Verizon launches 5G home Internet with 300Mbps speeds

Judy Cobb
September 12, 2018

"Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service", the company said.

Pricing for Verizon 5G home broadband will be $50 per month for Verizon Wireless customers with a smartphone plan, while non-Verizon Wierless customers will pay $70 per month. Verizon's also including a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra for 5G Home customers. The service will be live in parts Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, and residents of those cities who are interested in getting Verizon 5G beamed into their home can go to FirstOn5G.com starting September 13th to see if service will be offered in their area and sign up. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home. Verizon and others have been laying the foundation of 5G networks for some time.

Note that this isn't 5G wireless service - that's not arriving until next year when 5G-ready phones are expected to become available.

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

Expect Verizon to roll out 5G to more cities before it announces mobile service sometime in 2019.

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.

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