Verizon has a goal of reaching thirty 5G markets by the end of 2019, resulting in a flurry of announcements towards the end of the year. It’s latest additions include six cities across five states, bringing the number to 28 markets.
The new 5G markets include Grand Rapids, MI; Miami; Salt Lake City; Spokane, WA and Charlotte and Greensboro N.C. The company also says that its Ultra Wideband mobile service is now offered on seven 5G-enabled devices.
“We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network right to support the type of transformative breakthroughs people imagine when they think of 5G,” Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer, said in a press release. “Our customers, local leaders and government officials recognize how super-fast downloads speed and low latency can change how they live, work and play. They are as excited about 5G Ultra Wideband service as we are.”
The service is not widely available in any of these markets, offering fairly limited 5G coverage, thanks to the short range of the millimeter wave spectrum Verizon uses. The latest local footprints include:
- Charlotte: Parts of uptown, Barclay Downs, South Charlotte and near landmarks, such as: Bank of America Stadium, South Park Mall, Park Town Village, Presbyterian Medical Center and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
- Grand Rapids: Parts of downtown, East Grand Rapids, Allendale, Kentwood, Wyoming and near landmarks, such as Grand Valley State University, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Woodland Mall, Shops at CenterPoint and Rogers Plaza.
- Greensboro: Initially in parts of East Greensboro, West Greensboro, South Greensboro and near landmarks such as Bennett College, Warnersville Recreation Center, University Village Student Apartments and Old Peck Park.
- Miami: 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.
- Salt Lake City: Parts of downtown and near landmarks, such as: Salt Palace Convention Center, Pioneer Park, The Gateway Mall, Washington Square Park and Vivint Smart Home Arena.
- Spokane: Parts of Cliff/Cannon, Comstock, Northtown, Nevada Heights and near landmarks, such as: The Glover Mansion, Cowley Park, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Comstock Park.
Service transitions to 4G when subscribers move out of 5G-enabled areas.
Verizon has been adding markets daily for the past few days. Other new markets include Memphis,Tennessee; Hoboken, New Jersey; and Des Moines, Iowa, among others.