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Verizon wins DoD contract to provide 5G, C-band at 7 US Air Force bases

September 23, 2021

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Verizon Public Sector has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver its 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) mobility service — branded as Ultra Wideband — to seven Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) installations located in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The deployment expands Verizon’s already robust 5G portfolio with the federal government, and with the DoD specifically. In June, Verizon secured a $495 million contract with the DoD to deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency, Layer 2 wide area network services in support of critical research.

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