Verizon claims 5G bragging rights; home broadband service launching in October

Verizon claims 5G bragging rights; home broadband service launching in October
Keeping true to the promises it made back in November of last year, Verizon has confirmed that its first 5G broadband internet service will go live in just a matter of weeks. Once this happens, it will become the first commercial 5G service to launch in both the US and in the world.

The exact date will be October 1, which is when Verizon will commence installations. Fortunately, as soon as these are complete, the new service will be live and available to use for those who have ordered it. Speaking of which, the number 1 carrier has confirmed that the service will be available to order starting this Thursday, September 13. Initially, though, it will only be available in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

In regards to how much the new service will cost, Verizon will be offerings its current customers the new service for $50 per month, with taxes and other fees already included and no requirement of an annual contract. Separately, non-Verizon customers will also be able to sign up, although they will have to pay a little bit extra – $70 each month, to be precise. Regardless of which carrier consumers belong to, though, the company will be offering quite a few extras to those who sign up early for 5G Home. Specifically, the first three months of the service will be completely free. This will then be bundled with three months of free YouTube TV and a complimentary Apple TV 4K or Chromecast Ultra. Also, there will be no installation fees.

While this launch does technically give Verizon the bragging rights to the first 5G service, it’s worth noting that the company isn’t using the industry standard that was finalized last year. Instead, the carrier has chosen to use technology based on its own standards in order to speed up the launch process. Nevertheless, Verizon will eventually switch over to the industry standard and, once it does, its service will expand to other markets. Also, existing customers will get free upgrades as soon as this happens.

source: Verizon

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10 Comments

1. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I bet it won't cover rural America!!

6. jmarti

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 19, 2018

I hope it’s does cover rural America however even if it doesn’t at this time what this will do is bring more competition to the cable company industry.

10. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Or it'll give us more room on the 4G pipeline.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I bet you're right. Given the fact that the cell antenna has to be very close to your house and to each other, they aren't going to run 400 antennas up a rural road to reach houses up in the mountains.

8. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I don't live near the mountains, but about five miles outside the city limits. Lol, I know what you mean though.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 577; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Can you really claim bragging rights if you technically haven't won yet? Still got a whole month for someone to turn the tide.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2118; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Verizon come to Chicago!

5. emvxl

Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I'm curious as to what is the coverage on these 5G antennas. Anyone have any ideas?

9. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

You can check yourself by looking it up....

7. Brewski

Posts: 661; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Want.

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