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Verizon 5G Home service coming next month

Verizon 5G Home coming October 1 (Source: Verizon)
Verizon 5G Home coming October 1 (Source: Verizon)
Although coverage will need time to improve, Verizon will launch its 5G Home internet service on October 1 in Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Indianapolis. Current customers will get it for US$50 a month and non-customers will have to pay US$70. The service comes with a few freebies, including a Chromecast Ultra or Apple TV 4K.

Verizon Wireless has talked a lot about offering 5G connectivity to its customers as soon as this fall. Those who thought this was nothing more but marketing mumbo-jumbo will have to rethink that because the US carrier has just announced its 5G Home internet service that will go live on the first day of October.

The availability of the new Verizon 5G Home service will be limited to only four cities at launch: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Instead of using the mobile 5G standard, Verizon will provide this service via mmWave technology, which uses the 30 to 300 GHz spectrum.

Those interested in signing up for the service can do it starting tomorrow, at 8 AM ET. The plan will come without any data cap and the download speeds are expected to be around 300 Mbps, but they can also hit 1 Gbps sometimes. The monthly fee seems fair: US$50 for existing Verizon customers and US$70 for new customers.

No additional fees or installation charges come on top of the prices above, and Verizon 5G Home comes with a free three-month YouTube TV membership and a Chromecast Ultra or Apple TV 4K. Even better, a free router and router upgrades will be provided as they become available next year.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-09-12 (Update: 2018-09-12)