With all of this talk of 5G, does the Kalamazoo area have enough 5G towers?  Here's a look at each tower in the area.

First of all, what is 5G?  It's a stronger and fast data stream according to Forest Interactive,

In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cellphones.

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What that should mean for most of us is fewer dead zones and faster internet speeds on our data devices like smartphones and tablets.  We first heard about 5G back in 2016, but it has been a slow rollout.  One thing that slowed the process down in Kalamazoo was our local airport.  It turns out, that the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport heavily relied on the 3G they were using.  Upgrades had to be made at the airport before 3G and 4G towers could be replaced by 5G.  With all of that being said, 5G is here.  You may be surprised by the number of towers in Southwest Michigan.

5G Towers in the Kalamazoo Area

There are dozens of 5G towers in Southwest Michigan.  Battle Creek has 6 towers with another dozen or so in the rest of Calhoun county.  You can find each 5G tower in your area with an interactive map from Speedtest.net by clicking here.

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