INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Verizon on Tuesday announced Indianapolis will be the fourth city scheduled to receive 5G residential broadband service in the second half of 2018.
The company said in a news release that it previously said it would launch 5G in four cities this year, and Indianapolis joins Houston, Los Angeles and Sacramento as the first U.S. cities to get 5G service.
Verizon boasts that it will be the first wireless technology provider to deploy 5G residential broadband service and 5G mobile service in the United States.
The 5G residential broadband will mean greater internet service options and faster internet speeds, the release said.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in the release:
“Indianapolis is one of our nation’s leading tech and business hubs, making our community a natural location to launch innovative new technology. I applaud today’s announcement by Verizon, naming our city one of the first 5G cities in the nation and look forward to the increased connectivity for our residents. Verizon’s commitment to collaboration through investments in our city infrastructure and upgrades to venues like Lucas Oil Stadium led naturally to this next step. We expect to continue to build Indianapolis’ global reputation as a center of innovation with the rollout of 5G.”
Verizon will host an employee town hall at the Verizon Wireless store at 8760 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN at at 11 a.m. Thursday to thank Indiana-based employees and local government and business leaders who support Verizon’s 5G residential broadband deployment.