Verizon says it’s weeks away from a major upgrade to rural 5G
Illustration by Alex Castro / The verge Verizon says its up to 200MHz C-band 5g spectrum has been cleared
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Verizon says its up to 200MHz C-band 5G spectrum has been cleared for use four months ahead of schedule — an upgrade it says will bring more bandwidth and faster throughput to its customers, particularly those in rural areas. The company will use the new spectrum to expand its 5G-based home and business internet business in addition to improving its wireless phone service. The spectrum is available after the FCC validated the moves by satellite communications companies SES and Intelsat to switch to higher C-band frequencies, clearing the lower ones for commercial cell phone use.