Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband Connectivity to Cover 175 Million People by End of 2022

Verizon today announced that it is ahead of schedule with its rollout of 5G Ultra Wideband technology, and that the faster speed 5G will cover 175 million people by the end of the year.

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Both Verizon and AT&T were able to expand their 5G networks in January with the deployment of C-Band 5G spectrum. Verizon pledged to bring 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity to 1,700 cities in January, covering over 100 million people. Verizon says that its accelerated goal of reaching 175 million people at the end of 2022 has been made possible by "the incredible pace of deployment achieved by Verizon's network engineering team."

5G Ultra Wideband from Verizon is up to 10x faster than LTE speeds and can hit speeds of more than a gigabit per second.

Verizon today also announced a new "+play" feature for subscribers, offering a "direct-to-consumer platform" to allow users to discover, purchase, and manage their favorite subscriptions in one place, similar to Apple TV Channels. Verizon customers will have access to exclusive deals through partnerships with Disney+, Netflix, Peloton, and others. +play is set to launch later this year.

Top Rated Comments

MrENGLISH Avatar
26 months ago
That's great but I'm not paying an extra $35 per month to have access to it, Verizon.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
26 months ago
My home is barely covered with 4G, so I'm not getting my hopes up. Thank god for Wi-Fi calling, so many dead zones in my house.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barkomatic Avatar
26 months ago
When I got my iPhone 12 at launch the 5G and 5GUW was super fast in my city (NYC). The service has greatly degraded since then to LTE speeds most of the time. I had the same experience in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Kinda underwhelming in the end. Every once in awhile I'll still enjoy a fast signal but more often then not it's just LTE speeds with a 5G icon.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
26 months ago
I only get 5Ge from ATT which is just rebranded LTE and I live in an area where ATT really wants to impress. I have never seen real 5G.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bayportbob Avatar
26 months ago
gimme the 5G home internet and I will be happy
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamw Avatar
26 months ago
Faster Internet options are always welcomed. Now if I could only get it here where I live.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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