Verizon announces 5G connectivity is coming to Baltimore City

Verizon announced Tuesday that 5G connectivity is coming to Baltimore City, making it the first city in Maryland to get the high-speed wireless tech.

And the sky’s the limit when it comes to how it could innovate the city.

“Sometimes it gets congested in that Inner Harbor area so, you know having that smart meter technology where you can understand the traffic flows downtown and instead of having a set time for when that traffic light goes green for 30 seconds, if you notice there’s going to be a lot of traffic in that area, go ahead and let it go for a minute,” Eric Reed, of Verizon said.

Verizon said the technology could also help Baltimore update its parking meter system to have it all operated through smart technology.

The 5G network provides faster internet and download speeds.

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