As of February 2023, there are over 1 million 5G base stations in the United States. The states with the most 5G base stations are:
- California: 180,000
- Texas: 150,000
- Florida: 120,000
- New York: 100,000
- Illinois: 90,000
The remaining states have between 50,000 and 80,000 5G base stations.
The 5G rollout in the United States has been uneven, with some states having much more coverage than others. This is due to a number of factors, including population density, terrain, and the availability of spectrum.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated spectrum for 5G use in the United States. This spectrum is divided into three bands: low-band, mid-band, and high-band.
Low-band spectrum is the most abundant, but it also has the lowest data rates. Mid-band spectrum has higher data rates than low-band spectrum, but it is less abundant. High-band spectrum has the highest data rates, but it is the least abundant.
The major wireless carriers in the United States are using a combination of low-band, mid-band, and high-band spectrum to build their 5G networks.
Low-band spectrum is being used to provide nationwide coverage. Mid-band spectrum is being used to provide faster speeds in urban areas. High-band spectrum is being used to provide ultra-fast speeds in dense urban areas and for fixed wireless broadband.
The 5G rollout in the United States is expected to continue in the coming years. As more spectrum is allocated and more 5G devices are available, the 5G network will continue to expand and improve.