Tag Archive: Network


AT&T launches 5G network in 10 cities

AT&T on Friday announced that it has finally kicked off 5G service for consumers in select cities across the US.

As expected, it launched in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Providence, RI, Rochester, NY, and San Diego. But, in a surprising move, the 5G service also makes its debut in another five markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, CA, Milwaukee, and Birmingham, AL.

AT&T, who appears to be moving ahead of its scheduled pace, plans to have a “nationwide” footprint by the  [Read More…]

I used T-Mobile’s new 5G network, and it’s a whole lot like its 4G network

There are improvements to be found, but this isn’t a complete game changer yet.

The early days of 5G networks are confusing, with the biggest annoyance being the explanation of what kind of 5G network a given carrier is using. There’s mmWave, which Verizon is incredibly bullish on, and then there’s Sub-6, which has been deployed by far more carriers around the world and is easier to launch quickly and comprehensively. (And then, there are differences in  [Read More…]

T-Mobile launches 5G network ahead of schedule

It only be a few days difference, but T-Mobile’s 5G network has gone live ahead of its planned launch date. Indeed, 600MHz “low-band” 5G is now available across more than one million square miles.

According to T-Mobile, its 5G network covers more than 200 million Americans living in more than 5,000 cities and towns. T-Mobile offers a map of its coverage with the capability of zooming in to city levels. Additionally, it does have an actual list (PDF) of cities  [Read More…]

Verizon offers up coverage maps for its 5G network

Verizon this week began offering coverage maps for its 5G network, giving customers a chance to see where its new high-speed data might be available.

Although it went months back, Verizon had been reluctant to provide any specific maps. And while it does make an effort to spell out the neighborhoods and landmarks for cities in its press releases, it’s different to actually view coverage.

If interested in seeing where Verizon 5G is offered, you can do so at the  [Read More…]

What you need to know about the ‘other’ network provider, U.S. Cellular

What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.

When people talk about postpaid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: U.S. Cellular.

Even though U.S. Cellular is a smaller company, it partners with other providers to offer great coverage nationwide. If  [Read More…]

Verizon 5G network arrives in Boston, Houston, and Sioux Falls

Verizon on Tuesday announced that its 5G network has arrived for three more US cities. The latest markets to pick up super fast data speeds are Boston, Massachusetts, Houston, Texas and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

As is the case with other US cities, Verizon’s 5G network doesn’t blanket the entire city and is instead focused on select areas, neighborhoods, and points of interest.

READ: Where is Verizon 5 offered?

Here’s how Verizon breaks out each of the new 5G cities:

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Is the PlayStation Network down?

The PlayStation Network isn’t down right now — but we’re still here to help.

Best answer: No, all PlayStation Network services appear to be up and running across all devices. The last time the network encountered any issues was on Nov. 2 where players reported problems with social features and online gaming.

How to fix PlayStation Network connection problems

If the entire PlayStation Network is down, the situation is unfortunately out  [Read More…]

T-Mobile 5G network to launch December 6

T-Mobile on Thursday announced its latest Un-carrier initiative, which is actually the first under the “New” T-Mobile. It’s a forward-looking perspective at what the company plans to do once its merger with Sprint is finalized.

READ: T-Mobile reveals a number of initiatives for post-Sprint merger

There were three major components to the “New Un-carrier 1.0” announcement, all of which are tied to its 5G network.

According to T-Mobile, it plans to launch its 5G network on December 6 whereupon it  [Read More…]

The UK may allow Huawei to power parts of its 5G network

Huawei would have access to ‘non-contentious’ parts of the network.

What you need to know Prime Minister Boris Johnson could allow Huawei to access ‘non-contentious’ parts of the UK’s 5G network. This would put the UK at odds with the U.S. government and President Trump. The decision would come in response to the UK government wanting access to technology that doesn’t exist in the West.

Despite lobbying from the U.S. and allegations that Huawei works for the  [Read More…]

NordVPN fesses up to data center breach, insists network is ‘still safe’

The breach occurred in March 2018.

What you need to know NordVPN is one of the most popular virtual private network service providers. One of its data centers was breached back in March of 2018, the company recently admitted. It claims no user activity logs or credentials were compromised.

A Finnish data center hosting NordVPN servers was breached early last year, the company admitted in a blog post earlier today.

It fingered a remote management system used  [Read More…]