01.30.2020 — Three new cities are now live with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service: Little Rock, AR, Kansas City, MO and Cincinnati, OH. These cities join the list of 31 5G Ultra Wideband cities launched in 2019. Verizon’s 5G mobility service is built right and a truly powerful experience that has the potential to significantly impact industries as diverse as public safety, health care, retail and sports including this week’s big game.
“We’re continuing to expand our 5G Ultra Wideband service to more customers, starting 2020 where we left off in 2019,” said Kyle Malady, chief technology officer for Verizon. “Our 5G Ultra Wideband network uses millimeter wave spectrum and is specifically designed to provide customers significantly faster download speeds and greater bandwidth than what is delivered in today’s 4G world. What we’re building is transformational and will change the way we live, work and play.”
Service and Coverage Area Details
In Little Rock, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of Midtown, University District, Birchwood, Otter Creek and near landmarks such as: UAMS College of Medicine, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Rock Creek Square Plaza Shopping Center, and Outlets of Little Rock.
In Kansas City, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of Downtown, Midtown-Westport, Plaza Midtown, Olathe and near landmarks such as: The Garment District, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Rockhurst University as well as inside and around the professional football stadium.
In Cincinnati, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of Downtown, Mt. Adams, West End, Evanston, Walnut Hills, Corryville, Clifton, Price Hill, Over-The-Rhine, Mt Auburn, Avondale, Newport (KY), Dayton (KY), Bellevue (KY) near landmarks such as: Great American Ballpark, Duke Energy Convention Center, Serpentine Wall, City Hall, Xavier University, Cincinnati Zoo, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati Christian University and Newport Waterfront (KY).
When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G-enabled device transitions to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the network more people rely on. In fact, recent reports have said that Verizon’s 4G LTE is faster than other 5G networks in recent user-experience testing.
Verizon currently offers seven 5G-enabled devices.