Verizon 5G Home
No data caps or contracts
Faster download speeds than other fixed wireless services
Speeds are not guaranteed and can fluctuate
Home customers are second priority to mobile users on the network
Upload speeds are comparable to cable but fall short of fiber
$50 – $70 per month (50% off for eligible 5G mobile customers)
85 – 1,000Mbps
Unlimited data, no contracts, free equipment, 50% discount for qualifying Verizon mobile customers
Since Verizon 5G Home Internet was first launched in 2018, its availability has surged. Verizon unveiled its 5G Ultra Wideband network in January 2022, making Verizon 5G Home Internet available in approximately 900 cities. Though Verizon Fios, the company’s 100% fiber-optic internet service, typically scores well in customer satisfaction studies, it’s available only in the Northeast. So 5G’s wider availability significantly expands Verizon’s broadband reach.
Unlike fiber, cable, DSL and other common internet modes that get you online with a wired connection, cellular internet plans like Verizon 5G Home Internet take a fixed wireless approach. As the name suggests, your home will wirelessly get its internet connection through a receiver that picks up Verizon’s signal and broadcasts it as a Wi-Fi network.
Fixed wireless connections like satellite internet and previous-gen 4G LTE internet are typically much slower than what you’ll get from a wired cable or fiber connection, but that isn’t the case with 5G. In some regions, including parts of Verizon’s coverage map, you’ll find 5G plans capable of hitting near-gigabit download speeds.
That makes 5G especially interesting if you live without high-speed cable or fiber internet access. Verizon is one of the top names leading the effort to bring the technology to as many homes as possible. With straightforward pricing, no data caps and no contracts (all of which seem to be emerging standards across 5G home internet), there’s much to like about what