Penticton advanced 4G LTE but not in Kelowna?

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Advanced 4G LTE is in Penticton but not the bigger city of Kelowna?

Lucky for me I'm a Penticton resident.
But why is it that Penticton has the Advanced 4G LTE but Kelowna doesn't?
And does the Advanced really make much difference over the regular 4G LTE?

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It might be easier to deploy the "advanced" LTE on that area due to geography, demand, etc. I'm just speculating.

It honestly doesn't make a big difference. LTE starts at 42 mbps (limit of HSPA+) and goes up to 75. I believe the "advanced" speeds are up to 150. So far I believe the highest in Canada can go all the way up to 250 for Rogers. But honestly, anything past 75 is just overkill. It's a point of diminishing returns. You won't see pages load much faster.

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