AT&T turns on 5G in New York, but it still isn't available to consumers

From CNET: AT&T turned on 5G in New York City on Tuesday, but it still isn't making its speedy new network available to regular consumers.

The new millimeter-wave network, or what AT&T calls "5G+," will be available in "parts" of New York City, though parts may be a bit of a stretch. In its release, AT&T acknowledges that the service will be in "limited areas initially" with a company spokesperson telling CNET that the new service will be available first in parts "near and around East Village, Greenwich Village and Gramercy Park."

AT&T has multiple versions of 5G, with 5G+ denoting its super-fast but limited range millimeter-wave flavor. The company also has "sub-6" spectrum that covers wider areas but at slower speeds which it will simply call "5G." Both of those forms of actual 5G are different than 5GE, the rebranding of AT&T's improved but existing 4G network that is currently available across the country.

"As a densely-populated, global business and entertainment hub, New York City stands to benefit greatly from having access to 5G, and we've been eager to introduce the service here," said Amy Kramer, president of AT&T's New York region, in a statement. "While our initial availability in NYC is a limited introduction at launch, we're committed to working closely with the City to extend coverage to more neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs."

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