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Verizon Expands 5G Network to 28 Cities

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Dec 20, 2019, 9:10 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Verizon today launched 5G in six new cities: Charlotte, Greensboro, Grand Rapids, Miami, Salt Lake City, and Spokane. Earlier this week, Verizon launched 5G in LA, Des Moines, Hoboken, and Memphis. This brings the company's 5G city count to 28. As with all of Verizon's 5G deployments to date, the new service uses high-frequency mmWave bands, which offer high speeds but limited coverage. In each city, 5G service is only available in the highest-density parts of town. For example, in Miami, 5G is available in "parts of Downtown Miami along Biscayne Blvd and near landmarks, such as: The Frost Museum, American Airlines Arena, Hard Rock Stadium, the surrounding area of Miami Gardens, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport." Verizon remains on track to offer 5G in at least 30 cities by the end of 2019.

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andy2373

Dec 23, 2019, 4:19 PM

Coverage question

So if my coverage currently sucks. Will 5G make it any better? Or should I just start looking at a carrier that has better coverage for me?
5G does not improve coverage. Range is limited (mm band); a few blocks is all. Additionally, Verizon stated that the Ulra Wide-band product will only be available to commercial users at first. Not ready for you & I yet.
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5G technology itself is not intended to improve coverage. Coverage is dependent on much more basic things like the number (and location) of physical network antennas in your area, and which radio frequency band(s) they use.

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