has. Now, what the subscribers of AT&T should do is to all switch to Verizon which offers 3G NOW. I did. But that would involve a thought process not subscribed to and decreed by our idiot mayor Ron Pain.

  3. I have been calling Att all year long asking them why Owensboro is yet to receive 3G service and they keep telling me that their working to improve all services in the area but they won’t tell me when or how long it will be before we get 3G. I think we all need to start a class action lawsuit against Att for making us pay 30 dollars a month for edge service when people 10 miles down the road are paying the same amount and receiving 3G. When verizon gets the iPhone 4 I’m switching. I’m hoping more people will do the same. Att service sucks in Owensboro ky.

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