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Verizon launches 5G home Internet with 300Mbps speeds

Verizon launches 5G home Internet with 300Mbps speeds”

The new 5G service will be available to customers living in four major USA cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. After that, though, the cost goes up considerably: Verizon wireless customers with a qualifying phone plan will pay $50 a month while the service will run subscribers without Verizon Wireless $70 a month.

The labs will launch by the end of 2018, and will be kitted out with live 5G networks to help startups, universities, and tech companies to collaborate with Verizon.

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. Taxes, fees, installation and equipment costs are included in that price, and customers can cancel service at any time. Verizon 5G Home customers will see typical speeds speeds of around 300 Mbps, Verizon says. And best of all, there will be no data caps... 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.

Branded as Verizon 5G Home, the broadband internet service will initially be limited to Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

Customers can purchase "new 5G mobile devices as soon as they hit the market", Verizon said.

What is 5G, and what can we expect from it?

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.



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