Been doing some more reading found these :
Enable Band Steer on a Wireless Access Point
Band steering is a feature that enables your dual-band devices to detect higher radio frequency of 5 GHz band and allows the device to automatically transmit on that band. Because the 2.4 GHz band is an early technology developed for Wi-Fi, it is often congested and experiences interference from different devices such as Bluetooth, and even microwave ovens. This feature allows your dual-band access point to steer and direct devices to a more optimal radio frequency, thus, improving network performance.
Important: If your Virtual Access Point (VAP) is configured with time-sensitive voice or video traffic, it is not encouraged to enable band steer.
This document provides the steps to enable and disable band steering on a wireless access point.
In addition to above url please read this:
It would be great if Verizon communicated this or their support people knew that access point steering is coming in the future as a lot of people have bought the extenders expecting this functionality and it is not there.