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AT&T provides 5G to Austin, Miami, Salt Lake City, and 25 other locations

AT&T’s low-band 5G network is increasing to 28 new areas nowadays, together with Austin, Miami, Dallas, and Salt Lake Town. If you have been waiting around for a slight velocity improve around your existing LTE relationship and have a 5G-appropriate cellphone, you may want to examine if your neighborhood is component of this most recent enlargement.

Technically, we’re talking about AT&T’s very low-band 5G community, which has somewhat greater speeds and latency when compared to 4G LTE. When OpenSignal analyzed 5G speeds from big phone carriers in downtown metropolitan areas more than the winter, it observed AT&T’s small-band down load speeds averaged 59.3Mbps. The low-band community is not to be confused with AT&T’s 5G As well as, a significant-band community with mmWave frequencies, which give considerably more quickly world-wide-web speeds than small-band offerings — at times more than 1Gbps. The company also presents a different “5G” selection: 5G E. But that is not actual 5G at all, but instead a a little bit faster edition of LTE. Certainly, it is all a little confusing.

My colleague Chaim Gartenberg did a sturdy explainer on 5G before this month and spelled out that while 5G, in common, will add to and improve cellular technologies, it offers a good deal of tradeoffs owing to how 5G radio’s electromagnetic spectrum will work, how expensive 5G smartphones are, and the minimal assortment of 5G network protection.

The new addition delivers AT&T’s total amount up to 355 protection areas, while its huge milestone was in April when the carrier launched its very low-band 5G in 137 new cities like Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Nashville, and Tallahassee. The carrier’s promising nationwide 5G by the end of the yr. Here’s the total listing of all the places now featuring reduced-band 5G starting nowadays:

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Arkansas

Florida

  • Melbourne
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • West Palm Beach

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Michigan

Missouri

Minnesota

North Dakota/Minnesota

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • Aguadilla
  • Aibonito Municipality
  • Arecibo
  • Mayaguez
  • Ponce
  • Rincon Municipality
  • San Juan

Tennessee

Texas

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Navarro County
  • Victoria
  • Wilson County

Utah