Today, Verizon announced that it is making its 5G network even faster by completing the acquisition of its C-band spectrum, a swath of valuable radio airwaves capable of providing a capacity and speed boost. Verizon purchased this spectrum back in March of 2021 and has now completed the rollout out four months ahead of schedule.
Verizon says this new spectrum will allow Verizon to offer 5G Home Internet and business internet services to more customers. It will also result in higher speeds. The good news is Verizon says this will also mean 5G Home Internet will be coming to more rural Americans.
“Early access to the remainder of the C-band spectrum puts us another four months ahead of schedule from our original projections. This additional spectrum will make 5G Ultra Wideband available to even more Americans, and will open up more availability of our home and business broadband solutions,” said Joe Russo, EVP & President of Global Networks and Technology for Verizon. “The more spectrum we deploy on our network, the more capacity we add for our customer’s to connect.”
This new spectrum will also allow Verizon to improve its network in Orlando, Florida, Tucson, Arizona, Wichita, Kansas, Mobile, Alabama, Tulsa, Arizona, Springfield, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida, Richmond, Virginia, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Verizon says this new spectrum will mean they can improve 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Home Internet service. Here is how Verizon describes these improvements.
Accelerated access to best-in-class spectrum holdings means greater capacity and faster speeds in major metro areas where Verizon’s network is already undefeated in 96.8% of the metro drive tests (121 out of 125 markets) performed by the most rigorous scientific testing company** in the first half of 2023. Additional spectrum also allows Verizon to continue expanding coverage of its 5G network, the most reliable in the US,*** introducing 5G Ultra Wideband service into even more rural and suburban areas.**Rankings based on the RootMetrics® metro RootScore® Reports for 125 metro areas tested during Jan – June 2023: Tested with best commercially available smartphones on three mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon.
***Rankings based on the RootMetrics® State of 5G in the US Report: 2H 2022. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on three mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon.