What the FCC wants to know about the Verizon Nighthawk 5G network

  • December 9, 2021

The FCC on Tuesday issued a draft order that would require Verizon to build a 4G LTE network, the first step toward establishing the nation’s first LTE network capable of supporting 4G.

The order also requires Verizon to upgrade its existing 3G LTE infrastructure to a 4K signal and to install a “superfast” 5G spectrum carrier, meaning that the network must have a speed of more than 1 gigabit per second (gbps) on all channels.

Verizon is expected to respond to the order by the end of next week.

Verify, an app for consumers that tracks the availability of cellular service, shows how many cellular towers have been available on a given day.

Verizon hotspot speeds: ‘Theoretically, you could be at 90%’

  • August 26, 2021

Theoretically you could get 100Mbps, Verizon says.

But the company has confirmed that, based on data from its network, you can’t reach the speeds of its network in the UK. 

“We are aware of the concerns and are working on addressing them, and we look forward to meeting you in person to share more information about our network in order to improve customer experience and provide you with more information as we do,” the company said in a blog post. 

Verizon says it’s investigating the issue, and it’s working with customers to ensure that they are given the best possible experience. 

The company says the issue is affecting customers in the United States, Europe and Australia, and that it has been unable to replicate it in the rest of the world.

It’s not the first time the carrier has struggled to offer high-speed internet in the country, with a similar issue affecting customers at the start of the year. 

In January, Verizon announced that it would introduce an upgrade program for customers in Australia to get 5G internet speeds, and to use a new Wi-Fi hotspot called Hotspot 2.0.

Which Verizon Hotspot Plans Are Right For You?

  • July 1, 2021

The Globe and Mail is reporting that while AT&T’s $60 unlimited plan is the only plan on the market with unlimited data and unlimited talk, Verizon’s $40 unlimited plan has unlimited talk and data, as well as $5 off for each extra gigabyte of data.

AT&Ts plan has 4GB of data for $50, while Verizon’s plans have 8GB of talk for $70 and 16GB of download for $95.

While we are on the topic of data, AT&ts is offering $5 free per GB to anyone who uses their phone on the network.

Verizon is offering free talk and download for the first five minutes after logging in, with $5 added every 15 minutes after.

You can read more about AT&t’s unlimited plan here.

We are not able to confirm whether or not AT&s unlimited plans are the same as the one Verizon is rolling out, but we are looking into it.

It will be interesting to see how much of an impact it has on the overall industry.