These Are The First Two Cities To Get 5G Mobile Connectivity

When it comes to having a good enough mobile network, we have come a long way, and it looks like the future is brighter too.

AT&T announced today that the company would be starting its world’s first commercial 5G rollout in two cities within 2017: Austin and Indianapolis.

The telecom company is calling the rollout as “5G Evolution, ” and it claims that the top speed of network will be up to 400 Mbps, which is almost 40 times faster compared to today’s LTE connections. As per the researchers, the theoretical limit of 5G networks is more than 1 Gbps, and this is why the company has added the word Evolution in the product name.

The company will continue to work on improving the speed to reach true Gigabit internet by the end of the year, so if you are living in Austin or Indianapolis, you probably shouldn’t  get your wired internet disconnected.

The 5G rollout is a part of AT&T’s much larger plan, named Network 3.0, the plan is to use software and hardware upgrades to bring down the cost down and increase the internet speed significantly for its users.

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AT&T’s DirecTV Now is Launching On 30th November

The company calls it DirecTV Now and it will be ready for customers on 30th November. The service will only be available for users living in the US and it will be available in 4 packages.

AT&T purchased DirecTV over a year ago on 24th July and now it ready to jump on streaming game with its new service.

The company calls it DirecTV Now and it will be ready for customers on 30th November. The service will only be available for users living in the US and it will be available in 4 packages.

The packages are:

  • Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)
  • Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)
  • Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)
  • Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)

If you want to watch Game Of Thrones on HBO or anything from Cinemax, AT&T will let you do that too with a cost of $5 for each channel per month.

Right now, the company is charging just $35 for the highest costing package for a limited amount of time. It sounds a great deal considering it will cost $70 per month for other customers.

Although the availability of more than 120 channels is appealing, you still won’t be able to watch ESPN, AMC, Discovery and many other big channels, though AT&T is trying to negotiate with Showtime and CBS.

DierecTV Now will be available for iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV and both major computer platforms. Although. there is no DVR functionality available right now.

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