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

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

Verizon and others have been laying the foundation of 5G networks for some time.

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

Interestingly, Verizon isn't hiding from the fact that its initial fixed wireless internet service uses the company's proprietary 5GTF standard and not the official 3GPP 5G standard. There are "no data caps" either.

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Current Verizon customers will have to pay $50 a month while it will cost non-customers $70 a month.

Verizon says it will be the first in the United States to offer 5G services, with the carrier adding Indianapolis to its rollout alongside Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Houston.

5G Home customers will also get YouTube TV free for three months, and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device.

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As a bonus, Verizon says that 5G Home customers get the ability to be first to 5G mobile phone purchases, once those are made available. "We're opening access to our 5G network because we believe the next-generation solutions that will ride on it will be the result of collaboration and innovation by an entire ecosystem of developers".

1 in "parts" of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

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.

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Now before you start jumping up and down in excitement and start hunting for 5G smartphones, we should caution that this is nota mobile 5G service.

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