A social network
is a series of choices by actors that are either positive (creating a contact) or negative (not creating a contact).
speeds can be virtually unlimited, but the costs can be very prohibitive to end users, who typically have 3-5 year contracts for bandwidth that require monthly payments.
If one access point is too close to another, it will "defer"--that is, the point with the stronger signal will knock the weaker point offline, creating interference that impairs capacity and slows the network
For example, a pool of 10 secretaries who primarily perform word processing puts far less demand on the network
than two accountants working on spreadsheet programs.
This is true for corporate users as well as network
service providers, including intra-enterprise networks
, Application Service Providers (ASPs), Storage Services Providers (SSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Content Delivery Networks
(CDNs) and many others.