The building that the Texas Junk Company left in 2016 is now home not only to a brand-new Verizon 5G broadband connection, but a whole array of gadgets designed to show off the service that the carrier launched in Houston a few months ago. Pictured above is the mock living room where for the next week, anyone can make themselves comfortable in front of a 4K resolution TV and a host of other mobile devices while they stream video through the telecom company’s new, purportedly higher-speed lines.
For a more immersive experience, try the virtual reality basketball range shown below off to the right:
It hadn’t yet been illuminated when a Swamplot reader dropped by Sunday night during setup — but the way it looks isn’t so important anyway, since contestants are expected ball out with so-called “blackout headsets” strapped to their faces. The video displayed by the devices will be generated in response to each player’s movements (and streamed through 5G).
A look back toward the living room:
Houston was among the first 4 cities that received the service in October. Verizon is the first carrier so far to offer it, however it hasn’t yet rolled out 5G for cell phones. What’s being made available now is strictly an alternative to traditional cable service for homes and businesses.
Some of the less technologically advanced changes to the Texas Junk building include new garage doors:
And new folding doors:
They went in after all not-yet-whitewashed portions of the building got painted over . . .
including the one where the building’s mascot previously resided:
- Previously on Swamplot: A Whitewashed Texas Junk Company Building Still Displays Its Texas Junk; Your Chance To Be Part of the Texas Junk Company Building’s Next Collection of Oddities; East Montrose Texas Junk Company Booted 2 Hours West
Photos: Kathryn Way (eighth and ninth); MontroseResident (all others)