Popular beaches and sightseeing spots where Big Red expanded its fast mmWave network include the Jersey Shore (Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Long Beach Island), Delaware beaches, Ocean City Maryland, and even Niagara Falls. Those famous long-weekend destinations now enjoy enhanced 5G coverage but how fast is it in reality, compared to the plain 4G network there?
Verizon 5G vs 4G speeds at the Jersey Shore beaches
Needless to say, the speeds were fast outdoors, as you can see from the 1.6Gbps snapshot here, but, more importantly, they were constantly available for those uninterrupted Zoom meets with multiple participants, video streaming, or downloading games quickly.
Entering inside, however, is another beer, as mmWave networks work best not more than a 1000 feet from the tower, and indoors the signal drops like a rock. Given that these were crowded touristy destinations, though, most people stay outside and can take advantage of Verizon’s newfangled 5G coverage at the Jersey Shore, and that was the moral of the story to know heading into your beach weekend.