It took a long time, but Verizon (the parent company of Engadget) is finally offering 5 G service on its home turf. The carrier switched to ultra-wideband 5 G in New York City's "sections" that focused mainly on highly trafficked regions.

You will find it in the Financial District in Manhattan, Harlem (including East Harlem), Hell's Kitchen, Midtown, and Washington Heights. Brooklynites can discover it in downtown, while inhabitants of Bronx will discover it in Fordham Heights, Hunt's Point, and Pelham Bay.

Also around major landmarks such as Bryant Park, Madison Square Garden and the Broadway Theater District there are 5 G pockets. In parts of Boise, Idaho and Panama City, Florida, service also officially launches.

Like other ultra-wideband deployments, if you want a taste of 5 G gigabit-class velocity and small lag, there are plenty of draws engaged. Besides the unfinished coverage and dearth of instruments, it's finicky because of the very nature of millimeter wave access. It rarely goes far indoors, and losing the link and dropping to LTE does not require much interference.

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You will most likely use 5 G instead of inside the coffee shop on the sidewalk. It could take a long time before you can simply suppose coverage is accessible, and as the technology extends to lesser frequencies it could only achieve profound indoors.