5G Powers the Connections for You to Live, Work and Play

At Extenet, our innovative digital infrastructure solutions harness the power of 5G to deliver next-gen connectivity to your community.

Discover the Benefits of 5G Technology

What is 5G?

Ever thought about what powers your cell phone calls, video chats, texting marathons, movie streaming or mobile gaming? All that and more is available through fifth generation (5G) networks like those Extenet designs.

Extenet designs and deploys cutting-edge communications networks using revolutionary 5G technologies to ensure you stay connected to whatever and, more importantly, whomever you love.

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How Do I Get 5G Service?

Extenet partners with mobile carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless to bring their cell service and 5G home internet directly to you. Our robust fiber and wireless networks efficiently handle massive data volumes from 5G phones and accommodate countless users simultaneously, working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure you receive seamless performance.

You deserve fast, secure, high-quality connections for all your digital needs and that’s precisely what we deliver. Think of us as your reliable bridge to the online world, enabling you to stay connected without a hitch.

How Fast is 5G?

Imagine downloading your favorite movie in seconds, enjoying clear video calls with loved ones across the world, or playing your online games with zero lag.

That’s the speed of 5G.

It’s an ultra-fast, reliable new type of cellular technology that’s already making your favorite digital experiences on 5G phones even better.

How is 5G Different than 4G LTE?

5G is about more than just speed—it’s also about connecting our homes, workplaces, schools, hospitals and transport systems in smarter ways. Plus, only it can support next-gen applications like virtual reality, augmented reality and more.

In addition to amazingly fast data transfers, 5G service advances beyond 4G by offering less latency, more capacity for a greater number of connected devices, less congestion interference and better efficiency. But one of its biggest differentiators is its effect on the connectivity of the Internet of Things (IoT). 

5G powers everyday conveniences in ways that 4G cannot. These include: 

  • Smart home systems (thermostats, security systems, lighting)
  • Connected cars (GPS systems, remote starts)
  • Wearables (Apple watches, fitness trackers, health monitors)
  • Virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri)
  • Smart baby monitors, pet trackers and much more

Is 5G Safe?

Think of 5G wireless signals like a radio station, broadcasting your favorite tunes—only instead of music, these signals carry your calls, texts and data.

And just like listening to the radio, it’s perfectly safe on FCC-compliant devices.

This technology uses similar types of radio frequency emissions as 4G and Wi-Fi, and just like those existing technologies, the power levels are well below those that are harmful to humans.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Here’s what the FCC, American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization have to say on the matter.

Want to learn more about what 5G can do? Check out our FAQs!

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What are Small Cells?

You may have noticed antennas popping up on streetlights, utility poles or other elevated structures in your community. And you may have some concerns about what they are, what they emit and how you can keep your family safe around them.

These antenna structures are small cells, also known as nodes, and they’re the behind-the-scenes voice, text and data connection points that blend into the surrounding environment and make this new era of connectivity possible.

Linked to fiber cables that connect to your cellular or 5G home internet provider, they’re low-power antennas installed in compliance with FCC regulations that do all the sending and receiving between your devices and the internet.

What is the Purpose of Small Cells?

Small cells don’t replace the large antennas on cell towers and taller buildings, but rather work like extension cords for 5G wireless signals, allowing them to reach further and perform better, so more homes, more people and more devices get connected reliably. And because they also increase the amount of data a network can handle, it means more people and devices can be connected at one time—without buffering or dropped signals.

The best part? Small cells are designed to be used by multiple carriers, reducing the number of antenna installations near you and keeping your neighborhood both connected and clutter-free. With small cells discreetly placed, you can enjoy enhanced connectivity without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.

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Why is 5G Important?

At Extenet, we take pride in our superior digital infrastructure that not only keeps you and your loved ones seamlessly connected but also supports critical services within your community. With 5G and our advanced digital infrastructure, we are bridging the gaps of the digital divide and fostering connectivity across the nation.

Anywhere You Are

Video calls at home, the office or on the go? Crystal clear.

Tracking your jogging route through the neighborhood? No sweat.

Streaming YouTube on the train ride home? Carry on.

From your children’s school to the local park to the grocery store and beyond, 5G technology helps to connect you and your community.

Access = Opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented strains on our ability to work and learn in traditional ways. However, children with access to high-speed internet had better opportunities to stay connected and continue their education right from home with virtual reality-enhanced lessons and better remote learning opportunities.

Plus children with high-speed internet access will continue to have more opportunities both today and in the future.

Secure Connections

Whether it’s your business uploading confidential financial documents or a hospital transferring sensitive medical information, Extenet’s infrastructure ensures your connections are secure, fast and reliable.

Not only does 5G offer high speed, low latency and massive capacity, it provides more security for sensitive information. Transferring large files, making high-definition video calls or working from your mobile device, it ensures your private information stays secure—and much more so than Wi-Fi.

Safe Connections

Firefighters responding to a wildfire.

An ambulance notifying an emergency room of an incoming patient.

Safety officials communicating with each other during a high-traffic event, like a concert or festival.

These are all situations where a strong, reliable connection is critical to public safety. 

5G networks ensure you have a reliable connection to 9-1-1—whether you’re at home or on the go. It’s one of its most important responsibilities to ensure you can always access crucial emergency services when it matters most.

Smart Connections

Traffic lights that can change their patterns to ease congestion during rush hour.

Storm drains that can proactively detect and alert city officials of flooding conditions.

Even smart trash cans that can sense how full or empty they are, reducing public fuel and labor costs.

This isn’t science fiction—it’s reality, and it’s a reality we’re building in smart cities every day thanks to 5G technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is 5G Technology in My Area?

5G is emerging just about everywhere, and it’s here to enhance everything about your life online. At Extenet, we work closely with local officials like city planners, permitting offices and utility companies along with residents like you to ensure we align with your community’s needs while enhancing your digital connectivity.

What Does a 5G Network Mean?

A “5G network” simply means a broadband cellular network that uses fifth-generation technology and features faster speeds, lower latency and advanced applications. With 5G technology you can expect top-notch cell service, high-speed internet and seamless WiFi, along with all of the incredible community benefits we discussed earlier, like superior connectivity whether you’re at home or on the go.

Why Do I Need 5G?

As more devices come online and data usage grows, increased capacity is key to ensure your community—whether a bustling city or small town—can handle it all. 5G technology enables more data across more devices, all with fewer dropped calls and faster online connections.

How Safe is 5G?

Yes, 5G is safe. It operates on radio frequency (RF) emissions, just like 4G and WiFi. In fact, the RF levels are even more strictly regulated, so you can surf, stream and connect worry-free. Safety first, always.

See our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues by reviewing our ESG Policy.

Where is 5G Being Used?

Everywhere! 5G technology enables industries like healthcare, manufacturing and transportation to use next-gen applications like VR and AR, connect internet of things (IoT) devices, and even utilize remote device controls (think self-driving cars and robotics). It is used in communities to connect you while you’re driving, out for walk, in the grocery store, at the local park or even sitting in that dreaded carpool line at school.

Where Can I Learn More about 5G?

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