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Verizon is launching a 5G home internet service on October 1

Verizon is launching a 5G home internet service on October 1”

Dubbed Verizon 5G Home, the service launches on October 1 for select residents in Houston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Sacramento.

Verizon's 5G home broadband service, Verizon 5G Home, launches in select areas on October 1 at a cost of $50 for Verizon Wireless customers and $70 for customers who don't use Verizon Wireless.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a press release 5G service will "expand digital access for underserved communities and boost the city's efforts to establish itself as a center for autonomous vehicle testing".

"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. (The site goes live on Thursday at 5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET.) If you're eligible to receive service in your area, you'll be guided to the signup process. It's unclear if those are just download speeds or both up and down.

After the free period ends, the service will cost $50 per month for Verizon Wireless subscribers or $70 per month for non-subscribers. Instead, this is home internet, which Verizon is touting as ideal for cord cutters looking to ditch cable TV.

AT&T is also planning to launch a 5G home Internet service and has already begun trials.

Verizon's 5G operates on millimeter wave spectrum - Verizon's slice of the airwaves is around 28GHz. Verizon says its technicians will install the necessary equipment and configure the Verizon router free of charge.

The service is aimed at home users and offers 5G connectivity via a 5G Ultra Wideband Network. This is as much about promoting its 5G network as it is about selling people 5G home internet. 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.



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