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AT&T's 5G network is now available nationwide

2020-07-23 18:59 by
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AT&T says its 5G network now is officially nationwide. The company says its 5G is now available to more than 205 million consumers in 395 coverage markets across the US. By crossing the 200 million mark the company now meets the Federal Communication Commission's definition of a nationwide network.

AT&T has achieved its coverage with a mix of 5G technology. Super-fast millimeter wave signals, which can be five times the speed of current 4G signals, are available in parts of 35 markets, the company says. Making up the rest of the network are so-called "sub-6 GHz" signals, which travel farther and provide more reliable, robust coverage but deliver speeds similar to current connections.

"Our strategy of deploying 5G in both sub-6 (5G) and mmWave (5G+) spectrum bands will provide the best mix of speeds, latency and coverage that are needed to enable revolutionary new capabilities to fuel 5G experiences for consumers and businesses," AT&T vice president of technology operations Chris Sambar said in a statement.

Alongside with the nationwide milestone, AT&T announced plans to expand 5G access to prepaid customers and offer 5G to postpaid users on its least expensive unlimited plan next month.

For postpaid, AT&T’s is adding 5G service to its Unlimited Starter plan, charging $140 per month for four lines ($35 per line/per month). The carrier already offered 5G on its higher tier unlimited plans. 5G will also be available to AT&T business customers on Unlimited Web-Only and Starter plans. The expanded 5G access for AT&T consumer and business customers start Aug. 7.

AT&T prepaid users can get 5G with a capable device on the Unlimited Plus plan, which costs $75 per month or $50 with autopay. Cricket Wireless users, meanwhile, can activate 5G service on a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G starting August 21.

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