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Verizon announces 5G service in Ada

CAMBRIDGE, OH--Ada is among the locations that now have access to a 5G network from Verizon. Residents across Sylvania, Swanton, Lima, Ada, Mount Vernon, Zanesville, and Cambridge now have access to higher speeds and greater capacity. Verizon call it "5G Ultra Wideband power and performance comparable to a wired broadband internet connection to customers’ pockets."

These expansions come on the heels of major 5G Ultra Wideband deployments in larger metros in Ohio including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton.

“Expanding 5G service into the more rural areas of Ohio will enhance connectivity and will greatly benefit residents, helping them be more a part of the modern economy, healthcare and education system,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “On the state level, we look forward to continuing efforts to close the digital divide through the Ohio Broadband Strategy, and we support private investments that make expanded internet a reality.”

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband enables people to do things on their mobile device that many could only do before when connected to their home internet service. This includes everything from downloading huge documents and streaming movies in HD audio and video, to playing console quality games and conducting video chats, video conferencing and FaceTime calls with clear sound and video.

Network enhancements in Ohio
These deployments use Verizon’s recently acquired C-band spectrum. Verizon will deploy 5G Ultra Wideband using up to 100 MHz of C-Band spectrum in multiple Ohio markets, and will add even more bandwidth once all of its licensed spectrum is made available. This additional bandwidth, which will be available at the end of this year, will provide exceptional speed and capacity.

Lastly, the addition of 5G service in Ohio will result in exponential increases in data carried into and out of the cell sites serving the community, which requires upgraded fiber optic cable links. Verizon has increased the capacity on the fiber connections in many cell sites so they can carry 10 times the amount of data.