Verizon bids more than $45 billion for licenses of the valuable midband spectrum in the C band auction to build its 5G network.
The service will fall back to 4G at times, but offers consumers another choice in service.
5G improvements are coming, though AT&T's deployment won't be as quick as some of its rivals.
CNET is continuing its series that looks at why the broadband gap persists and how we go about closing it.
As part of CES 2021, the panel dives into how 5G can help address the problems exposed by the global pandemic.
A big boost in speed and responsiveness is just the tip of the iceberg for the next-generation cellular technology being rolled out now.
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The bottom line on the biggest thing in cellular data.
5G is the next generation of wireless networks and promises a mobile experience that's 10x to 100x faster than today's 4G networks.
We say the word promise because we're in the early days of 5G. When more smartphones and networks support 5G tech, it will have far-reaching consequences for consumers, from the cars we drive (or that drive us) to the food we eat to the safety of our roads to the ways we shop to the entertainment we share with family and friends. And that doesn't include things we haven't yet imagined because we've never had the capability to unlock those new scenarios.
Today, 5G may seem confusing even as it's widely hyped. We're here to help you sort fact from fiction, weed through the acronyms and jargon, and figure out when and how 5G can change the way you live. And we'll keep you from getting caught up in hyperbole -- and empty promises.