5G

cellphones

5G Wireless Rekindles Decades-Old Fight Over Cellular Health Risks

A California city has recently banned 5G cellular towers over health risks. But many say the science is shaky and the threat overhyped.
Karl Bode
9.17.18
#winning

The ‘Race to 5G’ Is Just Mindless Marketing Bullshit

Buried beneath the hype around 5G rests a growing sense that wireless carriers are aggressively over-selling the technology’s potential.
Karl Bode
5.4.18
Alt-Right

The Alt-Right Thinks 5G Network Plans Are a Deep State Conspiracy Spearheaded By Google

Conspiracy theorists say they've found evidence that Google is involved in the already-abandoned plan to build a nationalized 5G network.
Karl Bode
2.12.18
government

Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network

The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.29.18
Moveable

The 5G Network Probably Won’t Be Good Enough for Self-Driving Cars

Car-to-car meshnets could enable self-driving cars where there’s no internet.
Tracey Lindeman
12.13.17
digital divide

Why Closing The Digital Divide Might Mean Skipping Wi-Fi Altogether

The biggest problem with wireless data is the price of subscriptions.
Joel Balsam
3.31.17
Internet

5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
Michael Byrne
11.11.16
eu

Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight

The EU’s top telecom authority issues robust new guidelines following 500,000 comments.
Sam Gustin
8.31.16
Internet

Why It’s Taking So Long to Get to 5G

5G promises a super high-speed wireless infrastructure for the Internet of Things. Here’s how it would work.
Meghan Neal
2.10.16
Wireless

Will 5G Kill Free WiFi?

Intel's techno-utopian vision of a single unified meta-internet has a dark side.
Michael Byrne
8.22.15
Internet

Everything We Know About 5G Cell Phone Networks

It’ll be blazing fast, but we’re still going to run into data cap nonsense.
Jason Koebler
1.6.15
Internet

Europe and South Korea Want to Bring Super-Fast Mobile Internet to the World

Of course, at the moment "5G" doesn't actually mean anything.
Joseph Cox
6.17.14