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Verizon has fastest 5G downloads, T-Mobile best 5G coverage in OpenSignal awards – CNET

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The latest OpenSignal report gives a look at the current state of US 5G. 

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When it comes to early 5G performance in the US, a new report from wireless tracking firm OpenSignal gives a good look at where things currently stand as all three major wireless providers begin to ramp up their new networks. 

In its newest awards, released on Tuesday, OpenSignal crowned Verizon’s millimeter-wave 5G network the fastest download speeds while giving T-Mobile the top prize for having the best coverage and availability. Neither result is surprising, with Verizon’s higher-frequency technology known for its significantly better speed but limited coverage and T-Mobile’s low-band 5G currently the only 5G network that is available nationwide to over 200 million people in the US. 

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When it comes to “download speed experience,” which factors in 5G as well as 4G and the time people are connected to both networks, AT&T had a “statistical tie” with Verizon for the top spot. 

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