5G home internet is the dream of many cord cutters. Fiber speeds without the need to run fiber to your house. Many companies are working on 5G including AT&T, T-Mobile, Google, Charter, Dish, and Verizon to name a few all with the dream of offering home internet.
Many have worried that 5G home internet will suffer from the same data caps that 4G internet offers. Now Verizon says that 5G home internet will NOT have the same data caps that 4G has.
According to PC Mag Verizon says that once 5G is up and running it should be able to handle the average data load of a Fios customer and it won’t be throttled down to 4G gigabyte caps. That is not to say there won’t be a data cap and reports have listed the cap as anything from 200GB a month range to the 1 TB a month range.
Right now both the US Senate and the FCC have pushed bills and new rules—from expediting the review process to allowing cellphone providers to upgrade existing towers without the need for a new study—to speed up the rollout of 5G.
We are still looking at a 2020 date for most Americans but a few lucky ones may have 5G Internet in their town by the end of the year.
As we read this and companies including AT&T have live 5G tests going on to see how 5G will work in the wild. So far all reports say testing is going well.
Hopefully, in the next few months, we will start to learn what markets will get 5G first.
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