My from Comcast’s Xfinity can deliver 400 megabits a second to my home. That’s pretty darn fast for multiplayer gaming, and I rarely have any big troubles getting online to play. But the cable lines can only send bits upstream into the network at a rate of 9 megabits a second. In a world of streaming, that’s not really going to cut it.
Maybe this is where 5G wireless networks will provide the answer. In the “” connection to homes, wireless networks could provide connectivity at broadband speeds, both upstream and downstream. And that could have an impact on the kind of games we play and the network service providers that we connect to in order to play those games.
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