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Houston 5G: One city’s 5G roadmap

May 24, 2018

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What path convoluted path will 5G take in Houston before we can call it full-blown 5G?

The city of Houston, Texas will have full-blown 5G network service by 2020, reported the Houston Chronicle on Monday. The article reassures frustrated readers who suffer slow connectivity that 5G is on the way.

Trying to parse exactly what full-blown 5G means in Houston is complicated. Obviously 5G will be in Houston, most likely by 2020. It’s the tween stage — what happens between now and 2020 — that is hard to describe.

AT&T and Comcast are the biggest broadband suppliers in Houston, says the Houston Chronicle. Mobile is served by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile among other smaller carriers. Sprint and AT&T have publicly committed to Houston so far.

Castle Crown, a network installation company that owns towers and leases space on them, is helping to build 5G service in Houston.

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