Re: Drone-based Internet Access
For that to happen(Mobile Wi-fi to become defacto solution for all Consumers);you would first have to satisfy the following conditions-
1) Governments have to stop being too greedy in the taxes& Fees they levy on Spectrum as well as Cellphone Data Plans Globally.In the US for instance,anywhere between 30%-35% of the final cost paid by Consumers on Cellphone Data plans constitutes of these fees.In some countries it can be even HIGHER.
The thing is if a Cellphone Data Provider has to pay so much in Taxes and Fees before they make any Income they are more likely to skimp on Investments neccessary to upgrade Infrastructure to provide a seamless connectivity experience for all concerned.
2)Consumers have to be prepared to adjust to what in some cases can be lower speeds because of Walls ,lack of Towers and other obstacles.
3)Websites need to be re-configured to become less data-intensive and faster to load even on variable Bandwidth requirements.
4)Defense Establishments have to be prepared to part with some more Spectrum(which in some cases they hoard unneccesarily without any due reason).
If all these conditions are met then Yes,Mobile Wi-Fi will succeed.Else not.