Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Hood Gets Us Some 5G

Lord Protector James Hood issued the following proclamation. 

Mississippians will have better access to 5G networks thanks to an agreement Attorney General Jim Hood reached recently with T-Mobile, as an alternative to litigation against the phone company’s merger, General Hood announced Wednesday.

Hood originally opposed the T-Mobile – Sprint merger as part of multistate litigation filed to prevent it. Before the agreement reached between Mississippi and T-Mobile, the merger did not include any specific commitments benefitting Mississippi. Only two percent of Mississippians would have benefitted from future 5G services by the stand-alone T-Mobile.

Instead, as a result of Hood’s agreement, the following commitments were made:
·         Within three years of closing on the merger, the New T-Mobile will deploy a 5G network in Mississippi with at least 62 percent of the state’s general and rural populations having access to download speeds equal to or greater than 100 Mbps.
o   Within six years of closing, it will cover at least 92 percent of Mississippi’s general population and 88% of Mississippi’s rural population.
·         These commitments include 5G service in rural areas, including but not limited to Amite, Carroll, Choctaw, Covington, Franklin, Greene, Issaquena, Kemper, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Smith, Tippah, and Walthall counties.
·         The parties also made limited price commitments and, in discussions with the Attorney General’s Office, vowed to decrease prices as supply increased, particularly as DISH enters the mobile market. 

“The world around us is almost fully digital, but Mississippi is lagging behind with internet deserts across the state” General Hood said. “My agreement with T-Mobile will help fill this gap, and I appreciate their commitments made specifically to Mississippi counties that lacked service. Access to the internet results in better access to education, jobs, and health care.”

This 5G technology is expected to drastically decrease latency or buffering, which will be more convenient for consumers and will enable access to valuable technologies in Mississippi, such as telemedicine, in ambulances and hospitals, and automated farming. The 5G internet service will be available to customers in their homes and businesses and beyond their smart phones, thanks to mobile routers. However, T-Mobile has also promised to roll out a broadband service that will be available to hundreds of thousands of Mississippians including those in rural areas.

In conversations with the parties, the Attorney General’s Office also confirmed that there would be no retail job loss and that new stores would be opened in rural areas.


Anonymous said...

Better Negotiator than a tater head for sure!

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood is not only the Real Leader that the people of Mississippi desperately need, but he has actually accomplished things for Mississippians. Tater has done nothing more than sit with a gavel while others work out legislation that he attempts to claim credit for.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Where I live now outside of Nashville the community is up-in-arms because one of the providers tried to deploy some 5G equipment as a test platform. Everyone is concerned about the RF signal density giving them cancer or making them sterile but Hood is fighting to get it for MS?

Anonymous said...

@3:25, agree! All Tater was able to get was a road to his house, Hood got us some 5-to-the-gizzle!

Anonymous said...

Total bullshit. They consider a town like Pelahatchie rural for the state of Mississippi. My dad has ZERO service out on his farm and they (AT&T and others) have promised service for over 10 years now.

Jim's just trying to get him some votes and when he's out of a job after the election, this will never be a reality. SOS !!

Jim done hooked some more of them gullible JJ fish said...

Oh, yeah, ol' Jimbo really knocked the ball out of the park:

(c) "In-Home Broadband Service" is defined as a residential broadband service with minimum speeds of 25 Mbps downlink and 3 Mbps uplink.

Not expecting, of course, for the Hood kool-aid drinkers here to understand any better.

Anonymous said...

5G plus sterilization?? Giddyup!

Anonymous said...

@3:47 - You are missing the big picture. Hood is promoting 5G network/T-Mobile, so that he can sue T-Mobile in about 5 years because their network is causing cancer. Winning again.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the role of the Public Service Commission and not a wannabe governor? Deflect all you want to, Hood is a deep-died-in-the-wool democrat. He's just announced a plan to spend almost a billion dollars with not a word about where that sum will come from. Take a guess.

Anonymous said...

@4:27 PM, exactly. How much did they donate to his campaign? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Bernie With A Mullet...

Anonymous said...

Average monthly mobile wireless data usage per U.S. user in 2018 was 10 GB. Average in 2024 is projected to be 56 GB. So those killer low price plans Hood negotiated (page 3) are already total crap. Only a complete doofus would have accepted those terms.

Anonymous said...

If Sprint service, customer and cellular, rubs off on T Mobile this is a non starter. Both will be out of business soon.

Sprint is the worst company. The only way their billing department could as inept as they are is by design.

Anonymous said...

As if any wireless company was not already going to deploy 5G. Duh.

Somebody dig through the campaign finance reports.

Anonymous said...

The Sprint billing department was modeled after the...wait for it....Jackson water billing department.

Anonymous said...

The Tate sycophants can't stand it when Hood, once again, gets something done to benefit Mississippians. Tate, on the other hand, has obstructed anything meaningful that Bryant and Gunn tried to accomplish over the past eight years of a Republican super majority and is nothing but a puppet for Barbour Snow.

Anonymous said...

Jim (I miss my pointy) Hood is a POS.

He played the game and covered for the Republicans the whole time he was in office. He served no one but himself. Thinks he's going to be a career politician. Besides, T-Mobile sucks. So it's a lame hail-Mary anyway to get some votes. He's a car-salesman at best.....and a corrupt man whose family should be embarrassed for him at worst.

Anonymous said...

I attempted to call General Hood's office to ask for details and wound up with a customer service cubicle in Sri Lanka. Could not understand her nor could she understand me. We agreed to disconnect. I did manage to decipher her final remark, "Thank you to call tell General hello from me, click".

Anonymous said...

9:42- I have to disagree. You see the Jackson water department is unable to collect what is owed to them. Sprint will gladly collect what you owe and what you don't owe.

They always claim to be unable to "access that screen". You will literally wait online for an hour to get someone on the phone only to be told they can't help with your issue. It's a scam of course. They put you off for hours hoping you go away and just pay whatever they bill.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't CSpire lease towers from Sprint? Looks like a win.

Anonymous said...

Now if he can just get my AT&T DSL to work...

Anonymous said...

Speaking of ATT/Uverse...About every twenty minutes, the picture freezes, then I get the 'signal lost' message. Then either press up or down on the channel selector and picture is back on that channel and I return to my regular channel. Does this happen to any of you? This has been going on for months. The woman in Ukrain cannot help me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your receiver box needs to be replaced. It is either overheating or has a bad solder. Due to a change in regulations, chinese factories now use a shitty lead-free solder. Request a replacement using some creativity to bypass their troubleshooting script. You may need to accidentally spill something on it. They will send you a new one in the mail

Anonymous said...

“Everyone is concerned about the RF signal density giving them cancer or making them sterile but Hood is fighting to get it for MS?“

Literally, take the tinfoil from your head and wrap your loins. Problem solved.

You, sir, are a loon. Radio waves do not cause cancer.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong. Microwaves can cause tissue damage which can lead to any number of ailments.

However, most cellphones transmit microwaves at less than 4 watts, between 800 and 2100 mhz. For comparison, 4 watts is the same as an off the shelf CB radio.

Compare that to your Microwave oven that operates between 700 to 1100 watts and 2450 mhz.

Anyone know what the wattage that the cell phone towers are broadcasting?

Anonymous said...

Assuming there will be a post-debate thread on here, I'll go ahead and say Hood showed his true self. An angry, hostile, mean-spirited, attacking, bullying, bloated, egotistical, boisterous, pompous ass. Otherwise, he ain't got shit for a shot at governor.

Can you imagine working for that guy? It's probably a fact that he moved his office to his house in another county to keep every soul in the office from quitting.

Anonymous said...

I'm rolling my eyes!
5G causing cancer and sterility?
The internet has allowed those with paranoia and the gullible to find each other and be able to persuade themselves that their feelings and stupidity actually make them exceptional as in heroic instead of exceptionally crazy or dumb.

Anonymous said...

@9:06 AM
You sound like one of the 8 out of 10 doctors who recommended Chesterfield brand cigarettes to their patients who need a good clean smoke!

We should all Smoke Chesterdield's, for good health!

Anonymous said...

I had T-Mobile for less than a year, could not get service from Crystal Spring to Kentwood, LA. The final straw was when I moved to a new house in Jackson, and my son called with an emergency and I kept dropping the call. T-Mobile Suxs.

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