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Verizon Brings Home 5G Service to Four US Cities on October 1

13 September 2018, 03:27 | Jodi Jackson

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After teasing the first cities that'll get its 5G home broadband service, Verizon today revealed when it's going to flip its 5G switch.

The new 5G service will be available to customers living in four major United States cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Now before you start jumping up and down in excitement and start hunting for 5G smartphones, we should caution that this is nota mobile 5G service.

The company is promising "typical networks speeds" of 300Mbps with peak speeds of 1Gbps thanks to its extensive fiber-based backhaul, extensive cell coverage and large holdings of millimeter wave spectrum for maximum bandwidth - all part of Verizon's neatly packaged 5G Ultra Wideband Network.


"Verizon Wireless customers with a qualifying smartphone plan will pay $50 per month for the service, while non-Verizon Wireless customers will pay $70 per month", said the company. According to Verizon, both of these totals includes all taxes and fees, and do not require an annual contract.

To see if you're eligible: Head to Verizon's "First on 5G" website and sign up. In addition, Verizon will install the necessary hardware for free. The freebies don't stop there, though, as Verizon is also giving early 5G adopters three free months of YouTube TV as well as their choice of a free Chromecast or Apple TV. We also asked Verizon for the service's upload speeds and information about what equipment will be used in the home. And best of all, there will be no data caps... And Verizon says that early subscribers will be among the first given a chance to buy 5G mobile devices as those become available. That's the same network that will eventually service phones, but home internet customers will get the first whack.

Verizon's 5G mobile service hasn't launched yet.



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