Verizon, a Council member, announced that, as of November 19, 2019, customers in will be able to access its 5G Ultra-Wideband network in various parts of Boston, MA. The telecommunications company made a promise to bring 5G to mobile customers in more cities by the end of 2019.
Verizon’s 5G network will be concentrated in the Fenway area of Boston, along Brookline Avenue and near Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The service will also be available near Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Fenway Park, and Emmanuel College. 5G has a greater bandwidth than 4G, allowing for the transfer of more data in the same amount of time at a lower latency. The network also allows for more devices to be connected at the same time. Verizon began its rollout of 5G in Providence, RI, earlier this year.
“We are building our 5G Ultra-Wideband network to support the type of transformative breakthroughs people imagine when they think of next-generation connectivity, and we’re working to build those services with leaders in manufacturing, publishing and entertainment, and in our 5G Labs,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s Chief Technology Officer, in a statement.
The Council commends Verizon on its mission to expand 5G networks to urban spaces around New England and the U.S.