Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

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

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

Service will be branded "Verizon 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.

"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.

Service is free for three months then $50 per month for customers with Verizon wireless service or $70 per month for those without. Additionally, Verizon will not be putting any data cap on the plan. Verizon says it will expand 5G broadband internet to additional cities, but didn't provide a time frame. Once this happens, it will become the first commercial 5G service to launch in both the U.S. and in the world. 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.

Verizon and Ericsson in July further announced an expansion of their 4G LTE partnership, with the Swedish networking giant to deploy its 4G and 5G-ready radio system across multiple USA markets.

The service is directly targeted at incumbent cable providers Comcast and Charter in those cities: "Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service", Verizon said. In addition, the initial rollout will be extremely limited, and will encompass just four major US cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

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