Verizon’s 5G service is switching on today in Denver, Colorado, and it will be available in Providence, Rhode Island, starting on July 1st. If you live in those cities, the carrier says that you’ll see typical download speeds of 450 Mbps, with peak speeds hitting 1.5 Gbps. Verizon plans to charge customers an extra $10 per month for 5G service, but it’s currently waiving that added fee.
Verizon shared the image above of an LG V50 ThinQ, one of the four 5G-ready devices on its network, passing 2 Gbps download speeds in Aurora, Colorado. This is a huge improvement over the already-impressive 1 Gbps result that The Verge’s own Chris Welch saw last month in Chicago, one of two cities where Verizon initially launched its mobile 5G service. Download speeds will vary significantly depending on your proximity to one of the carrier’s 5G nodes. If you go inside or are no longer in the line of sight of one, you’ll drop down to a 4G LTE signal very quickly.
Unfortunately, Verizon isn’t providing a 5G coverage map to show where you can expect to take advantage of the fast mmWave spectrum. T-Mobile recently did, and while it definitely highlights how measly mmWave coverage…