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

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

Verizon is offering some additional perks to initial 5G Home customers if that $50 to $70 monthly price tag is giving you pause. You will also have access to a dedicated 5G service team should you need support.

Today Verizon announced it's launching "the world's first commercial 5G broadband internet service" on October 1st.

Verizon 5G Home won't have hardware costs and should produce "typical network speeds around 300Mbps" with peak speeds at "nearly 1 Gig". According to Verizon, both of these totals includes all taxes and fees, and do not require an annual contract.

"We spent the last three years driving the industry to bring 5G to consumers as soon as possible", said Ronan Dunne, head of Verizon's wireless business. A complimentary three-month package for YouTube TV and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra are also included in the early bird bundle. In its 5G Home announcement Verizon said it expects to be the first carrier to offer 5G mobile service, though its rivals may have something to say about that. There are "no data caps" either. "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". Once this happens, it will become the first commercial 5G service to launch in both the United States and in the world.

5G is considered the next evolution in mobile technology that will create wireless networks faster and more powerful than the current 4G or LTE networks.

While the service won't be using the mobile 5G standard, Verizon will utilize mmWave technology which uses spectrum between 30 and 300 GHz.

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