Verizon launches 5G cellular services in Akron

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AKRON, Ohio – Akron on Friday joined Cleveland as the second Northeast Ohio coverage area for Verizon’s 5G networks – the so-called fifth generation of cell phone technology that promises faster speeds than 4G LTE networks.Akron and Nashville, Tennessee joined Verizon’s “5G Ultra Wideband” service on Friday, bringing the company’s total to 57 cities with this 5G service, Verizon said in a news release.Verizon’s 5G is already live in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The 5G networks in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, also extend into the Toledo area, according to Verizon’s coverage map.“Verizon continues its aggressive expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband service, adding to the growing list of cities with access to the amazing new capabilities this technology brings,” Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer, said in a statement. “Customers in these cities are at the forefront of game-changing technology, with access to download speeds and bandwidth that will power the future of consumer, business and government mobile applications.”The new high-speed networks are built on much smaller cells than older cellular systems. Customers are able to reach internet speeds up to 4Gbps, or billions of bits per second, which could allow them to …

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