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Verizon Sets Sight on First 5G Payday: Wireless Home Broadband

  • New airwaves will allow for fast, cable-free home service
  • Fixed wireless is growth area and T-Mobile is the one to beat
A Verizon store in San Francisco, California.

A Verizon store in San Francisco, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Verizon Communications Inc. has its first significant 5G revenue in sight: Wireless home broadband service looks to become a premium growth area at a time when traditional mobile-phone service is poised to slow down.

Using new C-band airwaves, Verizon plans to supercharge its so-called fixed wireless service by beaming high-speed connections into homes, competing with cable providers like Comcast Corp.