Skip to comments.Verizon's Wireless 5G Home High-Speed Internet Just Destroyed The Case For 'Net Neutrality'
Posted on 09/14/2018 7:54:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Verizon started letting people sign up for its new wireless 5G Home high-speed internet service this week. It doesn't just mark the start of the next internet revolution. It obliterates the case for net-neutrality regulations.
On Tuesday, Verizon said that people can start signing up now for its 5G Home, with service starting on Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. Speeds will, the company says, be as fast as 1 Gbps, which is about as fast as Verizon's FIOS gets. It's more than 10 times faster than what the average home gets today.
What's different about 5G Home is that it doesn't require digging trenches or laying cable to hit those blistering speeds. Instead, it uses new wireless transmission technology. That means Verizon can start offering fiber optic speeds anywhere in the country, simply by installing mini cell towers in a given area.
5G Race Is On Other carriers are racing to get their own 5G networks deployed. AT&T says it will launch its first mobile 5G network by the end of this year. T-Mobile aims for a nationwide 5G network in less than two years, with speeds up to 4 Gbps.
All of it means more competition for high-speed internet at home.
And that's why the case for "net neutrality" just collapsed not that there ever was a good case for it to begin with.
Internet giants pushing the courts to reimpose "net neutrality" regulations that the FCC just killed rest their entire argument on the claim that home broadband today is a monopoly.
In their August filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Internet Association which includes Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and others claimed that "market forces cannot effectively discipline ISP conduct "
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With the advent of 5G home and wireless services, the “net neutrality” argument falls down like a house of cards. If one internet provider does something stupid, like block certain websites, consumers will simply switch providers.
Powerful wireless transmitter at your curb. Are we sure that is a-ok for our brains? Especially small children? Not for me, thanks.
Buy a tin foil hat
Hmmm. Does the “EU” know about this yet? They have some strong feelings about taxing internet stuff and thi————LOLOLOLOL! I musta forgot. We DON’T care what the “yewwww” thinks.
How much is this new service?
Wireless transmitters have never affected me.
Do you smell purple?
Costco sells by the pallet...
The premise of this piece will make sense when most of the country has access to multiple 5G or wired providers.
From what I know about 5G technology it will be a long time before it’s widely available outside of densely populated areas.
I have a very nice wood ridge they could lease from me and pay a nice monthly sum.
What’s different about 5G Home is that it doesn’t require digging trenches or laying cable to hit those blistering speeds. Instead, it uses new wireless transmission technology. That means Verizon can start offering fiber optic speeds anywhere in the country, simply by installing mini cell towers in a given area.
Yes, but those mini cells have to be 500 feet apart and I’m guessing connected to trenched fiber.
Do you smell purple?
Some people do:
nice to have options... .
Yep, and in the next few years we should have Internet available from LEO satellites with latency comparable to hard wired.
Back in the 90’s I knew a guy who had a 5 acre tract that sloped up to a level ridge top. A cell phone provider leased a 1/2 acre of the back corner for a tower.
He put both of his kids through college with the lease money and now has a nice retirement supplement tied to the CPI.
Competition works. Every time. As soon as the USG starts picking winners you get Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
What will happen is that FB, Google, and Amazon will simply buy up preferred space on all internet lines. Their service will be faster. And will work no matter what your load is. SO you will not have a choice. All the telecoms will sell part of their band width. You will be left with a small amount. The cable nets do this now. Comcast only gives you a about one tenth of the band width. The rest is held in reserve for your cable and for Comcast itself.
From what I know about 5G technology it will be a long time before its widely available outside of densely populated areas.
Yep. 5G still requires a lot of infrastructure.
My son brought a place it a cell tower on unfortunately.
The pervious owner sold the land under the tower instead of leasing it.
That and along with the censorship from Big Tech makes net neutrality seem like the awful speech nullifier it really is.
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