5G Network Coming Soon to Ann Arbor

Verizon is going to be introducing a 5G (fifth-generation) mobile network. 5G is expected to be 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G networks.

Network testing will be occuring in 11 cities later this year. Ann Arbor will be one of the 11 cities they will be testing in. With Ann Arbor only ten miles away, some Dexter students may be able to participate in the trial.

“That’s really cool that Ann Arbor is getting it and it’s so close to us,” junior Nick Barnes said.

The other 10 locations are Atlanta, Georgia; Bernardsville, New Jersey; Brockton, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Sacramento, California; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C.

Other companies like Nokia and AT&T are also starting to test these 5G networks with their customers, but have not released specific details yet.