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T-Mobile’s 5G service now live in Kettle Falls, Colville

This photo from Feb. 25, 2019 show a banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. T-Mobile launched 5G service on Friday in Kettle Falls and Colville. (Manu Fernandez / AP)
This photo from Feb. 25, 2019 show a banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. T-Mobile launched 5G service on Friday in Kettle Falls and Colville. (Manu Fernandez / AP)

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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