Verizon on Tuesday named Houston as the third of four cities expected to see the carrier’s 5G fixed wireless service by the end of the year.
CEO Lowell McAdam, who announced plans to leave that role last month, said earlier this year that Verizon would have more than 1,000 cell sites operating on global 5G standards in late 2018. Those sites, he added, would shift into a “mobile environment” as 5G devices hit the market next year.
In Houston, officials said the initial 5G rollout would include five traditionally “under-resourced” neighborhoods targeted by a mayoral initiative to equitably allocate municipal services.
“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 Sylvester Turner said in a statement from the company.