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11.18.2019Personal Tech

When will 5G arrive?

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For many cities across the U.S., 5G has already arrived.

Verizon has been preparing for the launch of 5G over the past few years and has been testing the technology in a variety of markets to ensure it is built right. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobile network officially launched in April of 2019 in Chicago and Minneapolis and is expected to reach more than 30 cities nationwide by year end. In addition to 5G mobility, Verizon also offers 5G Home broadband internet service in select cities in the United States.

Verizon’s 5G network can help spur the continuous growth of business, education and technology around the world. It has the potential to support millions of devices at once and can support improvements in accessibility, expand the capabilities of broadband and progress public safety, health and security.

When Does 5G Arrive in Your City?

The following cities and neighborhoods have already welcomed the Verizon 5G mobile network in 2019 and there are more on the way.

Chicago – launched April 3, 2019

  • The Loop (West Loop and South Loop, near landmarks like Willis Tower, Union Station, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and The Chicago Theater)
  • Magnificent Mile (around the Verizon store)
  • The Gold Coast
  • River North
  • Old Town

Minneapolis – launched April 3, 2019

  • Downtown West and East, near landmarks like the Minneapolis Central Library, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Mill City Museum, Target Center, First Avenue venues, The Commons, and U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Elliot Park
  • Mall of America (in the Verizon store)

Denver – launched June 27, 2019

  • Highlands, South of 37th between Tejon and Navajo Streets
  • LoDo
  • Around Coors Field
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Sculpture Park
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Areas around Capitol Hill
  • Northern sections of The Denver Tech Center

Providence – launched July 1, 2019

  • College Hill
  • Federal Hill
  • Mt. Hope
  • Around landmarks like Brown University (Erickson Athletic Complex, Wriston Quadrangle), Rhode Island School of Design, and Providence College

St. Paul – launched July 18, 2019

  • Downtown
  • Lowertown
  • West Seventh neighborhoods
  • Around landmarks like the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Fitzgerald Theater, Cathedral Hill Park, and the Alexander Ramsey House

Atlanta – launched July 31, 2019

  • Downtown, Midtown, and Tech Square
  • Around landmarks such as The Fox Theater, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Home Depot Backyard, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coca Cola
  • Parts of Renaissance Park

Detroit – launched July 31, 2019

  • Dearborn
  • Livonia
  • Troy
  • Areas around the Oakland-Troy Airport

Indianapolis – launched July 31, 2019

  • Arsenal Heights, Bates Hendricks, Castleton, Crown Hill, Fountain Square
  • Grace Tuxedo Park, Hawthorne, Historic Meridian Park, Lockerbie Square, and others
  • Around landmarks and public spaces such as Garfield Park and Indiana University School of Medicine

Washington, D.C. – launched July 31, 2019

  • Foggy Bottom
  • Dupont Circle
  • Cardozo / U Street
  • Adams Morgan
  • Columbia Heights
  • Le Droit Park, and others

Phoenix – launched August 23, 2019

  • Around landmarks like Phoenix Convention Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena, The Orpheum Theatre, CityScape, and Chase Field
  • Tempe, on the Arizona State University campus

Boise – launched September 26, 2019

  • Downtown Boise, West Boise, West End, Meridian, Boise Junction
  • Around landmarks like the Idaho State Capitol, St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, Fort Boise Park, Capital City Event Center, and Boise Town Square

Panama City – launched September 26, 2019

  • Downtown Panama City
  • Forest Park
  • Lower Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach

New York City – launched September 26, 2019

  • Manhattan: Midtown, Financial District, Harlem, East Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, and Washington Heights
  • Downtown Brooklyn
  • The Bronx: Pelham Bay, Fordham Heights, and Hunt’s Point
  • Landmarks: Bryant Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, Trinity Park (Brooklyn), the Lincoln Tunnel (Manhattan Entrance), Javits Center on 11th Ave between 36th and 37th, and the Theatre District on Broadway between 49th and 52nd

Dallas – launched October 25, 2019

  • Knox/Henderson
  • Downtown Dallas
  • Uptown
  • Medical Center Area
  • Deep Ellum
  • Landmarks: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, Jade Waters Pool, Dallas Comedy House, Dallas Theological Seminary and Turtle Creek Park

Omaha – launched October 25, 2019

  • Downtown Omaha
  • Landmarks: Old Market, Omaha Children’s Museum, The Orpheum Theatre, The Durham Museum, Heartland of America Park, Central High School and Creighton University

Expect to see Verizon launch 5G in more cities across the country throughout the rest of the year. These will be in both large and small cities, focusing on areas like business districts, public spaces and tourist gathering spots to provide super-fast speeds in high-density regions. For example, if you visit Millennium Park in Chicago or the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,  and you have a 5G device, you can experience the power of Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband in parts of these locales.

Learn more about all there is to come with Verizon 5GDon’t forget to check out our selection of 5G phones.

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