AT&T has announced that its 5G service is now available to subscribers in 90 new markets across the US – including Chicago, New Orleans, Sacramento, Seattle and Tampa.
This news comes just days after the testing company, RootMetrics, which collects independent data on mobile network operators around the world, revealed that the carrier is now delivering speeds of 50 Mbps or faster in 20 more markets this year, compared to 2019.
AT&T registered speeds under 20 Mbps in only two out of 55 US cities covered by RootMetrics in the first quarter of 2020, a total matched only by Verizon 5G (whilst Sprint registered speeds below 20 Mbps in 12 markets in 2020, with T-Mobile doing so in 27 of 55 cities tested).
"We found excellent and improved download speeds on the carrier’s 4G LTE network in the 55 markets we completed testing before we paused our scouting efforts," said Suzanth Subramaniyan, Director of Mobile Networks, RootMetrics. "And AT&T’s low-band 5G is also providing generally fast speeds – though not as fast as Verizon’s mmWave 5G)."
Now in 90 new markets
The AT&T 5G network is now live for consumers in 90 additional markets across the country, covering more than 120 million people.
“At a time when technology is proving to be even more essential for communication, AT&T customers can rest assured that our company is continuing to invest in our network and new technologies to make connection easier,” said Chris Sambar, EVP of Technology Operations at AT&T. “We remain focused on launching AT&T 5G in more markets and to more customers across the country and plan to reach nationwide coverage this summer.”
Full list of the 90 new AT&T 5G markets
Alabama: Franklin County
Arkansas: Fayetteville-Springdale; Fort Smith
California: Chico; El Dorado County; Redding; Sacramento; Tehama County; Yuba City
Colorado: Colorado Springs
Connecticut: New London-Norwich
Florida: Bradenton; Dixie County; Fort Pierce; Hamilton County; Hardee County; Ocala; Pensacola; Sarasota; Tampa
Georgia: Dawson County; Marion County
Idaho: Boise City; Boundary County
Illinois: Chicago; Mason County
Indiana: Elkhart-Goshen; Evansville; Fort Wayne; Gary; South Bend
Kansas: Brown County
Kentucky: Fulton County; Mason County; Meade County; Trimble County
Louisiana: Beauregard Parish; Houma-Thibodaux; Lake Charles; New Orleans; Shreveport
Michigan: Cass County
Minnesota: Duluth; Le Sueur County; St. Cloud
Missouri: Bates County; Callaway County; De Kalb County; Joplin; Saline County; St. Joseph
Montana: Billings; Mineral County
New Hampshire: Portsmouth
New Jersey: Vineland
New York: Yates County
Ohio: Clinton County; Mercer County; Morrow County; Perry County; Steubenville
Oklahoma: Grant County
Oregon: Clatsop County
Pennsylvania: Greene County; Johnstown; Union County; Wayne County; Williamsport
Texas: Abilene; Beaumont; Concho County; Fannin County; Lubbock; Newton County; Sherman-Denison; Waco
Virginia: Frederick County
Washington: Bellingham; Clallam County; Ferry County; Kittitas County; Richland-Kennewick; Seattle; Tacoma; Yakima
West Virginia: Monongalia County; Parkersburg-Marietta; Wheeling
For more information, and to check coverage information, visit AT&T at att.com/5gforyou.