Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service comes to Hampton Roads
First region in Virginia to get fastest internet speed.
Verizon announced Monday that its 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service is now active in Hampton Roads. The service is available in 31 cities across the country and works on seven mobile phone models.
The fifth-generation cellular network covers several parts of the region, including Virginia Beach Oceanfront, downtown Norfolk, Newport News, Old Dominion University, Hampton and Chesapeake. It’s also available near landmarks such as the boardwalk, Hilltop Shopping Center, The Scope, S.B. Ballard Stadium, Crossways Shopping Center, Peninsula Town Center and Hampton Coliseum.
“It’s exciting to see 5G launch in the 757, and the race is on to expand it across Virginia,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. “This technology will propel the industries that drive coastal Virginia — the military, advanced manufacturing, logistics, higher education, health care, tourism and more. We can’t wait to see new opportunities unfold for workers and innovators.”
The Washington, D.C., region already has 5G access, including around the Reagan National Airport and Crystal City, but Hampton Roads is the first larger region solely in Virginia to receive 5G. Verizon also announced Monday that its mobility service is now live in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.