A- A+

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Service Coming to Des Moines in 2019

April 25, 2019

DES MOINES – Today, Verizon identified Des Moines as one of 20 U.S. cities that will receive Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019. Earlier this year, Verizon committed to providing 5G Ultra Wideband service in more than 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network is currently live in Chicago and Minneapolis.

5G will positively impact lives across Des Moines – in places like schools, hospitals and local businesses. 5G has the potential to make really big waves in exciting and life-enhancing spaces such as artificial intelligence, education, healthcare, robotics, virtual realityaugmented realityautonomous vehicles, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G Ultra Wideband service uses new radio technology and device hardware to deliver advanced capabilities to consumers and businesses. When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, 5G compatible devices automatically and seamlessly hand off the signal to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the nation’s best and most reliable 4G LTE network.

“5G Ultra Wideband service is coming to Des Moines this year," said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “Today’s announcement is just the start for Des Moines and we’re excited to bring the game-changing power of 5G Ultra Wideband service to consumers, business and government agencies in 2019. Verizon continues to lead in 5G. We launched the first commercial broadband 5G service last October, Verizon 5G Home, and turned up our 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis, providing the world’s first commercial 5G mobile service with a 5G-enabled smartphone.”

In addition to Des Moines, Verizon, today, also unveiled the names of 19 additional cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019. They are: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Washington DC.

To learn more about Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband technology, and the mobile devices you can use on it, visit vzw.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s10-5g or https://www.verizonwireless.com/5g/phones/.

Interested in learning more about 5G and adding your voice to the chorus of public officials, local businesses and fellow citizens advocating for this next generation technology? Visit Lets5G.com to help bring Verizon 5G service to your neighborhood.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.


News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at verizon.com/about/news/. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit verizon.com/about/news/rss-feeds.

Verizon Media Contact:

Steve Van Dinter

Twitter: @svandinter