AT&T has now deployed 5G in 100 markets, after the company’s expansion this week into 20 new markets. The new markets are Allentown, Pa.; Brown County, Ind.; Hancock County, Ga.; Hancock County, Ohio; Harrisburg, Pa.; Huntsville, Ala.; Kent County, Del.; Lexington-Fayette, Ky.; Otsego County, N.Y.; Reading, Pa.; Reno, Nev.; Sandusky County, Ohio; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Springfield, Mo.; Storey County, Nev.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Topeka, Kan.; Trenton, N.J.; Tuscarawas County, Ohio; and Washington County, Ill.
AT&T also said that its 5G+ service is available in parts of 35 cities. This millimeter wave technology is faster than the carrier’s 5G service – it can reach download speeds of more than 2 Gbps — but has limited coverage. It so far is aimed at businesses, universities, hospitals and sports venues.
AT&T 5G Expansion
AT&T began 5G deployments in 2018 and 2019, and has added numerous additions markets this year:
- March 3, 2020: Albany, Ga.; Albany, NY.; Athens, GA.; Beaverhead County, MT; Binghamton, NY.; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO.; Hamilton, OH; Lancaster, PA.; Lincoln County, MT.; Madera County, CA.; Madison County, VA.; Mono County, CA; Provo, UT; Raleigh County, WV; Ross County, OH; Santa Rosa, CA.; Springfield, OH; State College, PA.; Sussex County, NJ and Worcester, MA.
- Feb. 17, 2020: Chattooga County, GA.; Hunterdon County, NJ; Las Cruces, NM.; Long Branch, NJ; New Brunswick, NJ; New Haven, CT; Ocean County, NJ; Orange County, NY; Portland, Ore.; Utica-Rome, NY; Vallejo, CA.; Whitfield County, GA. and Wilmington, DE.
- Feb. 11, 2020: Gila, Ariz.; Hartford, CT.; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO.; Macon, GA.; Newaygo, MI.; Northeast PA.; Salem, OR; Spokane, WA.; Worth, GA. and York, PA.
- Feb. 5, 2020: Atlantic City, NJ; Bakersfield, CA.; Boston, MA.; Dayton, OH; Frederick, MD.; Liberty, GA.; Modesto, CA; New Bedford, MA.; Oxnard, CA; San Luis Obispo, CA.; Santa Barbara, CA.; St. Louis, MO and Wichita, KS.
- Jan. 3, 2020: Baltimore; Bridgeport, CT.; Buffalo; Detroit; Las Vegas; Louisville, KY.; New York City; Philadelphia and Washington DC markets.
A study by IHS Markit’s RootMetrics found that there are significant differences between carriers’ 5G services. The rule of thumb is that the faster the service, the smaller the coverage area.