The list of cities with highspeed connectivity keeps growing. Verizon announced at the end of July that customers in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. can access 5G Ultra Wideband speeds.
Currently Verizon customers in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Providence and St. Paul can access 5G speeds. Verizon began its official 5G launche in October 2018 with its 5g Home deployment. According to Verizon, customers with 5G capable phones can already access 5G speeds — such as the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G or the Inseego MiFi M1000.
“Verizon continues its steady expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband service and is excited to bring the 5G future to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “Customers in these cities are at the forefront of game-changing technology, with access to download speeds and bandwidth that will power the future of consumer, business and government mobile applications. Similarly, cities that embrace new technology, like 5G Ultra Wideband, have a leg up in competition to attract businesses and create jobs.”
Verizon states it sets to expand its 5G services to more than 30 cities, including Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego, and Salt Lake City, with more cities to be announced before the end of 2019. Verizon states that the bandwidth and speed benefit of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is available in large cities and public spaces such as public parks, monuments, outside museums, on college campuses and in stadiums.
“The areas where customers can experience the power of Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service include parts of Millennium Park in Chicago and The National Mall in Washington, DC, inside US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and on the campus of Brown University in Providence,” Verizon stated. “Verizon 5G service lets residents, businesses, government agencies and visitors to these spaces access the advantages of 5G Ultra Wideband and maximize their experience in the digital world.”
According to PC Magazine, Verizon leads with the most 5G capable cities and was the first to offer 5G uploads as well as downloads in Providence, Rhode Island. Additionally, Verizon made an update to one of its devices to access high speed 5G connectivity.
“Verizon also added its first hotspot, the Inseego MiFi M1000,” PC Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC Aug. 1 that he believes half of the U.S. will have access to next-gen 5G networks next year.