Ars Technica reports that the FCC has found that major cellular carriers overstated their coverage, something most of us already knew. Based on that article, it seems that the FCC is using basic manipulation of when and in what way a release occurs to limit the attention paid to this story.
Of course, the FCC plans to come down hard on these companies for obvious lying. Right? Not actually. They’re going to issue a warning to the industry.
And I have to love this:
The FCC official said that maps submitted by carriers were based on industry-standard propagation models and that the FCC’s own tests made it clear that those industry models do not reflect on-the-ground experience.Ars Technica
As a ham radio operator with some years’ experience, I can tell you that theoretical propagation predictions are most often wrong in some way. I’ve made enough optimistic predictions myself, and then experimentally proved them wrong.