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Your Phone Is Poised to Get 10 Times Faster as FCC Approves 5G

  • Commission unanimously allocates airwaves for new networks
  • Verizon, AT&T and gear makers Intel, Qualcomm all interested
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took a seat, grasped a set of controls, and guided an excavator -- that happened to be 1,400 miles away.

By moving dirt in Dallas through a remote hook-up from the FCC’s Washington offices earlier this year, Wheeler showed the promise of what could be the largest and most lucrative expansion of the internet yet.