While the Push for 6G Broadband Has Begun, Much of the Public Is Still Behind on 5G

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Policymakers on both sides of the aisle are already making moves on 6G with a new bill, just as two major telecommunications companies are eyeing early 2022 to roll out a new 5G frequency band. But while lawmakers and industry leaders are full steam ahead on these broadband buildouts, it appears the public isn’t yet fully on board. Major findings from Morning Consult's polling include:

  • Two-thirds of adults who don’t have a 5G phone said faster internet speeds are a major reason for them to upgrade in the next year.
  • But nearly half said a major reason they won’t buy one in the next 12 months is because they’re waiting for the technology to become cheaper.
  • 46 percent of US adults say they currently own a phone with 5G capabilities.

The Private Sector and Federal Government Have Begun the Push for 6G Broadband. Much of the Public Is Still Behind on 5G