Why 5G Internet Is So Important for Cord Cutting

Girl on PhoneRecently you may have read a lot of about 5G home internet. Yet you may be wondering why you should care about 5G. If you enjoy cord cutting, this is something you really should be paying attention to.

You may have noticed that I talk a lot about 5G recently, but it is important and something you should pay attention to.

How Will Cord Cutting Benefit From 5G?

5G focuses on wireless technology. That goes far beyond smartphones and laptops, covering all wireless tech we’ve been bringing into our homes, businesses, and communities. The goal is for 5G to become your home internet service.

With this newer, faster wireless technology, we’ll have more options when it comes to how we connect our devices. Rather than being stuck with the internet provider options in your area, you’ll soon be able to add mobile companies and even new companies such as Dish and Google.

As cord cutters, we can hope to see some major improvements in streaming quality including less buffering and fewer interruptions due to poor connectivity.

What Is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology. We’ve seen the technology improve, starting with 2G in the 90s, and this generation will build on that technology, with some major changes. While we’ll all still have the ability to make calls, send texts, and browse the web with our devices, we’ll also see a huge increase in the speed of data being sent and received across the network to handle things like 4K streaming.

The improved technology is a response to the need for faster wireless service and the ability to handle more devices for connecting all the devices around the home and on the go. When we depend on fast, reliable internet for everything from controlling the lights and temperature in our homes to testing self-driving cars, the need for a new generation of technology is clear.

The real selling point of 5G is the fact that it is primarily being built to replace your current home internet service. 5G will offer fiber speeds to your home without the need to physically run a fiber line. That will cut the cost and time of rolling out fiber across the United States.

What’s New?

With the new generation of wireless connectivity comes faster and more reliable internet. With an increase in bandwidth, data can move faster—around 10 gigabits per second (although some estimates are closer to 20 gigabits per second).

When Will We See 5G?

Wireless companies are expected to start implementing 5G in late 2018. Right now AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have 5G networks set to go public later this year.

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