Earlier this year, AT&T announced that Dallas, Waco, and Atlanta would see mobile 5G before the end of this year. This week, they’ve gone and added three other markets to this list — Charlotte, Raleigh, and Oklahoma City.
If you live in one of these cities, congratulations, you’ll see mobile 5G by the end of this year.
If you don’t see your city named, don’t worry! AT&T has stated it intends to offer mobile 5G in up to a dozen US cities this year, so keep your fingers crossed.
On top of this excitement, AT&T also announced it has added 8 new markets of LTE-LAA (AT&T LAA reference at bottom of linked post). Those cities are Austin, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, San Antonio, San Jose, Tampa, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. LTE-LAA has peak theoretical wireless speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second on capable devices, which is much faster than the 16Mbps I currently see on AT&T’s 4G LTE network in my living room.
For those wondering how they will access this mobile 5G, the company still says it will release a new 5G-capable WiFi hotspot by the end of the year.