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In home 5G for rural communities
Boerbit
Member

I recently moved to a rural community for a new job. As a whole broadband coverage is limited and the only options for connectivity is satellite, or use your cellphone as a hot spot. Satellite internet providers prices are outrageous for slow speeds, and unstable connectivity. If the wind blows too hard my mbps drops. The citizens of the county have screamed for years that we need broadband connectivity. 

 

Why doesn’t Verizon provide 5G to underserved areas first? Especially in rural affluent vacation/weekend Home Counties. People would pay for the service as they would be the only stable game in town. 

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Re: In home 5G for rural communities
boringusername
Sr. Member

@Boerbit wrote:

I recently moved to a rural community for a new job. As a whole broadband coverage is limited and the only options for connectivity is satellite, or use your cellphone as a hot spot. Satellite internet providers prices are outrageous for slow speeds, and unstable connectivity. If the wind blows too hard my mbps drops. The citizens of the county have screamed for years that we need broadband connectivity. 

 

Why doesn’t Verizon provide 5G to underserved areas first? Especially in rural affluent vacation/weekend Home Counties. People would pay for the service as they would be the only stable game in town. 


5G is new technology. New tech is always going to go where is has the chance to gain the most customers. Also currently 5G only uses mmwave spectrum which is useless for rural areas. Where years away before 5G uses sub 6 GHz bands. Verizon is business not a charity and you CHOSE to move to where you knew there wasn't good internet options. Maybe see if at&t fixed 4G wireless is available in your area.

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Re: In home 5G for rural communities
glitchedpixel
Sr. Member

Bit harsh, but true.

 

Last time I was in a situation where my only internet options were dialup or satellite, I didn't stay at that location long. Comcast might be evil, but it's fast evil.

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