AT&T turns on low-band 5G network in 10 markets across the country

From CNET: AT&T's 5G low-band network is finally ready for consumers. The wireless giant announced Friday that it has officially turned on 5G in 10 markets across the country. The new network, which works with the $1,300 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G that is also available today, is AT&T's first 5G network that regular people can use.

Areas for the initial launch include Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Alabama; Providence, Rhode Island; Rochester, New York and San Jose, California.

The next wave of markets set to get the new network include Boston, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; Las Vegas, Louisville, Kentucky and New York City. While no firm timeline has been given, AT&T says it will turn the network on "soon" and is working "toward offering nationwide coverage in the first half of 2020."

AT&T has a millimeter-wave based 5G network, which it calls "5G Plus," live in parts of 23 cities across the country but it has limited access thus far to just developers and businesses. Both networks are different than "5GE," what AT&T has called its 4G LTE network since earlier this year.

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