5G logo neon sign taken at MWC 2019

All the major US carriers have already launched 5G networks and are working hard to expand nationwide. Some rely more on millimeter wave (mmWave) technology for higher speeds, while others favor low-band spectrums for better coverage. In this post, we look at all the 5G cities in the US by carrier and talk a bit about speeds, frequencies, and more.

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Verizon 5G cities

Verizon’s 5G network uses 28GHz and 39GHz bands, both high-band millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. That means the network can produce high speeds but isn’t the best for coverage and building penetration — making it difficult if not impossible to use 5G indoors.

Our very own Eric Zeman tested Verizon’s 5G network last year in Chicago and reached a maximum peak download speed of 1.256Gbps. To put this into context, the speed allows you to download a 50-minute episode of Stranger Things in about 12 seconds.

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However, we achieved those results by practically standing under the 5G nodes. Across the city, the average download speed was a lot slower (but still fast) at 594Mbps.

Verizon has deployed 5G in many cities across the US so far, with more joining the list soon. You can check out these cities below. Additionally, you can check out Verizon’s coverage map to see 5G markets in more detail.

Verizon’s 5G cities:

  • Akron
  • Albuquerque
  • Anaheim
  • Ann Arbor
  • Arlington
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boise
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Colorado Springs
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Durham
  • Fort Wayne
  • Grand Rapids
  • Greensboro
  • Hampton Roads
  • Hartford
  • Hoboken
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Jersey City
  • Kansas City
  • Knoxville
  • Las Vegas
  • Little Rock
  • Los Angeles
  • Louisville
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • New England
  • Oklahoma City
  • Omaha
  • Panama City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Providence
  • Raleigh
  • Richmond
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Sarasota
  • Sioux Falls
  • Spokane
  • St. Louis
  • St. Paul
  • St Petersburg
  • Syracuse
  • Tampa
  • Tucson
  • Tulsa
  • Washington D.C.

T-Mobile 5G cities

Whereas Verizon relies solely on millimeter wave technology for its 5G network, T-Mobile has a different approach. The carrier is using its collection of 600MHz spectrum as the foundation of its 5G service. The 600MHz band — sometimes referred to as Band 71 — is much better at penetrating buildings and works well over longer distances. However, it isn’t as fast as mmWave.

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T-Mobile’s 5G signal is available across the country. The carrier switched on the “nationwide network” back in December, covering around 5,000 cities and 200 million people. You can check out the map on T-Mobile’s website to see exactly where 5G is and isn’t available at the moment.

However, the carrier also offers millimeter-wave coverage (39GHz and 28GHz), although it’s only available in parts of the six large cities listed below. We tested it out and New York City — check out the download speeds achieved here. T-Mobile’s second phase of 5G rollout is dedicated to mid-wave towers, so you’ll still only see peak speeds in the cities below:

T-Mobile’s 5G cities (mmWave):

  • Atlanta
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

AT&T 5G cities

The company uses the term 5G to describe its 850Mhz network and 5G Plus for its mmWave service. 5G is available in around 100 cities, while 5G Plus is live in parts of 35 cities.

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5G Plus is the faster of the two options because it uses the mmWave technology, but that also means it offers less coverage and doesn’t penetrate buildings that well — you’ll have a hard time using it indoors. 5G, on the other hand, offers better coverage but slower speeds. You can check out all the cities below.

AT&T’s 5G cities:

  • AL: Anniston, Birmingham, Butler, Cleburne County, Dothan, Franklin County, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Lamar County, Mobile, Tuscaloosa
  • AK: Anchorage, Bethel, Haines, Wade-Hampton County
  • AZ: Gila, Mohave County
  • AR: Clay County, Cleburne County, Cross County, Fayetteville-Springdale, Fort Smith, Franklin County, Garland, Hempstead County, Little Rock, Madison County, Marion, Ouachita County, Pine County, Polk County, Pope County, Sharp County
  • CA: Alpine County, Bakersfield, Chico, El Dorado County, Fresno, Kings County, Los Angeles, Madera County, Modesto, Mono County, Oxnard, Redding, Sacramento, Salinas, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sierra County, Stockton, Tehana County, Vallejo, Visalia-Tulare, Yuba City
  • CO: Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins-Loveland, Greeley, Saguache, San Miguel County
  • CT: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, New London-Norwich
  • DE: Kent County, Wilmington
  • DC: Washington
  • FL: Bradenton, Calhoun County, Citrus County, Collier County, Daytona Beach, Dixie County, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Glades County, Hamilton County, Hardee County, Jacksonville, Jefferson County, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Monroe County, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, Putnam County, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Walton County, West Palm Beach
  • GA: Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Bleckley County, Chattooga County, Dawson County, Early County, Hancock County, Jasper County, Liberty, Macon, Marion County, Warren County, Whitfield County, Worth
  • HI: Honolulu, Kauai, Maui County
  • ID: Boise City, Boundary County, Elmore County, Idaho County
  • IL: Adams County, Alton-Granite City, Aurora-Elgin, Bureau County, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Clay County, Decatur, Joliet, Mason County, Montgomery County, Springfield, Vermilion County, Washington County
  • IN: Bloomington, Brown County, Decatur County, Elkhart-Goshen, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Huntington County, Indianapolis, Kosciusko County, Muncie, Newton County, Randolph County, South Bend, Warren County
  • IA/NE: Sioux City
  • KS: Brown County, Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita
  • KY: Fulton County, Lexington-Fayette, Louisville, Mason County, Meade County, Spencer County, Trimble County
  • LA: Baton Rouge, Beauregard Parish, Caldwell Parish, Claiborne Parish, Houma-Thibodaux, Iberville Parish, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Massachusetts, Monroe, Morehouse Parish, New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish, Springfield, Shreveport, St. James Parish, West Feliciana Parish
  • ME: Portland
  • MD: Baltimore, Cumberland, Frederick, Garrett County, Hagerstown, Kent County
  • MA: Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Worcester
  • MI: Alger County, Allegan County, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Cass County, Cheboygan County, Detroit, Gogebic County, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Manistee County, Muskegon, Newaygo
  • MN: Chippewa County, Duluth, Hubbard County, Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur County, Minneapolis, Pipestone, Rochester, St. Cloud
  • MS: Jackson, Leake County, Tunica
  • MO: Bates County, Callaway County, Columbia, De Kalb County, Joplin, Kansas City, Marion, Moniteau County, Saline County, Springfield, St. Joseph, St. Louis
  • MT: Beaverhead County, Billings, Deer Lounge County, Great Falls, Lincoln County, Mineral County
  • NV: Lander County, Las Vegas, Reno, Storey County
  • NH: Portsmouth
  • NJ: Atlantic City, Hunterdon County, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Ocean County, Sussex County, Trenton, Vineland-Millville
  • NM: Colfax County, Grant County, Las Cruces, Lincoln County, San Juan County, Santa Fe County
  • NY: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Chautauqua County, Elmira, Glen Falls, Jefferson County, New York City, Orange County, Otsego County, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica-Rome, Yates County
  • NC: Anson County, Hickory, Yancey
  • ND: Bismark, Divide, Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks
  • OH: Akron, Ashtabula County, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Clinton County, Columbiana County, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Hancock County, Lima, Lorain-Elyria, Mansfield, Mercer County, Morrow County, Perry County, Ross County, Sandusky County, Springfield, Steubenville, Tuscarawas County, Williams County, Youngstown
  • OK: Beckham County, Garvin, Grant County, Tulsa
  • OR: Clatsop County, Eugene-Springfield, Lincoln County, Medford, Portland, Salem, Seminole, The Dalles
  • PA: Allentown, Altoona, Bedford County, Bradford County, Crawford County, Greene County, Harrisburg, Huntingdon County, Jefferson County, Johnstown, Lancaster, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Northeastern, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Sharon, State College, Union County, Wayne County, Williamsport, York
  • PR: Adjuntas Municipality, Aguadilla, Aibonito Municipality, Arecibo, Ceiba Municipality, Ciales Municipality, Mayaguez, Ponce, Rincon Municipality, San Juan
  • RI: Newport County, Providence
  • SC: Anderson, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Laurens County, Oconee County
  • SD: Hanson County, Kingsbury County, Marshall County, Rapid City, Sully County
  • TN: Chattanooga, Fayette County, Giles County, Lake County, Maury County, Memphis, Nashville
  • TX: Abilene, Amarillo, Atascosa County, Austin, Beaumont, Briscoe County, Brownsville, Burleson County, Bryan-College Station, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Concho County, Corpus Cristi, Dallas, DeSoto, Edwards County, El Paso, Fannin County, Galveston, Hardeman County, Houston, Jack County, Killeen-Temple, Laredo, Longview, Lubbock, McAllen, Navarro County, Newton County, Parmer County, Runnels County, San Antonio, Sherman-Denison, Texarkana, Tyler, Victoria, Waco, Wichita Falls, Wilson County
  • USVI: St. Croix, St. Thomas
  • UT: Beaver County, Box Elder County, Provo, Salt Lake City
  • VA: Amelia, Caroline County, Danville, Frederick County, Madison County
  • WA: Bellingham, Bremerton, Clallam County, D.C., Ferry County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County, Olympia, Pacific County, Richland-Kennewick, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima
  • WV: Charleston, Grant County, Huntington-Ashland, Monongalia County, Parkersburg-Marietta, Raleigh County, Tucker County, Wetzel County, Wheeling
  • WI: Columbia County, Janesville – Beloit, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Pierce County, Racine, Sheboygan, Wood County
  • WY: Casper, Sheridan County

AT&T’s 5G Plus cities:

  • AZ: Phoenix
  • CA: Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Oakland, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood
  • FL: Jacksonville, Miami, Miami Gardens, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IL: Chicago
  • IN: Indianapolis
  • KY: Louisville
  • LA: New Orleans
  • MD: Baltimore, Ocean City
  • MI: Detroit
  • NC: Charlotte, Raleigh
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NY: New York City
  • OH: Cleveland
  • OK: Oklahoma City
  • PA: King of Prussia, Philadelphia
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco
  • WI: Milwaukee