T-Mobile launched its fifth generation wireless network Friday in Kettle Falls and Colville.
The wireless carrier’s 5G service is a 600 MHz, low-band spectrum, which is the foundation for ultra-fast speeds in the future.
Download speeds on T-Mobile’s 5G network will be 20% faster than LTE service.
“We’ve been building toward this day for a really long time. Professionally, it’s incredibly rewarding to bring places like Kettle Falls and Colville a technology that has the potential to close the Digital Divide and level the playing field for rural America,” Brian Tucci, a Spokane-based T-Mobile network engineer said in a statement.
The service is included for customers with 5G compatible phones at no extra charge.
T-Mobile offers five phones compatible with 5G service, including three models of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, which are available as of Friday.
T-Mobile launched its 5G service in Spokane in December.
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