Verizon continued the rollout of itswith 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.
Speeds test ofshowed downloads breaking 1 gigabits per second. While the were faster than its rival Sprint, which also launched its , Verizon’s didn’t have as much wide coverage as its competitor.
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.
will have its new network up in 19 cities by the end of 2019.