AT&T comes through with 100 5G markets

Hey folks, here’s some news that has nothing to do with that health scare we’re all talking about.

AT&T has lit up even more markets for 5G, bringing the total to 100. In addition, they have opened up parts of 35 cities for “5G+,” their millimeter wave service that has speeds up to 2,000Mbps.

5G is coming and nothing can stop it

I think we’re all hoping that very soon now, we can get back to talking about “something, anything else.” Here at The Solid Signal Blog we’re committed to help you keep your mind off the big story as much as possible. So let’s talk 5G.

5G is the next generation of phone service. It’s not just faster than 4G or LTE, but it has less latency. (Read why that’s such a big deal.) When 5G is commonplace, it will let all our devices communicate quickly enough that we’ll be able to do amazing things. 5G-enabled cars will be able to understand their position on the road. That will aid in self-driving technology and also help with accident avoidance. 5G-enabled mobile hotspots will probably replace Wi-Fi as the preferred method of connecting when you’re out and about. After all, public Wi-Fi isn’t incredibly safe and cellular communication can be safer depending on how it’s used.

For now, the number of 5G devices is pretty limited. 5G+ is even more limited… you’ll need a commercial account to use it in most cases. But that’s about to change. Samsung is already starting to produce the Galaxy S20 5G, and the iPhone 12 is probably not that far off either. By the end of the year I predict that anyone who wants a 5G phone will find one they like.

The 100 markets with 5G

AT&T issued a press release talking about the current state of AT&T 5G. Here’s the list of the markets that were just added:

  • Allentown, Pa.
  • Brown County, Ind.
  • Hancock County, Ga.
  • Hancock County, Ohio
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Kent County, Del.
  • Lexington-Fayette, Ky
  • Otsego County, N.Y.
  • Reading, Pa.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Sandusky County, Ohio
  • Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Springfield, Mo.
  • Storey County, Nev.
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Topeka, Kan.
  • Trenton, N.J
  • Tuscarawas County, Ohio
  • Washington County, Ill.

These markets join these others which have already been announced:

  • March 3, 2020: Albany, Ga.; Albany, NY.; Athens, GA.; Beaverhead County, MT; Binghamton, NY.; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO.; Hamilton, OH; Lancaster, PA.; Lincoln County, MT.; Madera County, CA.; Madison County, VA.; Mono County, CA; Provo, UT; Raleigh County, WV; Ross County, OH; Santa Rosa, CA.; Springfield, OH; State College, PA.; Sussex County, NJ and Worcester, MA.
  • Feb. 17, 2020: Chattooga County, GA.; Hunterdon County, NJ; Las Cruces, NM.; Long Branch, NJ; New Brunswick, NJ; New Haven, CT; Ocean County, NJ; Orange County, NY; Portland, Ore.; Utica-Rome, NY; Vallejo, CA.; Whitfield County, GA. and Wilmington, DE.
  • Feb. 11, 2020: Gila, Ariz.; Hartford, CT.; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO.; Macon, GA.; Newaygo, MI.; Northeast PA.; Salem, OR; Spokane, WA.; Worth, GA. and York, PA.
  • Feb. 5, 2020: Atlantic City, NJ; Bakersfield, CA.; Boston, MA.; Dayton, OH; Frederick, MD.; Liberty, GA.; Modesto, CA; New Bedford, MA.; Oxnard, CA; San Luis Obispo, CA.; Santa Barbara, CA.; St. Louis, MO and Wichita, KS.
  • Jan. 3, 2020: Baltimore; Bridgeport, CT.; Buffalo; Detroit; Las Vegas; Louisville, KY.; New York City; Philadelphia and Washington DC markets.

Are you ready for 5G?

If you’re ready to make the jump to the fastest possible data speeds, call the experts at Signal Connect. As an AT&T Preferred Dealer, they can help you find the best deals on the service you need. It’s easy! Just call 888-233-7563 and talk directly to the experts! If it’s after East Coast business hours, fill out the form below and someone will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.