Houston To Get Verizon 5G Internet Service

The next generation broadband service will offer faster speed and connectivity

Verizon technicians conduct a drive test of 5G service in Houston


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

Houston will be the third U.S. city that's getting Verizon 5G service.

Sprint also announced earlier this year that it will bring 5G to Houston. AT&T and T-Mobile are doing the same in several other cities.

But what does it mean for the average Houstonian?

"The speeds will be very different. The latency will be very different," said Krista Bourne, market president for South Central Wireless at Verizon. "The types of solutions it offers will be completely different from what we get out of 4G."

The plan is to put in the infrastructure for a launch later this year for home internet service.

Mobile service is expected to follow at some point next year.

Mayor Sylvester Turner said 5G will help the city's innovation economy and to connect more people to the internet.

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required