Verizon launching its 5G home internet service on October 1st

Yolanda Curtis
September 12, 2018

Those prices included taxes and fees, plus there are no annual contracts for 5G Home.

Verizon spokesman John O'Malley said typical 5G network speeds average 300 megabits per second, which Verizon's website says is fast enough to download an iTunes update in 7 seconds, whereas 4G LTE speeds range between 5 to 12 megabits per second. And Verizon says that early subscribers will be among the first given a chance to buy 5G mobile devices as those become available.

Service is free for three months then $50 per month for customers with Verizon wireless service or $70 per month for those without. 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). 5G Home service uses the next generation wireless technology to offer home internet service without a cable or fiber hookup. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home.

Verizon will be opening 5G labs in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington DC, and Waltham in addition to its New York City lab, with the carrier also announcing a successful 5G call with Ericsson and Qualcomm.

What is 5G, and what can we expect from it?

Good question. Simply put, 5G networking is the next major evolution of mobile wireless technology. In addition, the initial rollout will be extremely limited, and will encompass just four major US cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Houston is the next target for Verizon's 5G network, following Sacramento and Los Angeles, with plans to deploy it later this year.

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