Verizon's much ballyhooed 5G that was turned on today turns out to be nearly a nothingburger. Verizon had kept their actual specs under wraps until today, now that they are offering subscriptions.
According to the Sacramento Bee, "The first phase of 5G will only be capable of boosting current [in-home internet] connection speeds by about 15 to 50 percent, real-world tests of the existing technology show."
The new roll out can only be considered as a gradual increase in 4G rather than the long promised 5G. Only now does Verizon tell us that it will be a couple years before the real roll out will take place. IOW, there was a lot of over promised hoopla over very little in the way of real change.
The industry has promised 5G for personal routers by the end of this year and 5G cell phone service around June of next year. They have not said what they really mean in terms of the GHz. it could be strong enough to kill us quickly or it could be more of a boa constrictor death march.
This means while the systems will make people sicker faster, it's unlikely to produce a dramatic spike in illness and strange behavior in people or the pups. Yes, the people in the area will be suffering - that is guaranteed. A few might even experience enough to have it push them over the edge quickly in the ensuing days.
At the same time, there is unlikely to be a sudden widespread "illness response" that would grab everyone's attention immediately. More likely is a little barely noticeable increase in unexplained fatigue, a possible headache here and there, etc.
Anyone who is already at their maximum tolerance level for "All thing Internet" is likely to feel some sort of symptoms perhaps in the first days, such as itching and rashes, tinnitus, forgetfulness, headaches, etc.
Everyone else is more likely to slowly slide into more fatigue, more weight gain and the like. The new 4G mislabeled as 5G won't be something that they will be able to effectively point to the new masts and scream out "J'accuse!" as Emile Zola might have said and be believed even though they would be correct.
Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.
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