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ArchangelMadzz said:

I get what you're saying. Just saying that those kind of connections (whilst on the top end) have been achievable on 4G LTE for quite a few years. And 5G speeds you expect to see 300-1000 and even higher than that if you're next to a node. 

His speeds show the issue with 5G that unless Nodes are around up the ass in your area you're just not gonna get the speeds that go with the very enhanced cost of 5G connections and hardware. 

Apparently, 5G freqs vary widely by carrier. Higher frequencies can pack a lot of bandwidth, but very little matter penetration, afaik.

It's probably only good in big cities where you're close to the tower. It's like AD 60Ghz wifi. An empty cardboard box can block the signal. It's insane.



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Sounds alright but I barely use my phone for browsing so not impressed when comes to any speed with phones. The only thing I care about is that there is an Ethernet cord plugged into my computer.



I am happy for you,but thats not 5G internet. And if it is then you have piss poor 5G internet.



I use my phone as a 4G LTE hotspot for my home/everywhere-internet (with a static IP for gaming), and I get 24-80 Mbps (3-10MBps downloads.) Although I live in a major metropolitan area.  When 5G is built out on my network I would be disappointed if the speed only improved to 13MB/s unless that was a consistent speed. But if you live in a rural area with sketchy internet access, that sounds pretty great. 



13 megabytes per second is bad?



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m0ney said:

13 megabytes per second is bad?

No, it's pretty good. It's just that 5G could be even better, depending on factors.



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EricHiggin said:

Congrats.

Any idea how far from the tower (distribution point) you are and how strong is the signal is?
How much does the speed vary? (peak time and weather)
Did your install require an exterior antenna or dish?
What's the highest speed offered?
What's the latency/ping like? (gaming)

A locally and federally funded internet program has led to the largest com co bringing Huawei 5G to certain rural areas with the worst service, and we're one of them luckily. The fiber line is being laid to the tower right now and is supposed to be hooked up and operational in a few months. The cell tower already exists and is about 100ft tall and is about 2.0km away. As far as I know they only offer one package of 25mbps down, 1.0mbps up, 350GB cap, $80 per month. Also requires a dish and install fee of some amount. Curious to know from people who have 5G what's its like in general.

I have simply a wi-fi router in my room and I live around 1km from the tower. When I tested the speed it was 25Mbps (3 MB/s) down and 9Mbps (1 MB/s) up, but as I said my game download was much much faster, at 13 MB/s. I was downloading Rocket League and with the old net it took half a day or more, now it took just a few minutes.

I played Rocket League and ping was good.

I pay 17 euro (19 usd) per month and I'm not sure if there is a cap, if there is it must be at least 200 GB I think.

That's pretty darn good for the price. 200GB cap seems low but depends on what and how much you use your internet for, and how many people are using it. Right now I have a 5.0mbps down, 0.5mbps up, 400GB cap, for $40 per month. If the ping is decent like you say, in comparison to my DSL right now which is quite low, then it sounds like it might be worth the transition. It would be 5X the speed for 2X the price. 

I've heard from quite a few people that wireless usually means no free download time though. Do you get any free download time? With my DSL I can download from 2am-8am free, which comes in super handy for game downloads, like this week in which over 4 nights I downloaded a game without having to use any data at all. 350GB cap without any free downloading could be a problem for me though since overage charges here are even more ridiculous on top the the plan fee's already.

CuCabeludo said:

The speed decreases a lot when far from a point. A guy tested it standing in front of a 5G point, got 2Gb/s+ down speed, having the best plan available. After that he just tested behind a wall, and got 400Mb/s download. The waves are very limited by anything that blogs its signal, like walls and trees. You need to be as close as possible to a 5G signal point.

At 1km from a 5G point, you will get almost nothing.

I talked to a neighbor today who stopped and talked to the foreman for the fiber install who works for the ISP, who also owns the tower. He asked about the coverage area and was told that the tower would offer 5G up to at least 10km, 15km max. He also said it requires line of sight sort of, or at least for full proper consistent signal and speed. Maybe that's why the ISP requires a dish install I'd assume? Maybe they're using a more powerful frequency? Even from on top of our 50ft TV antenna tower, I can't see the cell tower through the tree's, and yet the grade in the general area is fairly flat, so I don't know how exactly it'll work for everyone within a 10km range.

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Do you get any free download time? With my DSL I can download from 2am-8am free, which comes in super handy for game downloads, like this week in which over 4 nights I downloaded a game without having to use any data at all. 350GB cap without any free downloading could be a problem for me though since overage charges here are even more ridiculous on top the the plan fee's already.

I'm not sure, I'm not a big downloader, I download the occasional game and tv show and watch youtube. With my previous 4G router I never ran into cap problem so I don't know what is the limit or if it even exists.



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I guess you're on a fixed broadband 5G service and getting over 100 Mbps isn't too shabby ...