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Minneapolis has cutting-edge 5G wireless network - barely, but it's here


April 10, 2019

Verizon launched 5G network coverage in limited parts of Minneapolis and Chicago last week. File photo of Verizon's display of 5G-capable smartphones and tablets at a telecom convention in February.

Minneapolis is at the leading edge of cellphone technology for the first time. Barely. But it is.

Just as tens of thousands of people were descending on Minneapolis for the Final Four last week, the city became one of the first places in the world to have a fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network. Data travels four to 10 times faster on 5G than on the 4G networks that have been around about a decade.


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