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Verizon 5G

Verizon has announced that LA is the second US city it is choosing for its 5G services.  According to Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon, the company purchased:

“36 million miles of fiber [providing for the capacity of] big pipes [to] feed the cells. [They] will have hundreds of megahertz of bandwidth to deliver the whole suite of services of 5G [and] 1,000 cell sites up and operating on th    e global standard.”

As such, LA will be subject to fixed wireless 5G which means that consumers will get broadband service via wireless equipment on a tower/cell site, using customer premise equipment. millimeter wave spectrum bands will be used.  Through its research, the company has found that transmissions in higher brands are able to pass through foliage.  In addition, transmitters and receivers will be placed 2,000 feet apart.