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AT&T expands 5G deployment to an additional 137 markets

18 June 2020

AT&T has turned on its 5G network in 137 additional markets bringing its total to 327 markets in the U.S. where the company has deployed the next generation wireless technology.

AT&T said that it has the potential to serve more than 160 million consumers over these markets. This is the total number of consumers that could potentially use the 5G network. Of course, this means that consumers would need to sign up for the additional 5G data fees and have a 5G smartphone. Also, deployment of 5G networks has typically been restricted to highly populated areas with limited coverage over entire cities. So most consumers will still be on 4G networks, but when they enter a 5G zone they would switch over to the higher speed network.

AT&T has been aggressive with its rollout of 5G networks in 2020 with 13 cites being introduced in the early part of the year and another 22 cities that received 5G in March. It then made a huge leap in deployments with 90 markets going live in April. With this latest announcement, AT&T has now deployed 5G service to about 240 markets in 2020.

The new deployments include: six cities in Alabama; Anchorage, Alaska; six cities in Arkansas; seven cities in California; two cities in Colorado; 11 cities in Florida; five cities in Georgia; Elmore County, Idaho; nine cities in Illinois; eight cities in Indiana; Lawrence, Kansas; Spencer County, Kentucky; nine cities in Louisiana; Portland, Maine; three cities in Maryland; five cities in Michigan; Jackson, Mississippi; Moniteau County, Missouri; Lander County, Nevada; two cities in New Mexico; four cities in New York; two cities in North Carolina; six cities in Ohio; three cities in Oregon; eight cities in Pennsylvania; Newport County, Rhode Island; four cities in South Carolina; six cities in Tennessee; eight cities in Texas; Beaver County, Utah; two cities in Virginia; three cities in Washington; four cities in West Virginia; and four cities in Wisconsin.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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