Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details

Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details

"Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service", the company said.

Verizon announced on Tuesday evening that it would begin selling the first 5G home internet service starting Thursday at 8 a.m. ET, with the service rolling out to four cities beginning October 1.

Verizon 5G Home will be available starting October 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, though not everyone in these cities will be able to get access to this home internet service. But if you sign up early, you'll be charged nothing for the first three months.

Verizon said customers of the new service, Verizon 5G Home, "should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location, peak speeds of almost 1 Gbps, with no data caps". After that intro period, the cost will be $50 per month with a "qualifying smartphone plan" or $70 per month if not a Verizon Wireless customer.

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"Typical" download speeds will be around 300Mbps, and the max speed of almost 1Gbps will be available "depending on location", Verizon said. Those prices include taxes and fees, and the service does not require an annual contract. "There are no additional hardware costs". "As a result of this initiative and ongoing collaboration, we will rapidly deliver the promise of 5G to our customers", he added. Verizon's also including a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra for 5G Home customers.

To compare, the average home internet speeds in the U.S. as of May measured in at 92.93 Mbps, according to PCMag.

The first three months of service are on the house. Thus, the 5G home internet offering will run on a proprietary version of the standard.

"First On 5G" customers will get free professional installation and a free router along with the first crack at scoring 5G-capable Verizon smartphones as they become available.

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