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AT&T expands its 5G network to North Carolina and Kansas City

July 20, 2018 — by Engadget.com0

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AT&T’s mobile 5G network will expand to three new cities this year. Folks in two of North Carolina’s biggest population centers — Charlotte (above) and Raleigh — and those in Kansas City will have access to the faster wireless signal. Previously, it announced Atlanta, and Dallas and Waco in Texas. “We’re deliberately launching with a mix of big and mid-sized cities,” AT&T said in a press release. “All Americans should have access to next-gen connectivity to avoid a new digital divide.”

In addition to news about “real” 5G, AT&T also shed some light on the status of its pseudo-5G network. Another eight cities have come online with LTE-LAA today: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, San Antonio, San Jose, Tampa and Tuscaloosa.

Back in January, the telco announced that its new true 5G network would be available in a dozen cities by year’s end. Now to start speculating what combination of burgeoning metropolises and smaller burgs will gain access.