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AT&T launches 5G in 28 new areas, but is yours one of them? Here's the full list

AT&T launches 5G in 28 new areas, but is yours one of them? Here's the full list
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AT&T is continuing to roll out its 5G coverage nationwide. The carrier announced yesterday that it has launched its 5G network to a total of 179 million people, with 28 new markets nationwide. 

To be clear, this is AT&T’s low-band 5G network. The carrier uses dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) to help roll out 5G more quickly, but DSS acts more as a bridge between 4G and AT&T’s 5G Plus when it comes to internet speeds. This stuff is complicated, you can check out our guide to 5G to learn more about how it works, but the company itself has called its low-band 5G a “stepping stone” toward mmWave 5G coverage, meaning we’re still on the LTE spectrum for the meantime. 

Making the announcement yesterday Igal Elbaz, SVP of wireless and access technology, said: “DSS is an important stepping stone on our path to nationwide 5G. We were the first U.S. carrier to deploy this technology in our network, and it’s now playing an important role as we work toward a nationwide 5G footprint this summer.”

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AT&T's coverage map will show if 5G is in your area.  (Image credit: AT&T)

AT&T had initially said that it was aiming "toward offering nationwide coverage in the first half of 2020." Well, today officially marks that half-way point (we know right, it’s been a slow starter) but with coronavirus-related holdups, this is still a big step toward AT&T’s goal of nationwide 5G coverage. We're sure it'll be coming to a smartphone or laptop near you soon. 

AT&T’s 5G rollout: Is it coming to you?

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Florida

Melbourne

Miami

Orlando

West Palm Beach

Hawaii

Maui County

Idaho

Idaho County

Illinois

Alton-Granite City

Michigan

Jackson

Missouri

Columbia

Minnesota

Chippewa County

North Dakota/Minnesota

Fargo-Moorhead

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield

Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Puerto Rico

Aguadilla

Aibonito Municipality

Arecibo

Mayaguez

Ponce

Rincon Municipality

San Juan

Tennessee

Lake County

Texas

Austin

Dallas

Navarro County

Victoria

Wilson County

Utah

Salt Lake City

AT&T is one of the best internet providers and cell phone carriers, but like most providers its coverage isn’t universal. Its 5G coverage map will tell you if your area is covered, and to find out if there’s better coverage from another provider, we’re rounded up the cell phone coverage maps of all the top providers. In fact, we deemed T-Mobile the best 5G provider in our T-Mobile review