Verizon yesterday announced plans to launch 5G technology in Houston starting in the second half of 2018. Houston is the third city Verizon identified as part of its four market 5G deployment plan, which will deliver residential 5G broadband service. Verizon previously announced Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner hosted a news conference with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and CTO and incoming CEO Hans Vestberg, to educate residents and businesses on what this 5G deployment means for the city.
“We expect 5G will be a game changer helping us usher in a new wave of progress and innovation,” said Mayor Turner. “We’re delighted to be one of the first cities to bring 5G to our local communities and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Verizon.”
Mayor Turner views technology investment like Verizon 5G, as critical to positioning Houston as a partner for the development of next-generation technology that has the potential to radically change the way citizens live, work, learn and play. Among the areas served by Verizon 5G, will be the five traditionally under-resourced neighborhoods in the pilot phase of the mayor’s “Complete Communities” program, aimed at providing city services on an equitable basis.
July 25, 2018