Verizon 5G is barely coming to ‘parts of the seating areas’ at some NFL stadiums

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Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge

Verizon is continuing the rollout of its fast but spotty 5G service by bringing 5G to 13 NFL stadiums for kickoff weekend this Sunday. But the speedier network will only be available in “parts of the seating areas” and “could” be available in other parts of the stadiums. That type of hedging doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that Verizon’s 5G will let you post that touchdown celebration from the stands.

5G is still in its infancy, and carriers, including Verizon, are rushing to get networks up and running, sometimes at the cost of reliable service. The Verge’s Chris Welch went to Chicago to test Verizon 5G in May, shortly after its launch, and he said it showed truly next-gen download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second… if you…

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