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Verizon plans to expand 5G coverage to 30 more cities in the United States

Iphone 12 5g
Iphone 12 5g (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Verizon is expanding its mid-band 5G coverage to 30 more cities.
  • It also plans to expand its 5G coverage from 100 to 175 million people by the end of 2022.

Verizon is expanding its 5G technology to more cities next year.

In a press release (opens in new tab), the company announced that it will be deploying 5G Ultra Wideband in at least thirty new markets in the United States inlcuding Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Denver.

The company says that it plans to expand its coverage from 100 million people to 175 million people by the end of this year. Kyle Malady, EVP and President of Global Network and Technology, said that Verizon has been able to expand 5G coverage ahead of its original schedule because of "driving more efficiency and coverage from the C-band spectrum."

"This early spectrum clearance is just the latest development that allows us to bring 5G Ultra Wideband to our customers faster. We've been able to accelerate deployment because we're driving more efficiency and coverage from the C-band spectrum, leveraging opportunities like the one we are announcing today, and leveraging our already in place infrastructure. In my career with Verizon, I have never experienced a network deployment move so quickly."

With the expansion, customers with the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and new iPhone SE will be able to access the new speeds. Just keep in mind that Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G actually falls into the mid-band speeds rather than the highest mmWave speeds.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.