Starting today, our customers on Super LTE will now have full access to mid-band 5G connectivity as it becomes available — on our Warp Speed 5G network.
Midband 5G or “C-Band” is a new spectrum that has never been used before for consumer cellular connectivity—it’s a brand new data highway without any congestion. It uses mid-band spectrum that bridges the gap between capacity and coverage area for 5G networks.
Where will Warp Speed 5G be available?
Although C-Band was never used for cellular communications, it was used for satellite broadcasting. Therefore, those spectrums need to be cleared out before cellular towers can use them.
This chart from PC Mag shows the 46 coverage zones where the spectrum will become available:
These coverage areas are widespread. So, for example, if you’re in Connecticut, you should expect to be covered by New York’s PEA. See the map below from the FCC that shows the PEA areas.
We will update this blog post as Warp Speed 5G becomes available in new areas. For now, get on your devices, try it out, and happy connecting!