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AT&T announces the next five cities set to receive 5G in 2018

By Polycount ยท 7 replies
Sep 10, 2018
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  1. AT&T's 5G plans are looking more and more ambitious as 2018 races by. The company has already announced a slew of cities set to receive 5G tech this year -- including the likes of Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, Waco, Raleigh, and more -- but now it's announcing five more.

    AT&T says Houston, Jacksonville, New Orleans, San Antonio (my hometown) and Louisville will get 5G by the end of 2018. While I'm not saying it's impossible for AT&T to hit its goals, it should be noted that AT&T now has to bring the tech to a total of 12 cities to make good on its promises.

    Being that 2018 is mere months away from ending, the likelihood that the company can pull its ambitions off is shrinking by the day.

    Regardless, it's pretty unlikely that AT&T would continue to make 5G announcements so close to the end of the year if it wasn't reasonably confident that it could make its goals happen.

    If all else fails, though, AT&T will undoubtedly roll its plans over into 2019, coinciding with their plans to bring 5G to Las Vegas, Nashville, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles.

    According to CNET, the first 5G phones should also be arriving in 2019, so it would certainly be a good year for AT&t to get its ducks in a row. Are you looking forward to 5G tech making its way to your city? Let us know in the comments.

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  2. fps4ever

    fps4ever TS Maniac Posts: 255   +245

    Watch out a lot of CA is trying to ban the cancer causing stuff!
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  3. Misagt

    Misagt TS Maniac Posts: 268   +188

    If it's coming to your city you better protest and get it stopped before it's too late.
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  4. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 642   +241

    Death rays
  5. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 642   +241

    If it was download only, maybe not so bad. It's the transmitting part that gets you.
  6. Misagt

    Misagt TS Maniac Posts: 268   +188

    It's actually on both ends, The transmitters they have to put up are only good max 1km. So you need hundreds of them in a city, millions for US. These are a slightly tuned down version of the US Army's microwave weapons. So there is a great danger to them even if they aren't turned up that high they could be imagine if an enemy got hold of them you could decimate a population with this tech.

    Fun fact the world insurers stopped insuring tobacco companies for liability in the early 1940s. They did the same thing for cellphone makers and providers in the early 1990's
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  7. netman

    netman TS Addict Posts: 214   +55

    I want this in an LTE modem so I can get ride of my unreliable cable modem for constant internet connection...
  8. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,141   +609

    I know for a fact this is complete and total BS. Except for the short range and needing lots of antennas to cover a city, that part is true.

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