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by M.G. Siegler

Verizon Is Seeking Google or Apple as 5G TV Provider

Scott Moritz:

Using new fifth-generation wireless technology, Verizon plans to beam online services to home receivers, delivering speeds that match or exceed landline connections. The company will eventually use 5G to sell consumers internet and online TV packages to compete nationally against cable and landline services from AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp.

This is a lot easier said than done (for one thing, "5G" travels over much shorter distances than 4G/LTE, so there will need to be a lot of hubs around cities to make this work). But it is a compelling proposition both in terms of how the wireless guys can circumvent the cable guys, but also how the newfangled entrants in TV streaming can breakthrough without the cable guys...


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