According to a recent online survey of Americans, most people are now familiar with 5g, and some are willing to pay more for it.This is the result of a recent PwC survey. The research consultancy found that nearly 80% of Americans living in urban areas are familiar with 5g, compared with 65% a year ago. Awareness in rural areas increased from 49% to 76% during this period, the company said.
The growth is likely to be attributed to wireless network operators such as T-Mobile and Verizon spending millions of dollars in ads over the past few months driving 5G. As the 5G signal expands nationally, operators want to persuade users that they offer the "best "5G.
But in a more important finding by PwC, not only are more and more Americans aware of 5g, but some are willing to pay more for it. The company found that half of the respondents paid extra for 5g, and most agreed that a monthly fee of $15 was acceptable.
So far, Verizon is the only carrier that has said it will charge an extra fee for 5g. In addition, Verizon plans to charge an additional $10 a month. Other operators, including at & T, T-Mobile and sprint, have just added 5g to their most expensive plans, with no extra charge for the service.
PwC used dynata, a research firm, to get the results. The company surveyed a nationally representative sample of 800 Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 who accessed the Internet through an online survey conducted in December.