5G wireless doesn’t live up to the hype … yet

The fifth generation of wireless communication is finally here and has the phones to go with it. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all touting their nationwide 5G coverage with claims of movie downloads in seconds and flawless communication.



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If you’re considering upgrading your phone to take advantage of what the networks and phone manufacturers claim to offer with 5G, don’t drop a thousand dollars just yet.

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Let’s talk about the reality of 5G and what it can offer and whether the time is right to make the jump.

5G is designed to give us blazing fast data speeds, more reliability and very low lag time. Imagine no more talking over each other on Zoom calls or waiting forever for large files to upload.

But the real technology jump comes with the realization of the Internet of Things. This is the idea that all

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A much-hyped network upgrade called 5G means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control.




A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people.

To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it’s simply a mystery.

What, exactly, is 5G wireless — and will you even notice when it comes online?

What is 5G?

5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks — the fifth, naturally — that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network;

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