AT&T adds New York City to 5G list, promises expanded coverage

AT&T’s millimeter wave-focused 5G network has been somewhat mysterioussince it launched in late December 2018, but the top U.S. carrier has continued to expand its coverage since then. Today, AT&T is adding New York City to its list of 5G cities, albeit with the typical caveats: The network’s footprint is limited for now and accessible only to business customers. But the carrier has committed to making it better.

Initially, AT&T’s NYC 5G coverage is limited to parts of the East Village, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village, which is to say that it’s not exactly comprehensive. There’s also a plan to open a 20,000-square foot WarnerMedia Innovation Lab in Chelsea, but that’s not happening until early 2020. The carrier says it’s “committed to working closely with the city to extend coverage to more neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.”

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