Verizon is rolling out faster 5G in more places, but you’ll have to guess where

From 60 MHz to 100 | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Verizon says that customers in “many markets across the US” could get significantly faster 5G speeds, even when they’re not right next to a cell tower. According to a press release on Monday, this is possible because Verizon’s deploying extra C-band spectrum; for some areas, the carrier’s now using 100 MHz of bandwidth instead of 60 MHz. The company says some engineers got blazing fast download speeds of 1.4 Gigabits per second when they were “near active cell sites,” which dropped down to a (still very fast) 500 Mbps after they moved “further away from the towers.”

Verizon didn’t immediately respond to The Verge’s question about how far the engineers were from the towers when they conducted the test.

While people using Verizon’s ultra…

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