Verizon 5G Business Pushed To 21 New Cities

Verizon 5G Business Internet is now live for enterprises and SMBs in 24 US cities, according to the service provider giant.


Service provider giant Verizon brought 21 new cities, or 20 new 5G markets online on Thursday. The carrier is betting on 5G to boost business that was negatively impacted by the financial downturn brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Verizon said.

Thursday’s addition brings Verizon 5G Business, its fixed wireless connectivity offering, to a total of 24 United States cities for businesses of all sizes, the carrier said.

Verizon told CRN that 5G Business would be available through the carrier’s channel partners.

Sponsored post

[Related: Channel Changes For Verizon As Carrier Crowns New Channel Chief: Exclusive]

The newly-announced Verizon 5G markets include parts of Anaheim, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Mo., Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, St. Louis, and St. Paul, with parts of Riverside-Corona, Calif. becoming available on April 22. The service was previously launched in parts of Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles.

Offerings include 100, 200, and 400 Mbps plans for both enterprise and SMBs, with no data limits. Verizon is also offering a 10 year price lock for new customers with no long-term contract required, according to the carrier.

“As 5G Business Internet scales into new cities, businesses of all sizes can gain access to the superfast speeds, low latency and next-gen applications enabled by 5G Ultra-Wideband, with no throttling or data limits,” Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, said in a statement. ”We’ll continue to expand the 5G Business Internet footprint and bring the competitive pricing, capability, and flexibility of our full suite of products and services to more and more businesses all over the country.”

The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based carrier called its Thursday 5G announcement “just a start.” Verizon said it plans to keep rolling out 5G Business Internet to more markets so companies can transform their businesses with 5G, and adopt new technologies, such as AI, IoT, and 5G Edge computing.

Verizon’s fiscal fourth-quarter 2020 earnings offered operating revenue of $34.69 billion, down slightly by 0.2 percent year over year. The carrier’s Global Enterprise Solutions, which includes small and midsize business, public sector and wholesale businesses, also dipped by 0.3 percent to $8.05 billion during the fourth quarter of 2020.