Verizon will launch 5G service in Memphis in 2019

Verizon will launch 5G service in Memphis in 2019

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Verizon is bringing its 5G Ultra Wideband service to Memphis this year.

The Bluff City is one of 20 that will get the service at its launch later this year. It's already live in Chicago and Minneapolis.

“This is an exciting day for Memphis,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “This is another testament that our momentum is real and will play a large part in continuing to advance equitable economic development throughout our city. We’re so thankful to our partners at Verizon and MLGW for helping make this happen.”

Verizon said 5G has the potential to improve artificial intelligence, education, healthcare, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles.

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