The City of Sioux Falls will be at the forefront of new technology later in November.  Sioux Falls will be one of 20 cities to launch a new 5G network.  Most of the country will be covered by the end of 2020.

KSFY TV reports that your 5G compatible devices will get a boost in download speeds with 10 new towers that have been installed in downtown Sioux Falls.

"Verizon is bringing 5G to Sioux Falls," Verizon Executive Vice President, Craig Silliman said.

"Today’s a huge day in the history of our city, to be one of the first 20 cities in the country to have a live and active 5G network is going to mean a lot for this city. On innovation, on workforce development, business development and moving our city forward progressively in a technological fashion," Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said.

"This is the first step in what I hope is a long path that gets us to higher speeds, more connectivity and that has lots of benefits for South Dakota," South Dakota Senator John Thune said.

Mayor TenHaken said this announcement puts Sioux Falls on the map as a technological leader in the country.  He and Senator Thune were among the first to experience the new 5G network.

To get these new 5G speeds you will need a 5G capable smartphone or device.

Source: KSFY

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