“5G” is mostly about adding capacity in major markets, and offering a broadband-like wireless connection
5G is not likely to solve much of the rural access issue. Mainly, its a high capacity, faster wireless link at millimeter wavelengths, meaning relatively short distances from base stations. It’s sort of like WiFi on a neighborhood scale. It will enable wireless providers to deliver a wired-like broadband experience, primarily to urban dwellers who will see an added broadband option. However, since phone companies already offer wired services, in many cases consumers will not see an additional market competitor.