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

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

Verizon claims 5G bragging rights; home broadband service launching in October

The 5G name, performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota - where Verizon has a cosmopolitan mobile network - passe 39GHz millimetre-wave (mmWave) spectrum, an Ericsson mmWave radio and non-standalone Chance 3x core, and a Qualcomm test instrument with a Snapdragon X50 5G modem and RF subsystem. Verizon is creating a website where you can enter your address and see if you're going to have coverage. The broadband internet service will cost current Verizon customers $50 a month, while non-Verizon customers will have to pay $70 a month.

Other details include free installation, a free router, and free router upgrades starting next year.

This new 5G service will be available to customers living in four major United States cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Verizon does go out of its way to say the 5G internet service will have no data caps.

Verizon said its 5G Home customers will receive broadband speeds around 300 Mbps and peak speeds of almost 1 Gig, with no data caps.

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Verizon has been additionally improving its LTE networks, in October adding Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (Massive MIMO) technology across its wireless network in Irvine, California, increasing network capacity and speeds for customers in partnership with Ericsson. If you're in one of those cities, you might have access to 5G beginning October 1st. However, AT&T and others worked to push the initial 5G standard through the 3GPP earlier than expected, and as a result the standards group finished the hardware portion of the standard late previous year.

Unlike conventional cable services, Verizon won't offer a TV subscription.

Verizon is bringing 5G residential broadband internet to Indianapolis, the company announced Wednesday. 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. The major difference with 5G is that it's much faster and can be used outside of mobile uses, such as home internet. MWC Americas, which starts today, is set to be an orgy of competing 5G firsts and who's to say that might not get a bit heated as attendees spill out into the LA bars.

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