AT&T Conducting 5G Streaming Tests With DirecTV Now
Testing Net Neutrality and wireless broadband all at the same time.
5G wireless is still a bit off in the distance, but AT&T continues to test the technology, this time partnering with DirecTV Now to provide the service to some customers in Austin, Texas.
The fixed 5G connections will be available to trial customers over various devices to see "wireless millimeter wave technology handles heavy video traffic," AT&T said in a press release. The plan will allow the customers to unlimited streaming instead of capped wireless data, although the FCC hasn't been to keen on that idea in the past because of competition and net neutrality concerns.
This is not the first time AT&T has used its 5G tech in Austin. It previously ran tests with Intel and Ericsson with some success, but the video streaming is expeted to push the technology harder and offer more insight into high capacity usage.