first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away *I can’t believe I’m about to write this*Levi Brown gets a bad rap.Taken by the Cardinals with the fifth pick in the 2007 NFLDraft, the offensive lineman has at best adequate, and atworst…well…Levi Brown.Sure, he has not missed a game since his rookie season,starting all 16 (plus playoffs) every year since 2008. Andyes, at 28, he’s in the midst of his prime, a player whoshould not see a significant drop off in play anytimesoon. Still, there are plenty offans who feel the team bringing Brown back was amistake on par with drafting him in the first place.After all, why continue on with a player who, with everyfalse start or blown pass protection, reminds us that theteam passed on some guy named Adrian Peterson? Well, because it was the right thing to do.While Brown is not an elite left tackle like Joe Thomas,Jake Long or Joe Staley, he is a player who hasstarted for two playoff teams – one of which reached theSuper Bowl. Of course, he did so as a right tackle, which is where theteam is rumored to be moving him back to this year. Canthe team find a better left tackle either through thedraft or what’s left in free agency? One would hope so,but at least the team is not left looking to fill bothtackle spots. That is how a team backs itself into a corner. That is howa team drafts Levi Brown in the first place.center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

Does Verizon Wireless have 5G up and running in the US

first_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. The race to 5G connectivity is well under way in the United States, with the major networks now rolling out next-gen services in many cities around the country.We covered the state of play for AT&T’s 5G plans earlier this week, but what of its chief rival, the Verizon Wireless network in the US? Both companies have around 35% of the gigantic US market, give or take, so the smooth roll out of 5G services might be the key to breaking the deadlock.While AT&T isn’t offering any 5G-capable smartphones to consumers at this time, Verizon has a jump start, selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G as well as the Moto Mod 5G that brings 5G connectivity to the existing Motorola Z4 and Z3 handsets.Related: What is 5G?It’s also getting its 5G Ultra Wideband network up and running in a couple of major US cities, ahead of a wider rollout throughout 2019.Where is Verizon 5G available?Currently, Verizon 5G is only available in the cities of Chicago and Minneapolis in the United States, where the speed and reliability is rapidly improving. The company has promised to bring 5G connectivity to 20 more cities by the end of 2019. They are also follows:Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City (MO), Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Washington, DC.How fast is Verizon 5G?In the cities where 5G is currently available, peak speeds are currently hitting in excess of 1Gbps for downloads and 60Mbps for uploads. Earlier adopters are reporting typical download speeds of around 700Mbps it good service areas.Here’s The Verge’s Chris Welch downloading a 90-minute movie in Prime Video’s best quality in a minute and a half: Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. 5G Downloaded Iron Man 2 from Prime Video at “best” quality in 90 seconds. You can see here that Verizon’s network occasionally fell back to 4G LTE. I’m right across the street from the 5G node.— Chris Welch (@chriswelch) May 16, 2019How much does Verizon 5G cost?Surprisingly, Verizon isn’t charging the earth for access to the next-gen speeds, where they are available. A 5G plan costs an extra $10 a month over its 4G LTE counterpart. However, given the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G costs an eye-popping $1,300, the true price of adaption is steep.The cheapest means of getting 5G right now is via the Moto Mod 5G, which is currently on sale for just $50 on Verizon right now, down from the usual $349.99 retail price. You will need a Moto Z3 or Z4 smartphone to clip the Mod to.last_img read more