12.17.2019 — You can now access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Des Moines, Iowa, bringing the total number of Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service cities to 20. With access to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network you can enjoy near real-time mobile experiences with super fast speeds, ultra-low latency and massive bandwidth. 5G Ultra Wideband service lets you stream your favorite 4K videos with virtually no buffering, video chat with almost no lag and download large presentations just in time for your next meeting.
“Our 5G Ultra Wideband network supports the type of transformative breakthroughs people imagine when they think of next-generation connectivity,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “Bringing this type of 5G mobility services to customers in Des Moines is just one more step in Verizon’s strategy to build 5G right.”
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie said, “We are excited that Verizon is bringing their new technology to Des Moines, which will enhance the way our city is able to communicate. This will be an asset to the city as we grow and continue into the 21st century.”
Service and Coverage Area Details
5G Ultra Wideband service will be available in parts of Downtown, East Village, and West Des Moines around landmarks such as: Iowa State Capitol, Hyvee Hall, Wells Fargo Arena, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Principal Park, Jordan Creek Town Center and MercyOne West Des Moines. Detailed coverage maps will be available on December 20, 2019.
When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G-enabled device transitions to Verizon’s award-winning 4G LTE network, the network more people rely on. Verizon currently offers seven 5G-enabled devices.