Verizon launched its C-Band 5G network under the 5G Ultra Wideband 5G class of 5G. They also announced that 100 million people will now have access to the network in 1,700 cities, which they said would provide a better experience. They launched the launch without a 5G coverage map. This would have shown us exactly where this shiny new 5G might be. They gave us one this week.
Verizon’s new 5G map shows large areas of the darkest and brightest red. It is also covered by 5G Ultra Wideband. Areas like Portland, OR, which is my hometown, had never been covered by 5G Ultra Wideband. You can see that Portland and its surrounding areas are covered by bright red 5G Ultrawideband. To get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband, you would have to travel east from Portland to Gresham, which was not the C-Band type.
This map could just be showing where Verizon is planning to launch their new CBand 5G. If you’re running around in red neighborhoods and don’t get a significant boost in download speeds, it could be because of this map. You would also need one of these 5G phones to connect to it.
Are you not seeing large blotches in bright red? Verizon claimed that there were 1,700 cities with an emphasis on the city part. Although I don’t know what Verizon considers a city, a decent-sized place like Spokane in Washington isn’t showing any C-Band activity yet. To see how coverage will be in your region of the US, you’ll need to enter your address.
You can check Verizon’s 5G map by clicking this link.