Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband service now live in Spokane - Verizon/Urbanova partnership thriving

Friday, December 20, 2019

In April of 2019, the first two cities in the world went live with Verizon’s 5G mobility network and today that number has grown to 28. The latest cities to get Verizon 5G include Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah and Spokane, Washington. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service is accessible on seven devices, the most 5G devices available on any 5G network.

“We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network right to support the type of transformative breakthroughs people imagine when they think of 5G,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “Our customers, local leaders and government officials recognize how super-fast downloads speed and low latency can change how they live, work and play. They are as excited about 5G Ultra Wideband service as we are.”

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network has been recognized by federal, state and local officials and city leaders around the country. Verizon’s 5G mobility service has the capability to support improvements in accessibility, expand the capabilities of broadband and change industries as diverse as public safety, healthcare and retail.



In Spokane, 5G Ultra Wideband service can be found in parts of Cliff/Cannon, Comstock, Northtown, Nevada Heights and near landmarks, such as: The Glover Mansion, Cowley Park, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Comstock Park.

“As we work to create a smart city with an innovation economy in Spokane, faster and improved connectivity is critical,” said Spokane Mayor David Condon. “I am excited that Verizon has chosen Spokane to be one of the first cities to receive its 5G services. Verizon already is a partner in Spokane’s Urbanova project and a long-term provider of technology and communications services in Spokane. Through technology investments, Verizon is helping our community grow, as the City’s One Spokane Joint Strategic Plan anticipates.”

“Verizon and Urbanova have been working together since 2018 focused on our shared commitment to find ways to improve the economic, social and environmental equity and resilience in communities," said Kim Zentz, CEO Urbanova. "Today’s announcement affirms Spokane’s leadership in developing ways to make life better for people and enabling smarter infrastructure.

When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the 5G-enabled device transitions to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the network more people rely on.

Verizon currently offers seven 5G-enabled devices. Learn more or purchase a 5G device here.

Learn more about Verizon 5G and public spaces.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband Cities

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is now available in Charlotte, Greensboro, Grand Rapids, Miami, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Hoboken, Memphis, Des Moines, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, Sioux Falls, Dallas, Omaha, ChicagoMinneapolisDenverProvidenceSt. PaulAtlantaDetroitIndianapolisWashington DCPhoenixBoise, Panama City and New York City