Saturday, October 27, 2018
Would 5G really be as good as fiber-optic in hard-to-serve areas? Telecom wants you to think so
Ernesto Falcon of Electronic Frontier Foundation has an article critical of the behavior of telecom companies in pressing 5G as a solution for rural areas – it is supposed to be as good as normal cable Internet – so that it doesn’t have to invest more in fiber optic-to-home service.
Does this affect network neutrality? Maybe. If the services they finally supply are not as good as they could have been, they could have more incentive for throttling in the future.