Verizon announced this morning that it will deliver 5G broadband connectivity to select customers later this year on their “newly built 5G network.” In total, 11 markets will gain access as a part of this pre-commercial pilot.
Verizon’s initial goal will be to offer 5G to pilot customers in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, DC. They are calling this pre-commercial 5G, as they work to fully commercialize broadband (or fixed) wireless 5G connections to both homes and businesses.
While not wireless in terms of being a 5G connection directly to your phone like you have through LTE today, this implementation of 5G should help take us steps closer to that reality.
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