The world of cord-cutting continues to grow at a faster pace. We want more content, faster, and on more devices. That’s a tall order for communications to maintain.
In order to keep up with the bandwidth demands and drains on broadband, media companies must upgrade the rate they transfer information. Enter 5G.
The Birth of 5G on AT&T
As we have been following closely, AT&T was the first mass communications company to dip their toes into the 5G waters. The organization had a soft roll-out of 5G coverage late last year.
They plan to continue their 5G expansion through the rest of the year. AT&T has taken a rather slow approach to see its major markets get faster streaming. This lack of foresight has opened the door for other companies to begin their 5G initiative. Now, the race is on.
Sprint Introduces 5G to Four Markets
Today, Sprint took a monumental step in challenging AT&T at the top of the 5G mountain. The cell tower provider announced that 5G is live for customers in four major U.S. outlets.
You can now sign up for Sprint 5G in:
- Atlanta, GA
- Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
- Houston, TX
- Kansas City, MO
While this is major news for southern America, not every county will have coverage immediately.
According to Sprint,
Atlanta: Sprint 5G covers approximately 150 square miles and 565,000 people from downtown to Dunwoody!
Dallas-Fort Worth: Sprint 5G cover sapproximately 575 square miles and 1.6 million people across the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area serving Irving and downtown Fort Worth, including Sundance Square, Las Colinas, and the North Dallas area from Preston Hollow to Addison.
Houston: Sprint 5G covers approximately 165 square miles and 800,000 people across the cultural center of Houston from downtown to Memorial City Mall/City Centre Plaza.
Kansas City: Sprint is the first wireless operator to launch 5G in its hometown, with service covering approximately 225 square miles and 625,000 people from downtown Kansas City, MO, to Overland Park, KS where the company is headquartered.
While it’s only four cities (and not every county), Sprint is already covering a lot of ground. They’re making even more noise by being the first 5G presence in their hometown of Kansas City. With an already successful 5G roll out underway, Sprint is already looking ahead at future areas to extend this service.
The Future of Sprint 5G
Knowing that you’re only as good as you are tomorrow, Sprint has their eye on possible vicinities for their next 5G release:
- Chicago, IL
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Phoenix, AZ
- Washington, D.C.
5G is expected to pop up in at least a few weeks and up to a couple of months. They did note that their 5G services will be available on May 31, 2019, via LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub devices.
Have you experienced the benefits of 5G? How was it? Let us know in the comments below!