Verizon proves it has a sense of humor by referring to its 5G expansion efforts as “aggressive”

Verizon’s long-term ambitions to (potentially) overtake T-Mobile in terms of 5G coverage got a big boost earlier this week with the long-awaited announcement of the big winners in the FCC’s biggest spectrum auction ever, but Big Red will have to continue to promote the controversial benefits of mmWave technology.

Of course, the 5G Ultra Wideband network itself is quite impressive, delivering insane speeds where T-Mo’s low and medium band signals will never come close. The problem is, so few of the many people who subscribe to the country’s largest wireless service provider can actually reach those download (and upload) numbers, let alone a 5G UW connection indoors or out for more than a few seconds. even during a walk can maintain the park.

For what it’s worth, Verizon appears determined to continue the mmWave ad charade, with the network’s rollout being labeled as “aggressive” in a press release detailing the expansion of this “transformational service” to three new cities. is announced.

Obviously, 5G Ultra Wideband access is now only available in “parts” of Sacramento, Seattle and Pensacola, and ominously Big Red isn’t bothering to list the “parts” where eligible customers can get lucky in the future. to have. The provider also seems to no longer keep the count of cities supported by mmWave, although the current count is quite easy to calculate when looking back at last month.

Verizon claimed in early January that it closed last year with Ultra Wideband service available in (parts of) 61 cities, adding Colorado Springs, CO, Columbia, SC and Knoxville, TN to the list before also spreading the love to the three previously mentioned places.

Until Big Red will be able to challenge Magenta’s excellent balance between 5G speeds and availability on Sprint’s mid-band spectrum, its customers will essentially have to settle for a spotty but blazing-fast mmWave signal or a ‘rural’ low -band DSS network with LTE comparable speeds.

Not surprisingly, this nationwide 5G service is available in Sacramento, Seattle, and Pensacola (among many other places), with no effort required to switch from Ultra Wideband to DSS should the previous signal be unreachable.

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