Dallas-based AT&T has begun rolling out its 5G network across metro Detroit that it says will offer extra speed and capacity to serve high-traffic areas in places such as arenas, other venues, and campuses.
“I’m thrilled that our customers in the Detroit-area get to be among the first to experience AT&T 5G,” says David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan. “We plan to rapidly expand our coverage and we’re on track to offer nationwide AT&T 5G service in the first half of 2020.”
The company offers two types of next-generation technology – 5G and 5G+. 5G offers broad coverage for consumers and businesses over low-band 5G and Lewis says is ideal for mobile customers. The 5G+ offers extra speed and capacity over high-band 5G to serve high-traffic areas. Lewis says it is available for businesses and those collaborating with the company who are helping to explore new ways to unlock the performance capabilities of 5G+.
Detroit-area customers who travel outside of the coverage area with a compatible device will still be able to connect to the network on AT&T 5G Evolution and LTE, which has been updated in preparation for 5G. 5G Evolution is available in more than 500 markets and offers customers speeds up to twice as fast as LTE.