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

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

The service will be available for order starting Thursday, September 13, in "certain neighborhoods" in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

"Our 5G Home service is built on our proprietary 5G TF standard; we are able to deliver results and a 5G network faster than waiting for the formal 3GPP 5G NR standard to be incorporated into network equipment, devices, chipsets and software", Verizon said.

The 5G service will cost existing Verizon subscribers $50 a month, and $70 a month for non-carrier customers.

One other detail worth mentioning is that this is not Verizon's mobile 5G service that you'll use with smartphones, which is expected to launch in 2019. Once this happens, it will become the first commercial 5G service to launch in both the U.S. and in the world. Those prices include taxes and fees, and the service does not require an annual contract.

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Verizon 5G Home won't have hardware costs and should produce "typical network speeds around 300Mbps" with peak speeds at "nearly 1 Gig". Additionally, Verizon will not be putting any data cap on the plan.

You've likely heard the term a lot recently, but what is 5G? But if you sign up early, you'll be charged nothing for the first three months. Instead, as we've previously stated, Verizon 5G Home is strictly for residential internet connectivity.

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.

As a bonus, Verizon says that 5G Home customers get the ability to be first to 5G mobile phone purchases, once those are made available.

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