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What You Get (and What You Don’t) When Procuring “4G” Services

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Ben Fox & Kevin DiLallo

All four national U.S. wireless network operators are now offering services branded as “4G.” As exasperating as it is to purists, marketing departments couldn’t give a hoot that none of these services actually fulfills the ITU’s data rate requirements for 4G. 4G is now essentially a term used by network providers to describe any wireless service that is faster than what was previously available, which means users need to get under the hood to understand what each provider is really offering.


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