AT&T Press Release| June 29, 2020
Consumers in new 5G markets among the first to experience the value of AT&T’s dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in launch of 5G, building on the nation’s best and also fastest wireless network.¹
DALLAS, June 29, 2020 — AT&T’s* 5G network is now live for consumers in 28 additional markets across the country and covers more than 160 million people. With today’s launch, AT&T now offers access to 5G on its best unlimited wireless plans for consumers and businesses in a total of 355 markets in the U.S.2
In parts of some markets, AT&T has enabled dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology which allows carriers to share the same channel between both 4G and 5G users simultaneously, based on demand, creating a seamless experience for customers. Through DSS, AT&T can deploy 5G faster and more efficiently to help more customers take advantage of 5G technology, sooner. This technology helps create an intelligent and robust network for customers.
“DSS is an important steppingstone on our path to nationwide 5G,” said Igal Elbaz, SVP of wireless and access technology. “We were the first U.S. carrier to deploy this technology in our network, and it’s now playing an important role as we work toward a nationwide 5G footprint this summer.”
The latest 5G markets available this week include:
1. Ouachita County
4. West Palm Beach
1. Maui County
1. Idaho County
1. Alton-Granite City
1. Chippewa County
1. Crawford County
2. Aibonito Municipality
6. Rincon Municipality
7. San Juan
1. Lake County
3. Navarro County
5. Wilson County
1. Salt Lake City
Additionally, we offer access to our 5G+ network, enabling super-fast speeds and responsive connections in parts of 35 cities.2
Learn more about AT&T’s 5G network at att.com/5gforyou.
1 America’s Best Network based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2019; Nation’s fastest network based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data median download speeds for Q1 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
2 Requires a compatible device and plan for 5G and 5G+ connections. Limited AT&T 5G and 5G+ availability. May not be available in your area. For coverage details visit att.com/5Gforyou.
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