Verizon expands rollout of in-home 5G and LTE internet services

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Verizon has announced an expanded rollout of its LTE and 5G home internet service alongside a new upgradable home router.

"With the expansion of LTE Home Internet and 5G Home Internet to more and more customers across the country, the options for fast, reliable internet have never been better. We continue to lead the industry by expanding broadband options for our customers. And with the new Verizon Internet Gateway device, our customers will have a head start to take advantage of a new era of experiences in the comfort of their home," said Verizon CRO Frank Boulben.

Verizon has slowly been rolling out in-home 5G internet services to more cities and has now added an additional seven regions, which can be seen below.

  • Akron, OH
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Columbia, SC
  • Durham, NC
  • Fresno, CA
  • Spokane, WA
  • St. Petersburg, FL

Customers in the regions above are now eligible to sign up for Verizon's service. Users can expect download speeds up to 1 Gbps, with an average of 300 Mbps, using the mmWave network.

This brings Verizon to a total of 47 markets for its in-home 5G service.

Additionally, Verizon is also expanding its 4G LTE service. New urban, suburban, and rural America markets are available with typical download speeds of 25 Mbps and peak speeds of 50 Mbps.

To pair with this expanded service, the company is introducing a new Verizon Internet Gateway router that supports 4G but will be the first to support Verizon's 5G C-band spectrum via a firmware update. When the C-band 5G spectrum is available at your home, the router will be ready to support it.

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