AT&T lights up an amazing 137 new 5G markets

While the others bumble, AT&T beams!

Yesterday, most of the cellular world was talking about T-Mobile’s big outage. It affected callers on all networks and even created issues with land lines. The problem seems to be fixed now. That’s good news, and hopefully in the coming days we’ll come to understand what happened and why.

In the meantime, AT&T let loose an amazing upgrade to cities and towns all over the nation. They lit up 137 new markets with their low-band 5G service that will allow faster speeds without a massive increase in towers.

5G is here and it’s safe

There have been a lot of rumors about 5G in the past months, blaming it for the rise in health issues this year. There’s absolutely no reliable scientific data that proves any link between 5G and any virus, period. In fact, you need to understand that the 5G implementations that are going in right now are all on existing frequency ranges that have been in use for decades. AT&T’s 5G uses frequencies in the 600-850MHz band that were used initially for television; some of those frequencies have been used for cellular for years. The only difference is the technology that’s being used, not the frequencies.

327 markets, 160 million people

AT&T’s 5G technology now blankets the US with coverage in 27 markets encompassing 160 million people. Now, customers in Baton Rouge, Nashville, Tallahassee, and other cities can get in on the 5G fun using compatible phones and plans. Here’s the complete list of new cities added this week:


  • Anniston
  • Dothan
  • Florence
  • Gadsden
  • Mobile
  • Tuscaloosa


  • Anchorage


  • Clay County
  • Cleburne County
  • Cross County
  • Franklin County
  • Madison County
  • Pope County


  • Alpine County
  • Fresno
  • Kings County
  • Salinas
  • Sierra County
  • Stockton
  • Visalia-Tulare


  • Fort Collins-Loveland
  • Greeley


  • Calhoun County
  • Citrus County
  • Collier County
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Gainesville
  • Glades County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lakeland
  • Tallahassee
  • Walton County


  • Atlanta
  • Bleckley County
  • Early County
  • Jasper County
  • Warren County


  • Elmore County


  • Adams County
  • Aurora-Elgin
  • Bureau County
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • Clay County
  • Joliet
  • Montgomery County
  • Springfield
  • Vermilion County


  • Bloomington
  • Decatur County
  • Huntington County
  • Kosciusko County
  • Muncie
  • Newton County
  • Randolph County
  • Warren County


  • Lawrence


  • Spencer County


  • Baton Rouge
  • Caldwell Parish
  • Claiborne Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Lafayette
  • Monroe
  • Morehouse Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • West Feliciana Parish


  • Portland


  • Cumberland
  • Hagerstown
  • Kent County


  • Alger County
  • Allegan County
  • Benton Harbor
  • Manistee County
  • Muskegon


  • Jackson


  • Moniteau County


  • Lander County

New Mexico

  • Lincoln County
  • San Juan County

New York

  • Chautauqua County
  • Elmira
  • Jefferson County
  • Poughkeepsie

North Carolina

  • Anson County
  • Hickory


  • Ashtabula County
  • Columbiana County
  • Lima
  • Mansfield
  • Williams County
  • Youngstown


  • Lincoln County
  • Medford
  • The Dalles


  • Altoona
  • Bedford County
  • Bradford County
  • Huntingdon County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lebanon County
  • Sharon

Rhode Island

  • Newport County

South Carolina

  • Anderson
  • Calhoun County
  • Laurens County
  • Oconee County


  • Chattanooga
  • Fayette County
  • Giles County
  • Maury County
  • Memphis
  • Nashville


  • Amarillo
  • Brownsville
  • Bryan-College Station
  • Galveston
  • Killeen-Temple
  • Parmer County
  • Runnels County
  • Tyler


  • Beaver County


  • Caroline County
  • Danville


  • Okanogan County
  • Olympia
  • Pacific County

West Virginia

  • Charleston
  • Grant County
  • Huntington-Ashland
  • Tucker County


  • Kenosha
  • Racine
  • Sheboygan
  • Wood County

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.