In a time where remote work, online gaming, and watching TV on streaming services is the norm, reliable home internet is more essential than ever. Xfinity’s cable internet offers a powerful, secure connection with 99.9% reliability. But with increased chatter and buzz about 5G home internet, many are wondering if it’s an option that could meet their needs.
We’ve rounded up some of the most common questions to get you started.
Is 5G a replacement for cable internet? Or will 5G replace cable internet?
Probably not. First, 5G internet is not available everywhere, and where it is available 5G home internet has considerable limitations and will not be the fastest or most reliable option. The most prominent provider has more sites but is even more greatly affected by service limitations. Newer providers just don’t have the scale to provide their service broadly.
Where Is 5G Home Internet Available?
Although providers have been working to expand their 5G networks, the availability of different 5G technologies varies. Even where it is available, things such as weak signals, interference and network congestion can significantly affect the quality of service.
How does 5G Home internet Work?
5G cellular towers and other sites beam 5G radio waves to a special home gateway that converts the radio waves to WiFi in your home. Because this connection is wireless from the tower to your home, it has reliability issues compared to a wired cable connection.