Two of the largest cities in the West are scheduled to see one of the largest installations of faster speed wideband technology later this year.
Verizon Wireless has announced that it is targeting Phoenix and Denver among a select list of some thirty cities to receive a technology that promises to be up to one hundred times faster than current wireless speed technology.
The New York-based Verizon, the single largest provider of wireless telecommunications in the country, has already launched its 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis.
In a statement, Andy Choi, a spokesperson for Verizon, said “Life on 5G will move faster than the blink of an eye, and the uses are limitless. From autonomous vehicles, smart medical procedures, the boundaries of 5G are only limited by our imagination.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said the new technology will “strengthen Arizona’s wireless infrastructure and help keep Arizona at the forefront of technological innovation.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock also hailed the news from Verizon, saying the installation of the ultra-wideband service is going to “put us on the leading edge of this new technology and will be a big boost to our residents and businesses once it’s rolled out here.”
By Garry Boulard
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