Verizon is finally addressing one of the biggest issues regarding its Verizon 5G service – no one knew where it actually was! And six months after the initial launch, Verizon is finally bringing coverage maps to the public.
Where is 5G available?
So, where can you access Verizon’s 5G network? Currently, it’s available in Boston, Houston, Sioux Falls, Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Providence.
The maps also show that its coming soon to Cincinnati, Kansas City, Charlotte, Little Rock, Cleveland, Memphis, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Des Moines and San Diego. Verizon had previously promised to turn on 5G in 30 cities in 2019.
Experience ultra-fast speeds together
Verizon has promised to bring 5G to “locations where more people can experience ultra-fast speeds together”, near landmarks and high-traffic areas. For example, the company recently brought 5G to areas of stadiums – not the whole stadium mind.
If we take a look at the maps Verizon has provided, we can see that the coverage is pretty expansive. For example, let’s take a look at midtown Manhattan:
When you consider the range limits of millimeter wave, it’s impressive to see such coverage at such an early stage of 5G. However, not all areas are as well covered as this, and some of Verizon’s maps are very sparse indeed.
Furthermore, Verizon’s 5G is limited to only streets and sidewalks; it cannot currently pass through walls, meaning the majority of people won’t be able to take advantage of it.
The company’s 5G service certainly has a long way to go, but at least now consumers can actually see where it's available.
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