Super-fast 5G is still miles away from South Florida

Deployment of infrastructure necessary to bring 5G service to the South Florida metro region on a widespread basis "is not advancing as quickly as in other metro areas, and it could be months or years before residents here experience benefits of what some are calling the next industrial revolution." The article noted that while the FCC installed new rules that were intended to hasten deployment of 5G in South Florida and elsewhere, "Crown Castle told shareholders last year that it wouldn’t have much effect on their pace of deployment."

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