Quick Glance: Why Not All Spectrum Frequencies Are Equal

Higher frequencies can carry more data, but are “line of sight.” Many cannot penetrate walls, foliage and other solid obstacles well (and in come cases, not at all). For these reasons, they

Lower frequencies carry less data, but can penetrate walls and other objects. Some frequencies can follow the curvature of the earth

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Source: “Global Internet Report 2015 “, Internet Society, http://www.internetsociety.org/globalinternetreport/assets/download/IS_web.pdf. Accessed May 29, 2016