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So the fiber install finished just over a week ago, and 5G internet is available as well as phone and TV, which can be bundled. Wouldn't you know it, just days after, the county dug up the fiber line and the phone line while installing culverts, so while the ISP was phoning people up to try and sell them on the service, most only cared about getting their internet and phone back up, which took a few days.

The good news:
The cell tower is a little less than 2.0km away from us and an acquaintance about 2.5km away, who has to go through even more trees to get the signal, says a tech has verified they will get full signal off their second story roof, so we definitely would here then. For just internet, which is all we would get at the moment, they are offering up to 25mbps down, 1.0mbps up, at $80 per month, no contract. Dish, cable, and modem/router install is $50. Would also be hooked up and online within two weeks time.

The bad news:
350GB data cap max, with $4.00 per GB overages, and no free download time overnight/early morning, period. This is the major deciding factor here unfortunately. The only reason our ISP data counter shows an average of 250GB per month is because the larger download files like 60GB PS4 games for example, are done overnight when it's free. With only 350GB, we would always be pushing the limit, and would always have to watch our usage carefully, and that's just not going to happen. No way am I paying overages, especially at those kind of ridiculous rates.

So let me get this straight. 3km down the road to the west, has a base FTTH package of up to 50mbps down, 10mbps up, $60 per month, 400GB cap ($80 for unlimited), yet the new fiber line that goes through our area, which just so happens to start where the line stopped last year 3km to the west, passes through here, and ends up 2km to the east at a tower, that offers up to 25mbps down, 1.0mbps up, $80 per month, 350GB cap max?

Do I live in the netmuda triangle or something?



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5G uses high frequencies of 24 GHz or more, it'll will increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis. Be afraid, be very afraid.



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deskpro2k3 said:
5G uses high frequencies of 24 GHz or more, it'll will increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis. Be afraid, be very afraid.

So less a triangle, and more a rectangle?

Would VGC be better in there? More importantly, is that even legal?



The Canadian National Anthem According To Justin Trudeau

 

Oh planet Earth! The home of native lands, 
True social law, in all of us demand.
With cattle farts, we view sea rise,
Our North sinking slowly.
From far and snide, oh planet Earth, 
Our healthcare is yours free!
Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
Oh planet Earth, ell gee bee queue and tee.

deskpro2k3 said:
5G uses high frequencies of 24 GHz or more, it'll will increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis. Be afraid, be very afraid.

With power intensities so low that it can't penetrate deeper than a layer or two of epidermis.  No need to panic.



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Very short wavelengths with 5G will be a problem with distance and object penetration, therefore a lot more "ugly" looking towers are then required, with the higher frequency you require higher power outputs for coverage leading to higher levels of electromagnetic radiation in the environment



I get about 6 megabytes per second download peak speed with unlimited amounts of data allowance.

In Australia. Who has notoriously woeful internet for a 1st world country. I'm content with my internet for now... I'll keep an eye on how 5g progresses...



15 mbps (small m, is doing me fine atm) I only long for better internet when a file is something ridiculous like 90gigs but anyrhing below 50ish is an easy overnight DL. I don't want the skin burned off me by them 5g signals and end up with ass cancer.



 

deskpro2k3 said:
5G uses high frequencies of 24 GHz or more, it'll will increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis. Be afraid, be very afraid.

You're being exposed to 30,000 times higher frequency of EM radiation, every day for at least 16h per day. Using your logic, you should be dead by now.



Did anyone mention you make it sound like 5g is very shit?



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