CNET’s Roger Cheng on the reality of 5G in Rural America

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FILE- In this May 22, 2017, file photo Nick Blase with True North Management Services climbs down from a cellular phone town after performing maintenance as it is silhouetted against the sky in High Ridge, Mo. The 4G speeds, what we’re used to today, made possible many of the things we now take for granted on our phones, Instagram, cloud storage, Netflix. Also, for instance, that ride you got home from the bar. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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As 5G rolls out, consumers will soon be able to use 5G as a fixed internet option. Roger Cheng, the Executive Editor of News at CNET, speaks with Rollye James about the ins and out of 5G wireless technology, the current state of broadband, digital gap between rural and nonrural America, and he explains whether or not if 5G will kill off home broadband as we know it.

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Rollye James hosts overnights on WGN Radio, Mondays through Thursdays, 10pm to 1am/CT where she is openly candid about her decidedly off-kilter views and fascination with off-the-wall conspiracies. As a confirmed late-night person who “gets up at the crack of noon”, James’ quirky take on almost everything creates a natural bond with the after-dark listeners, no matter where they are. (Click for more.)
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