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AT&T Rolls Out New 5G Service in Several Texas Cities; 5G now available in 21 markets in the Lone Star State
Government Technology ^ | 07/01/2020 | BY DOM DIFURIO, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Posted on 07/01/2020 8:53:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

AT&T launched its 5G coverage in Dallas, Austin and 26 other new markets Monday, according to the company.

Dallas-based AT&T has offered limited 5G coverage in the Dallas area for more than a year as infrastructure has been upgraded, but the launch today marks the first time its sub-6GHz 5G network covers the city, according to the company.

“With the latest and greatest 5G devices… when you’re on 5G you get the best experience, and we expect that to continue as we continue our deployment,” said AT&T VP of converged services Gordon Mansfield.

5G technology has promised to give customers faster, more reliable cell service. It’s also expected to foster emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles, the use of robotics and AI in new settings and virtual reality.

And AT&T is aiming for nationwide 5G by the end of summer 2020. For AT&T, that means providing 5G for more than 200 million Americans. As of today, the wireless provider currently covers 179 million in 355 markets.

Along with Dallas, the company announced 5G coverage is now available in Austin, Victoria, Navarro County and Wilson County. It’s now available in 21 markets in the Lone Star State, according to AT&T.

Outside of Texas, AT&T 5G is now available in 22 other markets including Salt Lake City, Utah; Miami, Fla. and portions of Puerto Rico.

AT&T has also enabled Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in an unspecified number of these new markets.

“DSS will allow us to serve 4G and 5G customers on the same channel, dynamically allocating resources based on demand,” said AT&T spokesman Jim Greer. “So we can turn up service for 5G customers without turning down 4G.”

Still, customers will have to purchase AT&T Unlimited Elite or AT&T Unlimited Extra plan to access the faster speeds that come with a 5G connection.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: 5g; att; texas

1 posted on 07/01/2020 8:53:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

All of those deportable Chinese citizens who are in Texas, who the mother country refuses to repatriate, have now been activated.

2 posted on 07/01/2020 9:01:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SeekAndFind

Their coverage has went downhill. When I went camping Verizon users all had coverage but ATT users were in the dark.

3 posted on 07/01/2020 9:02:48 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I told myself to stop drinking but thought "why should I listen to a drunk who talks to himself")
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To: SeekAndFind

Since WiFi hotspots are “in the air everywhere” eliminating the need for even 4G, why even upgrade to a phone with 5G?

4 posted on 07/01/2020 9:06:15 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep

RE: why even upgrade to a phone with 5G?

Because it’s orders of a magnitude faster?

5 posted on 07/01/2020 9:09:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

AT&T is another example of a worthless company, just riding on their past , decades ago.

6 posted on 07/01/2020 9:10:41 AM PDT by EnglishOnly (eeWFight all out to win OR get out now. .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Its my understanding that 5G will be used against us in the sense that they will be able to track us easier and store more and quicker information about us and our whereabouts.

7 posted on 07/01/2020 9:11:44 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Eternal lives matter.)
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To: SeekAndFind

New 5G Laws Mandate Accelerated Rollout
S. 893 and S. 1822 will accelerate the rollout of a potentially dangerous technology that exposes Americans to EMFs in the form of the millimeter wave.
Can EMFs Make Us More Susceptible to Coronavirus Infection?
While unproven, one current theory is that electromagnetic field radiation could be having an impact on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Siim Land Interviews Dr. Mercola About ‘EMF*D’
When you aren’t burning fat for fuel and then get exposed to EMFs, a perfect storm of DNA and cellular protein and membrane destruction is triggered.

8 posted on 07/01/2020 9:20:59 AM PDT by Maudeen (
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To: SeekAndFind

“Because it’s orders of a magnitude faster?”

What are the advantages of that to individuals? Also, what are the advantages to institutions?

Other than the advantage of being able to track devices such as our phones more closely.

9 posted on 07/01/2020 9:23:04 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: BipolarBob
There always have been and probably will continue to be local and even wide area dead zones with poor or zero cell signal. It’s whack a mole to fill in the tower grid. Heck, one house with low signal that I had was a quarter mile from a cell tower but was on the back slope of a hill and down in a hollow. About half a block of my street was affected by this.

I have used always used a GPS app on my phone that has downloaded maps so as to have reliable mapping. Here in a major metro area it’s a trivial occurrence but get into the mountains anywhere or the wild areas of the country and your quite likely to be out of cell range of one cell company or another or all of them.

10 posted on 07/01/2020 9:31:50 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: cymbeline

Let’s see if these benefits are worth it ( especially if the price is right) :

1.Speed 10Gbps to 100 Gbps

2. Latency in 4G is 40–60ms while in 5G is ultra low latency 2–10ms, that will increase the gaming experience.

3. 5G is going to play an important role in IoT (The Internet of Things), in future every device is going to connect to every other device like vehicles to vehicles communication , vehicles to home communication and home to home communication that need high amount of capacity to connect millions of devices to the internet, in 5G we are going to use millimeter wave so that we can use the spectrum 3khz to 300 khz that will increase d capacity, the problem with 4G is limited spectrum i.e 3khz to 6 ghz so capacity will always be d problem there n one more issues with millimeter wave is they can travels for short distance only after they die so we need small antenna large in number.

4. With faster speeds, 5G will significantly transfer images, huge files, videos, etc. than what 4G does today.

5. Connected Health Care: When it comes to healthcare, high reliability/availability and low latency in communications systems are essential, which is where healthcare becomes a strong 5G business case. Scenarios classified under Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication will also be a big factor, as use cases such as wireless remote surgery with instantaneous feedback, robotics, telemetry from wearable devices, and transmission of HD images take center stage in the 5G medical future.

11 posted on 07/01/2020 9:33:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

WiFi covers me 95% of the time.
No need to be exposed to 5G for 5% of my use.

12 posted on 07/01/2020 10:06:35 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SeekAndFind

“Let’s see if these benefits are worth it”

1. Speed huge

Why do I need that?

2. Latency low

Why do I need that?

3. IoT (Internet of Things)

Translation: lots of teeny weeny cheep gadgets talking
to each other

It will have uses, some big brother-ish

Incidentally, millimeter wavelengths could have been
used 30 years ago if they’d wanted to put up oodles of
towers close to each other.

5G gives us tower pollution.

4. Transfer huge file

Do I, the individual, need that? Just give me the
beautiful videos at less than 10 mbs.

5. Connected healthcare

That probably won’t be done over the air. Doesn’t
sound like a bandwidth hog any more than a movie.

13 posted on 07/01/2020 10:07:30 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: SeekAndFind
Because it’s orders of a magnitude faster?

Now you can get your online pr0n faster from anywhere!

14 posted on 07/01/2020 10:08:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The slow cook of humanity.

15 posted on 07/01/2020 10:31:32 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

But can we stop being cooked? Whether we have 5G phones or not, we will be exposed to the 5G radiation.

16 posted on 07/01/2020 11:21:07 AM PDT by TXTimeToday (HAPPY TRUMP PARTY)
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To: SeekAndFind

In Texas, hmmmmmmm, isn’t that where the covid outbreaks are?

17 posted on 07/01/2020 11:25:39 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: Maudeen
Maudeen, why in the world are you falling for all that asinine garbage?

Every one of the links you posted is pure, unscientific and unverified scare tactic bunk. The laws of physics (the "skin effect") dictate that as the frequency of a radio signal ("EMR") increases, the depth it penetratesdecreases.

5G EMR frequencies are so high that the depth of their penetration into human skin only is ~0.4 mm or 1/64" (.016" ) or sixteen thousandths of an inch. That's the thickness of five human hairs...

And, since all EMR is "non-ionizing", all it can do is heat the body. At cellphone power levels, skin warming by 5G signals would not even be perceptible -- because it would not even penetrate to the depth of the nerves in the skin.

5G frequencies are so high that they are intrinsically orders of magnitude safer than current cellphone frequencies (which have not, themselves, been proven to be a physiological problem.)

You don't have to take this physical chemist's word for these scientific facts. You can read what the nation's top electronics engineers have to say on the subject:

IEEE Spectrum: "Will 5G Be Bad for Our Health?"

As to whether the millimeter wave bands are safe, Waterhouse explains that because RF from cellular sites is on the non-ionizing radiation spectrum, it’s not the kind of radiation that could damage DNA and possibly cause cancer. The only known biological impact of RF on humans is heating tissue. Excessive exposure to RF causes a person’s entire body to overheat to dangerous levels. Local exposure can damage skin tissue or corneas.

“The actual impact and the depth of penetration into the human body is less at higher [i.e. 5G] frequencies,” he says. “The advantage of that is your skin won’t be damaged because millimeter waves will reflect off the skin’s surface.”

Waterhouse admits that although millimeter waves have been used for many different applications—including astronomy and military applications—the effect of their use in telecommunications is not well understood. Waterhouse says it’s up to regulatory bodies overseeing the telecommunication companies to ensure the safety of 5G. The general perception is that millimeter waves are safe but should still be monitored, he says.

“The majority of the scientific community does not think there’s an issue,” Waterhouse says. “However, it would be unscientific to flat out say there are no reasons to worry.”

Many opponents insist that 5G must be proven safe before regulators allow deployments. The problem with this assertion, according to Witkowski, is that it isn’t logically possible to prove anything with 100 percent certainty.

“Showering, cooking breakfast, commuting to work, eating in a restaurant, being out in public—everything we do carries risk,” he says. “Whether we’re talking about 3G, 4G, or 5G, the question of electromagnetic radiation safety (EMR) is whether the risks are manageable. The first medical studies on possible health effects from EMR started almost 60 years ago, and literally thousands of studies since then reported either no health risk or inconclusive findings. A relatively small number of studies have claimed to find some evidence of risk, but those studies have never been reproduced—and reproducibility is a key factor in good science.

We should continue to look at the question of EMR health effects, but the vast majority of evidence says there’s no reason to pause deployments.”


At least, there you have a look at the other side of the issue...


18 posted on 07/01/2020 1:46:18 PM PDT by TXnMA (Anagram: "PANDEMIC --> DEM PANIC")
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Thanks for taking the time to respond. This is far above my pay grade; however, I must ask the question where is all of this leading? A better tomorrow? I think not. Does it all fit into the end times scenario? I think in the affirmative. I’m looking forward to the Ultimate High Tech Experience.

19 posted on 07/01/2020 9:03:41 PM PDT by Maudeen (
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To: Maudeen
" I’m looking forward to the Ultimate High Tech Experience."

That makes at least three of us: You, Me, and my Bride of 59+ years!

Blessings! TXnMA

20 posted on 07/01/2020 9:45:25 PM PDT by TXnMA (Anagram: "PANDEMIC --> DEM PANIC")
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