But not all areas of St. Paul will be able to access the carrier’s 5G network.
BY OSCAR GONZALEZ |
Verizon continued the rollout of its with the addition of St. Paul, Minnesota, the company said in a press release Thursday. This is the carrier’s fifth city with the higher-speed service, following Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Providence, Rhode Island.
Not all areas of St. Paul will be able to access Verizon’s 5G network. Parts of downtown, Lowertown and West Seventh neighborhoods can access the faster service, according to the carrier.
Speed tests of Sprint, which also launched its , Verizon’s didn’t have as much wide coverage as its competitor.showed downloads breaking 1 gigabits per second. While the were faster than its rival
Thursday also saw the release of Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot, the MiFi M1000. The device uses both 5G and 4G LTE networks and retails for $650, or $27.08 a month for 24 months.
plans to have its new network up in 30 cities by the end of 2019.
Originally published July 18, 7:08 a.m. PT.
Correction, 10:22 a.m. PT: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of cities planned for Verizon’s 5G rollout. It’s 30 cities by the end of 2019.