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.