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G-whiz: New cell networks coming to Edmonds

 


The next iteration of wireless cellular technology is coming, but Edmonds officials and councilmembers want to make sure the installation of small-cell towers – needed to support that technology – won’t wreak a hodgepodge of blight in the community.

Welcome to 5G, the next (and fifth) generation of wireless cellular networks, which promise data speeds 100 times faster than the 4G technology, whose increased capacity allowed for the ubiquity of smartphones, Netflix, and the cloud we’re all using now.

With 5G, a high-def movie that now takes a few minutes to download could be yours in...



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