Verizon turns on 5G in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC

From CNET: Verizon is continuing to expand its 5G deployment, nearly doubling its count of next-generation network locations with four additional cities Wednesday. New to the live list: Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC.

All cities were part of Verizon's previously announced list of areas due to get 5G in 2019, with service in the new locations going live today. The carrier has previously announced that it plans to launch 5G in over 30 cities this year, having already gone live in Chicago; Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Denver and Providence, RI.

With its nine to total locations, Verizon jumps past Sprint (5 cities) and T-Mobile (6) for the second most active cities with 5G. It still trails AT&T's count of 20 live 5G cities, though whereas the other three carriers make their 5G services available to consumers today, AT&T is still limiting its new network to developers and businesses.

Similar to its other deployments of millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G, areas in each city that will offer Verizon's speedy new networks will be limited to start.

In Detroit, Verizon says its 5G Ultra Wideband service will initially be concentrated in parts of Dearborn, Livonia, and Troy, including areas around the Oakland-Troy Airport.

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