Would you get Verizon wireless home internet?

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  1. liftedplane

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    Apparently sometime next year Verizon is going to start rolling out 5g wireless home internet is 5 cities. I like the idea of more competition for home internet options, I'm just not sure I want it to be Verizon.

    I'm definitely going to check out starry though.

    Source: Verizon plans to offer wireless home internet access starting next year — and it could shake up the broadband market

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    Verizon has already told my city that the sections that don't have FIOS now, ain't ever going to get it. I just hope they don't sell us off to Frontier like they're doing in other parts of the country.
     
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    Interesting. Not sure if I would use them for home Internet, but maybe if the price was right. Maybe with a big bundle discount for home Internet / cell phone package? Is this the start of the future? No more cables running yo our homes & apartments, just an antenna outside to relay Internet inside?

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    no way would I get verizon. especially if net neutrality is dead. they would have so many different fees for this and that it would be ridicules.
     
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    not surprising. it will take discrimination lawsuits from people in some of those areas to force verizon whether it is because of race or because of income.
     
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    Hmmm... trust me. Some of the neighborhoods that did not FIOS are going to have a really tough time making that argument. But isn't the only broadband option here either, just the only Fiber option. We also have COX Cable which covers most of the city. Before we bought this house, my wife and looked at new development that was currently being built. The neighborhood and all homes were pre-wired for Cox and the cost for service was built into the HOA fees with no Opt-out. We passed.
     
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    I guess there would be neighborhoods that they would not go into for other reasons. I only read and hear about race and income as reasons for cases already going to court.
     
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    This isn't FiOS it's wireless so they don't have to do installs they don't have to run anything under the streets

    I was looking forward to Google Fiber or FiOS where I'm living and that's definitely not going to happen but if this 5G stuff really can change the game I'm down

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    If their 5 city test rollout goes well, I can see them rolling this out all over the country. Some extra competition in the market might be good for us consumers.

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    Exactly Lifted! Verizon has decided not to invest in the fiber infra-structure any more. They're putting their eggs into the Wireless basket now.
     
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    I'm absolutely fine with that I would prefer a world where we don't have cables everywhere and we're getting internet out in a rural area is as simple as installing a little antenna outside your window

    Suing Verizon for discrimination both race and income based on them not rolling out their infrastructure to certain neighborhoods is absolutely ridiculous and something I cannot get behind in the slightest

    Nothing political here just saying it's not the government's job to tell a private company where to put their services

    That being said I was incredibly upset when I found out there was no chance of me getting FiOS or any other Fiber Optic internet in my area

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    I tend to agree about the cables. without cables, maybe there could be more competition between the service providers and fewer court battles over the use of poles and underground access. In addition as you stated easier access to rural areas. I love living in the country but cannot do it at this time since cell phone and cable access is extremely limited.
     
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