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The Truth About 5G Home Internet

You Deserve Better

Spectrum Internet® delivers faster, more reliable speeds than so-called "5G" Home Internet. “5G” Home Internet relies on cell phone towers. Here’s what that means:

  • Speeds can slow down at peak times

  • Walls, buildings, weather and foliage can cause slower speeds

  • The more people using the cell tower, the slower and less reliable it is

  • Providers may de-prioritize traffic behind other customers

Spectrum Internet Delivers Speeds You Can Rely On

See how Spectrum Internet stacks up against cell phone home internet providers.

You Can Count on Spectrum All Day and Night

Even at peak times – when cell phone home internet slows down – Spectrum delivers lightning-fast speeds up to 1 Gig, 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, with your reliable Spectrum Internet.

Spectrum Internet customer gaming online.

Better Gaming

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

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

5G Home Internet is just Internet that relies on cell phone towers.

5G Home Internet speeds vary from provider to provider. According to analysis of Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q4 2023, Spectrum has a median download speed of 275.96, while Verizon 5G Home Internet has a median download speed of 142.06 Mbps, and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet median download speed is 146.63. 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 Scorecomparison during Q4 2023 evaluation:
• Spectrum Internet: 94.8%
• T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: 85.14%
• Verizon 5G Home Internet: 86.67%

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 for 12 months with Auto Pay and Spectrum Mobile plans start at just $19.99/month for the first GB. 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.