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Verizon to offer 5G home broadband for $50 starting next month

14 September, 2018, 19:03 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • Verizon's 5G Home internet and TV service launches October 1st

The company said Tuesday it would launch Verizon 5G Home October 1 with free installation, discounts for Verizon cellular customers, and the potential to deliver some stiff competition to cable companies.

How much will it cost? If you aren't a Verizon Wireless customer, the cost will be $70 per month. Those prices include taxes and fees, and the service does not require an annual contract.

Verizon 5G Home service offers 300 Mbps+ internet service with no data restriction. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home.

Verizon 5G Home service will be available in certain zip codes from September 13, 2018, 8 am onwards.

Verizon is also marketing its broadband service to be built on "the world's first and only 5G Ultra Wideband network" comprising end-to-end fiber connections, a huge base of small cells and industry-best spectrum holdings.

If interested, you'll be able to sign-up here. At the time, that made sense because it would potentially allow Verizon to launch services years before other companies could.

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. The company said it will be the first company to bring 5G broadband service to customers, and expects to be the first to offer 5G mobile service as well, according to a press email.

Verizon will offer free installation of routers and router upgrades that will support its 5G Home service.

It's also worth noting that Verizon is going after cable companies in those four cities that have nearly finished their own 1 Gbps build-outs. Once this happens, it will become the first commercial 5G service to launch in both the USA and in the world.

Samsung has supplied FCC-certified 5G solutions, including 5G home and outdoor router, 5G Radio (Access Unit, Digital Unit-integrated type), and virtualized radio solutions to Verizon, said Magnus Ojert, vice president, Networks Division, Samsung Electronics America. Verizon will provide the service free to early adapters for three months.

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