In April of 2019, the first two cities in the world went live with Verizon’s 5G mobility network and today that number has grown to 28.
The latest cities to get Verizon 5G include Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah and Spokane, Washington. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service is accessible on seven devices, the most 5G devices available on any 5G network.
“We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network right to support the type of transformative breakthroughs people imagine when they think of 5G,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “Our customers, local leaders and government officials recognize how super-fast downloads speed and low latency can change how they live, work and play. They are as excited about 5G Ultra Wideband service as we are.”
Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network has been recognized by federal, state and local officials and city leaders around the country. Verizon’s 5G mobility service has the capability to support improvements in accessibility, expand the capabilities of broadband and change industries as diverse as public safety, healthcare and retail.
Service and Coverage Area Details
In Charlotte, 5G Ultra Wideband service can be found in parts of Uptown, Barclay Downs, South Charlotte and near landmarks, such as: Bank of America Stadium, South Park Mall, Park Town Village, Presbyterian Medical Center and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
“Today’s announcements that Verizon’s 5G service will be available in two North Carolina cities reflect our state’s leadership in technology and innovation,” said Rep. Jason Saine, member of North Carolina’s House of Representatives.
In Grand Rapids, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be available in parts of Downtown, East Grand Rapids, Allendale, Kentwood, Wyoming and near landmarks, such as Grand Valley State University, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Woodland Mall, Shops at CenterPoint and Rogers Plaza.
“The Michigan Chamber congratulates Verizon on their 5G expansion in Michigan,” said Michigan Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley. “This investment will help businesses in West Michigan stay on the cutting edge of communication, increase efficiency and better serve their customers.”
In Greensboro, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be initially available in parts of East Greensboro, West Greensboro, South Greensboro and near landmarks such as Bennett College, Warnersville Recreation Center, University Village Student Apartments and Old Peck Park.
“Verizon’s next generation 5G technology is an asset, adding necessary service to some underserved Greensboro communities,” said Nancy Vaughan, Mayor of Greensboro, N.C. “The city prides itself on innovation and we are so excited to be among the first cities in North Carolina to provide 5G service.”
In Miami 5G Ultra Wideband service will be available in parts of Downtown Miami along Biscayne Blvd and near landmarks, such as: The Frost Museum, American Airlines Arena, Hard Rock Stadium, the surrounding area of Miami Gardens, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
“Miami continues to experience incredible growth,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “Faster speeds and expanded connectivity made possible by 5G can not only make it easier to do business here, but can also add another exciting dynamic to Miami’s innovative services to serve as the next step in our smart city approach to solving problems and improving lives.”
Salt Lake City
In Salt Lake City, 5G Ultra Wideband service will be available in parts of Downtown and near landmarks, such as: Salt Palace Convention Center, Pioneer Park, The Gateway Mall, Washington Square Park and Vivint Smart Home Arena.
“I am thrilled that Verizon has named Salt Lake City as one of its first 30 5G cities in the United States, and was privileged to sponsor legislation that helped not only Verizon, but all providers, to be able to deploy 5G technology in Utah,” said Curtis Scott Bramble, Utah State Senator. “I know that SLC is Verizon’s first 5G designated city in the State of Utah and am looking forward to Verizon expanding the technology to other cities in the state as soon as possible. I believe that 5G will help the Utah economy grow, and provide critical benefits to our citizens in areas such as public safety, health, transportation and commercial consumer interest.”
In Spokane, 5G Ultra Wideband service can be found in parts of Cliff/Cannon, Comstock, Northtown, Nevada Heights and near landmarks, such as: The Glover Mansion, Cowley Park, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Comstock Park.
“As we work to create a smart city with an innovation economy in Spokane, faster and improved connectivity is critical,” said Spokane Mayor David Condon. “I am excited that Verizon has chosen Spokane to be one of the first cities to receive its 5G services. Verizon already is a partner in Spokane’s Urbanova project and a long-term provider of technology and communications services in Spokane. Through technology investments, Verizon is helping our community grow, as the City’s One Spokane Joint Strategic Plan anticipates.”
“Verizon and Urbanova have been working together since 2018 focused on our shared commitment to find ways to improve the economic, social and environmental equity and resilience in communities,” said Kim Zentz, CEO Urbanova. “Today’s announcement affirms Spokane’s leadership in developing ways to make life better for people and enabling smarter infrastructure.
When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G-enabled device transitions to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the network more people rely on.