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Broadband’s Big Breakdown

This was supposed to be the year of superfast wireless 5G. Instead, providers are battling to keep the creaky old internet online
Edited by David Rocks, Rebecca Penty, and Molly Schuetz

This spring the U.S. government was planning to focus on its strategy for rolling out fifth-generation wireless networks, bringing faster internet connections to power movie downloads, telemedicine, self-driving cars, and more. Officials want to see 5G, now available in only some cities, ramped up quickly and to keep Chinese companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. from dominating the critical networking technology. Then the new coronavirus hit, sending workers and schoolchildren home to try to do their jobs and continue their education on laptops.

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