Verizon is making its 5G Ultra Wideband Service available in three more markets. The new Verizon 5G markets are New York City, Panama City, FL and Boise, ID, the carrier said.
The carrier said that it promised to invest $25 million in Panama City to help the recovery from Hurricane Michael. The 5G upgrade is related to that. It will be deployed in downtown Panama City, Forest Park and Lower Grand Lagoon, which is in Panama City Beach.
In Boise, service will be established in downtown Boise, West Boise, West End, Meridian and Boise Junction. Landmarks covered include the Idaho State Capitol, St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, Fort Boise Park, Capital City Event Center, and Boise Town Square.
Of course, New York City is a complex environment compared to the other two locales. Here is where 5G from Verizon will be available:
- Manhattan: Midtown, Financial District, Harlem, East Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen and Washington Heights.
- Downtown Brooklyn
- The Bronx: Pelham Bay, Fordham Heights, and Hunt’s Point
- Around landmarks such as Bryant Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, Trinity Park (Brooklyn), the Lincoln Tunnel (Manhattan Entrance), Javits Center on 11th Ave between 36th and 37th streets, and the Theatre District on Broadway between 49th and 52nd.
“We’re continuing to build and expand our 5G Ultra Wideband network in both large cities, like New York and Chicago, and in smaller cities like Boise, Panama City and Providence,” Kyle Malady, Verizon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said in a press release. “Today our customers can expect to find our 5G Ultra Wideband network in business districts and public spaces where residents gather and tourists visit, and it will expand quickly to other areas as well.
With the three new Verizon 5G markets, the carrier now has 5G Ultra Wideband in 13 markets.