5G

tech-internet

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely

5G is not magic, and experts say the wireless technology is not likely to revolutionize hospitals.
Karl Bode
6.14.19
Wireless

American Cell Phone Carriers Are Terrible and 5G Isn't Magically Going to Save Us

The US lost the race to fast, affordable 4G. The wireless industry now wants the public to believe that 5G will be a silver bullet.
Karl Bode
6.5.19
5G

Wireless Carriers Make It Clear: You’re Going to Pay More For 5G

American consumers pay some of the highest prices in the world for 4G mobile data. Don’t expect that to change with 5G.
Karl Bode
4.30.19
5G

5G May Never Live up to the Hype

5G will provide faster speeds to urban users, but cost and widespread availability could remain stumbling blocks for many years to come.
Karl Bode
4.8.19
cellphones

5G Wireless Rekindles Decades-Old Fight Over Cellular Health Risks

A California city has recently banned 5G cellular towers over health risks. But many say the science is shaky and the threat overhyped.
Karl Bode
9.17.18
#winning

The ‘Race to 5G’ Is Just Mindless Marketing Bullshit

Buried beneath the hype around 5G rests a growing sense that wireless carriers are aggressively over-selling the technology’s potential.
Karl Bode
5.4.18
Alt-Right

The Alt-Right Thinks 5G Network Plans Are a Deep State Conspiracy Spearheaded By Google

Conspiracy theorists say they've found evidence that Google is involved in the already-abandoned plan to build a nationalized 5G network.
Karl Bode
2.12.18
government

Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network

The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.29.18
Moveable

The 5G Network Probably Won’t Be Good Enough for Self-Driving Cars

Car-to-car meshnets could enable self-driving cars where there’s no internet.
Tracey Lindeman
12.13.17
digital divide

Why Closing The Digital Divide Might Mean Skipping Wi-Fi Altogether

The biggest problem with wireless data is the price of subscriptions.
Joel Balsam
3.31.17
Internet

5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
Michael Byrne
11.11.16
eu

Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight

The EU’s top telecom authority issues robust new guidelines following 500,000 comments.
Sam Gustin
8.31.16
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