Verizon's 5G service will be activated today in Denver, Colorado, and will be available in Providence, Rhode Island, beginning July 1. If you live in those cities, the operator says that you will see typical download speeds of 450 Mbps, with maximum speeds of 1.5 Gbps. Verizon plans to charge customers an additional $ 10 per month for 5G service, but is currently exempt from paying that additional fee.
Verizon shared the image of an LG V50 ThinQ, one of the four 5G compatible devices in its network, which passes at 2Gbps download speeds in Aurora, Colorado. This is a big improvement over the already impressive 1 Gbps result that was seen by Chris Welch The Verge last month in Chicago, one of the two cities where Verizon initially launched its 5G mobile service. Download speeds will vary significantly depending on their proximity to one of the operator's 5G nodes. If you go inside or you are no longer in one's line of sight, you will descend to a 4G LTE signal very quickly.
Unfortunately, Verizon does not provide a 5G coverage map to show where you can take advantage of the fast mmWave spectrum. T-Mobile did it recently, and although it definitely highlights how mmWave coverage is in this early stage of 5G implementation, at least it is transparent. However, Verizon has shared some specific locations in both cities where you can find 5G coverage.
Verizon's 5G ultra-wide band service will initially focus on the Highlands areas, south of position 37 between Calles de Tejon and Navajo. Coverage can also be found throughout LoDo and around Coors Field. Businesses and consumers will also have ultra-wide 5G band service in the central business district around popular landmarks such as the Denver Performing Arts Center, Sculpture Park and outside the Paramount Theater. The Capitol Hill areas and the Northern Sections of the Denver Tech Center will also have Verizon's 5G ultra-wideband service.
Verizon customers and consumer customers will initially see the 5G ultra-wide band service in parts of College Hill, Federal Hill Mount Hope, and around places like Brown University (Erickson Athletic Complex, Wriston Quadrangle), the Rhode Island School of Design and Providence College.
Following the launch in Providence on July 1, Verizon's 5G network will run in four cities in the US. UU He says it will take him to more cities by 2019, including:
Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego , Salt Lake City and Washington, DC
Verizon's 5G launch is delayed with respect to T-Mobile, which will launch its service tomorrow, June 28, in six US cities. UU .: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. Sprint is also already offering the 5G service in several cities, although it adopts a different approach and does not use the millimeter wave for its 5G network. Carriers are competing to take 5G to more cities, even if the race itself is a sham.