5G provides an infrastructure that can change the way you live, supporting faster mobile connections so that you can stream smoother movies, upload videos quicker, and connect more of your devices to the internet with fewer delays.
However, due to multiple factors like testing and regulations, 5G can’t be rolled out instantly, so service isn’t available everywhere just yet. Still, frequent progress is being made for a speedy rollout.
US 5G Rollout
- Verizon: Fixed and mobile 5G all over the US.
- AT&T: Mobile 5G in thousands of cities.
- T-Mobile/Sprint: Available in thousands of locations.
- UScellular: Dense coverage in some states, less coverage in others.
- C Spire: Active nationwide 5G throughout the United States, plus FWA.
- Charter’s Spectrum Mobile: Started providing 5G in 2020.
- Comcast/Xfinity: Rolled out nationwide in 2020.
- Starry: Available in Boston, Denver, LA, New York, DC, and Columbus OH.
- Google Fi & Simple Mobile: Nationwide coverage powered by T-Mobile.
- Nex-Tech Wireless: Launched in 2021; limited 5G home availability in the Midwest.
- US Mobile: Works with all of their plans.
- Mint Mobile: Available in thousands of US cities since 2020.
- Cricket Wireless: Began offering services in late 2020.
- Visible: Works through Verizon’s network.
- Dish: Started offering service in 2022.
- Cellcom: Available around the country.
Verizon currently offers 5G broadband internet, called 5G Home Internet and powered by 5G Ultra Wideband, in hundreds of cities. Some of those locations include Houston TX, Sacramento CA, Indianapolis IN, Los Angeles CA, Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Minneapolis MN, St. Paul MN, Atlanta GA, Dallas TX, Denver CO, and San Jose CA. 5G Home Internet service began on October 1, 2018.
5G Ultra Wideband began rolling out on April 3, 2019, and is presently available in parts of 1,700 cities. 5G Nationwide covers well over 2,000 cities.
Verizon 5G Home Internet
Verizon customers with a qualifying plan pay as low as $25 /month for their home 5G service, or as much as $60 /month without Auto Pay. The 5G plans are month-to-month (not annual contracts), and have no early termination fees or penalties.
There are no data caps and subscribers can expect speeds ranging from 300 Mbps to up to around 1 Gbps, depending on location. This video from Verizon shows one 5G Home Internet user’s download, upload, and latency results.
Verizon Mobile 5G
Mobile 5G service from Verizon began in early April 2019.
Parts of 1,700 cities have access to 5G Ultra Wideband right now (here’s the map), including Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, Denver CO, Providence RI, St. Paul MN, Atlanta GA, Detroit MI, Indianapolis IN, Washington DC, Phoenix AZ, New York City NY, Panama City FL, and others.
All of Verizon’s plans, mobile and prepaid, include access to 5G Nationwide. The Play More, Do More, and Get More Unlimited plans include access to 5G Ultra Wideband.
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