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Verizon to offer 5G to some customers in 11 U.S. cities

Staff Writer |
Verizon Communications will offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to some customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

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Verizon will begin pilot testing 5G "pre-commercial services" in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The company had said last July that it laid out plans to conduct trials for its 5G network this year.

New 5G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and up to maybe 100 times faster than today's 4G networks, with the potential to connect at least 100 billion devices with download speeds that can reach 10 gigabits per second.

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