Details in Sac Business Journal
Sacramento will be the first city in the nation where Verizon will roll out commercial application of 5G high-speed wireless service, the company announced Wednesday.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) officials said in a news release the company expects to launch the service locally in the second half of 2018.
Sacramento is among three to five markets getting the 5G (fifth generation) services, which will use radio signals instead of fiber or copper cables to give customers faster levels of connectivity and service.
The announcement is the latest chapter in an ongoing partnership between the telecommunications company and Sacramento.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg has also pushed for more initiatives to build the city’s technology sector, as city officials aim to make the city a hub for testing for new technologies such as autonomous vehicles.
“It’s another game-changing moment for our city as we demonstrate Sacramento is the leading place to be, experience, and create the future,” Steinberg said of Verizon’s announcement, in a statement Wednesday.
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