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There's a lotofexcitementabouthowfasterwirelessspeedscouldchangeourlives. 63

Buteventhoughfive G technologyisnowavailablein a fewAmericancities, oneanalystsays, don't holdyourbreath. 64

Itcouldtake a longaseightyearsbeforeit's availableinhismanyplaces. 65

Asfor G rightnowisCNN. 66

SamanthaMurphyKellytriedtotakefive G for a spin. 67

Sothisisanactualfive G cellsitelocationhereintheEastVillage. 68

Youcanseethatthefive G siteissortof a smallrectangleontopof a longerverticalrectangle, andthereareotherfor G sitesaroundit. 69

Thefivedutymobilesiteallowssortofthishighbandmillimeterwavetokindofcast a spectrumdown, andyou'reabletoaccesshishigherspeedsifyou'reinthevicinityaroundit. 70

Sowhatisfive G anyway? 71

It's thenextgeneration, or G, ofcellularserviceto G wasmorefocusedontextmessaging. 72

Three G wassortoftheboomofAPSfor G introducedfasterspeechsoitcouldhandleuberorfacetime. 73

Nowfive G issupposedtobe 10 timesasfast, anditwillbeabletosupportselfdrivingcars, roboticsurgery's eventoothbrushesthatcantellyouwhenyou'resick. 74

T Mobile's five G Networkisonlyin a fewcitiesfornow, butithasanaggressiveplantorollouttotherestofthecountrybynextyear. 75

A T and T, CNN's parentcompany, ismorefocusedonhelpingbusinesses, andVerizonisallaboutspeed. 76

But I quicklynoticedstayingonitsfive G networkwas a challenge. 77

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