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Verizon's sports arena 5G does not reach every seat



5G rolls out at San Francisco Chase Center, Denver's Pepsi Center and Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena – the homes of the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns respectively. But the NBA season starts tomorrow, and fans who expected faster internet speeds during games may be disappointed.

As Ars Technica points out, this is not entirely surprising given that Verizon's early 5G is easily blocked by walls and other obstacles, and we have seen firsthand that 5G can be stained to non-existent indoors. Verizon has also brought 5G to a handful of NFL stadiums, but it's limited in those settings as well. Being unable to provide full 5G coverage at an arena or stadium does not bode well for Verizon, as it plans to bring 5G to 30 cities.

Engadget has reached Verizon for comment.


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