Verizon's 5G Home internet and TV service launches October 1st

Verizon's 5G Home internet and TV service launches October 1st

Once Verizon switches to industry-standard 5G equipment, the company will be able to expand the service to new markets. Those who thought this was nothing more but marketing mumbo-jumbo will have to rethink that because the U.S. carrier has just announced its 5G Home internet service that will go live on the first day of October.

Verizon's 5G service will launch first in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Interested parties can sign up at the 5G Home website to get alerts when the service is scheduled to arrive in their area. Verizon does go out of its way to say the 5G internet service will have no data caps.

The 5G service will cost existing Verizon subscribers $50 a month, and $70 a month for non-carrier customers.

"Typical" download speeds will be around 300Mbps, and the max speed of almost 1Gbps will be available "depending on location", Verizon said.

The initial three months will be bundled with YouTube TV for free, but after the promotional period ends, customers will need to pay $40/month to keep the service.

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Using Verizon 5G Home, customers can expect to see download speeds around 300mbps with the network sometimes peaking close to 1 Gib.

The age of 5G is upon us, even if it's not coming to phones quite yet. Given that the Chromecast Ultra retails for $69, while the 32GB Apple TV 4K retails for $179, we'd probably go with the latter (you could always sell it after the fact). Those prices included taxes and fees, plus there are no annual contracts for 5G Home.

Verizon's wireless network already has the highest utilization rate among 80 mobile operators worldwide, according to a new study by Rewheel Research.

The news follows Verizon earlier this week announcing that it will be expanding its 5G Labs to four new locations across the United States, with its New York City 5G Lab to focus on media and finance tech; the Los Angeles lab on augmented reality (AR) and holograms; the Washington DC lab on public safety, first responders, cybersecurity, and hospitality tech; the Palo Alto lab on emerging technologies, education, and big data; and its Waltham, Massachusetts, lab on robotics, healthcare, and real-time enterprise services.

Verizon's 5G mobile service hasn't launched yet. T-Mobile US and Sprint, which are trying to merge, also say they'll offer home broadband service.

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