Verizon is expanding its reach, and this time around the 5G Ultra Wideband Network is coming to both Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11
Sometimes late last year, the American Telecoms made its first debut in four locations which include Houston, Sacramento, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles, although using an early version of the 5G standard created by the 5G Technology Forum. The company’s mobile implementation and all future Verizon 5G services are built to use the NR standard from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
That been said, Verizon announced on Wednesday, that the company plans to launch its 5G Ultra Wideband Network in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. The rollout, however, will start on a small scale. Verizon told a reliable source that in the Windy City, they’ll be focusing on service on The Loop near landmarks like Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and Union Station as well as in the River North, Gold Coast, and Old Town areas.
“Minneapolis will see a similar concentration, focused on the Downtown West, Downtown East, and Elliot Park areas of the city, with a focus on landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center as well as the Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium sports venues, along with the Verizon store in the Mall of America.”
While there are several preparations ongoing with respect to the launch in the new locations, Verizon will be opening pre-orders for its 5G Moto Mod on March 14. Using the mod, Moto Z3 owners can transform their device into a 5G-capable handset. The 5G Moto Mod and Moto Z3 smartphone were first announced last August. With the slow pace at which Verizon is making waves, one cannot tell how long it will take to see the network activity in every corner of the globe.
One of the companies marketing note reads that; “Experience ultra-fast wireless speeds, download, and stream movies and TV shows in seconds. Plus, 5G’s ultra-low latency will allow business customers to video conference and collaborate remotely in near real time.”
It is also important to know that 5G network is expected to be faster than whatever that is going around for now, however, having something faster than the 4G or LTE is not a bad idea at all. For that which is faster, you will have to pay $10 per month onto its Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans for the opportunity to utilize its new 5G network.