Carriers continue to expand the number of 5G markets that they service. AT&T announced yesterday that its 5G network is now live for consumers and businesses in 22 more markets across the U.S., bringing AT&T’s total number of 5G markets to 80.
As AT&T expands 5G, the latest 5G markets added for the company include Madera County, Mono County and Santa Rosa, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Albany and Athens, Ga.; Worcester, Mass.; Beaverhead County and Lincoln County, Mont.; Sussex County, N.J.; Albany and Binghamton, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Columbus, Hamilton, Ross County and Springfield, Ohio; Lancaster and State College, Pa.; Provo, Utah; Madison County, Va. and Raleigh County, W. Va.
AT&T Expands 5G
AT&T said it is building its more widely available 5G network using low-band spectrum. This service now covers more than 80 million people, offers coverage over broader distances than 5G+ and is designed for 5G mobility. Its worth noting, though, that 5G+ speeds are dramatically faster than for low-band 5G. 5G+ service is deployed in the millimeter wave band, but with more limited coverage. Customers at select businesses, universities, hospitals and sports venues are early users.
As Telecompetitor reported, at the end of January, Verizon went live with its 5G Ultra Wideband service in three additional cities: Little Rock, AR, Kansas City, MO and Cincinnati, OH. These cities join the list of 31 5G Ultra Wideband cities launched in 2019. Verizon to date has relied solely on millimeter wave spectrum for 5G.