How 5G works: the pros and cons

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5G internet has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the tech world over the past few years. As the next generation of cellular technology, the faster speeds and lower latencies it promises to change everything from your phone to fields like self-driving cars and remote surgery. But there’s also been a lot of bad information and conspiracy theories. Here’s everything you need to know, from how 5G works, to how fast the speeds can get, to why it’s safe and doesn’t cause cancer.

Correction: At 1;30 and 2;36 the correct wording should be ‘gigabits’ and ‘megabits’. Thanks for pointing it out. We misspoke.

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Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:36 What Is 5G?
1:22 Network Comparison
3:49 Technology
5:00 Electromagnetic Spectrum
8:42 Is 5G Safe?
11:04 5G Concerns
12:31 Outro

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