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The Truth About 5G Home Internet

You Deserve Better

“5G” Home Internet may sound like new Internet – it’s not. Don’t believe the hype. Read the fine print about “5G” Home Internet and you’ll find out what you really get:

  • Not all customers are created equal: Home Internet customers can experience slower speeds than other customers during peak times. (T-Mobile)

  • Interference from the weather, surrounding terrain and other users’ activity can cause slower speeds. (T-Mobile)

  • "5G" upload speeds aren’t guaranteed. "5G" Home Internet customers may be bumped to 4G LTE in lower signal conditions. (Verizon)

You deserve better. Spectrum Internet® delivers faster, more reliable speeds than 5G Home Internet.

Spectrum Internet Delivers Speeds You Can Rely On

See how Spectrum Internet stacks up against "5G" Home Internet providers.

Spectrum Delivers the Most Reliable Internet Speeds

Spectrum analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data confirms 5G Home Internet speeds are slower during peak hours while Spectrum Internet speeds remain consistent.

You Can Count on Spectrum All Day and Night

Even at peak times – when “5G” Home Internet slows down – Spectrum delivers lightning-fast speeds up to 1 Gbps, smooth streaming and ultra-low lag.

Spectrum Internet customer working online.

Better Working

Spectrum Internet delivers reliable speeds 24/7 — whether working from home or doing homework.

Spectrum customers streaming TV.

Better Streaming

Enjoy uninterrupted streaming on multiple devices, plus the power to stream in 4K.

Spectrum Internet customer gaming online.

Better Gaming

Crush your opponents with reliable high speeds and ultra-low lag for next-gen gaming.

Save with
Spectrum One

Experience seamless connectivity across all your devices. With Spectrum One, get Spectrum Internet, Advanced WiFi and an Unlimited Mobile line all for one incredible price.

Internet + Advanced WiFi + Mobile


You Could Save Up to $30/mo on Internet

Your household may be eligible for a program that will allow you to save up to $30 a month on your Internet service. If you qualify, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Spectrum Internet with even more savings every month.

Frequently Asked Questions

5G Home Internet speeds vary from provider to provider. According to Spectrum's analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q4 2022, Verizon’s 5G Home Internet has a median download speed of 110 Mbps, and T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet median download speed is 115 Mbps. Speeds can get even slower than that during periods of high Internet traffic. And Verizon admits that in low signal strength conditions, customers can get 4G LTE upload speeds, which can dip into the single digits.

Spectrum Internet, on the other hand, offers consistently high speeds all day long. Plus, Spectrum offers three speed tiers, so you can choose the speed that suits your needs. Spectrum Internet plans provide speeds up to 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps.

Performance of 5G Home Internet varies throughout the day and speeds slow during peak hours. In fact, according to Spectrum's analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data, 5G Home Internet did not deliver speeds as consistently as Spectrum Internet.

Consistency ScoreTM comparison during Q4 2022 evaluation:
• Spectrum Internet: 94.04
• T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: 84.46
• Verizon 5G Home Internet: 84.46

5G Home Internet is also prone to radio frequency interference that interrupts your Internet connection. 

No. “5G” Home Internet is only available in select cities. 

The price of “5G” Home Internet access varies. Some providers offer lower rates when you bundle “5G” Home Internet with mobile phone service. But, beware of overpriced mobile plans, as this diminishes the value of the bundle discount. 

When you bundle Spectrum Internet and Spectrum Mobile, our Internet plans start as low as $49.99/month with Auto Pay and Spectrum Mobile plans start at just $14/month. Learn more about Spectrum Internet plans + Spectrum Mobile plans.

“5G” Home Internet delivers broadband Internet service wirelessly by broadcasting radio frequency signals to a receiver located at your home. Spectrum Internet is a reliable, wired Internet connection delivered by a hybrid fiber-coaxial network. Spectrum Internet has been proven to offer 99.9% network reliability, the most consistent download speeds and more Gig speed connections in more places than “5G” Home Internet.