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

Ruben Fields
September 13, 2018

As an added bonus for signing up for Verizon 5G Home, you will be given three months of YouTube TV for free along with your choice of either an Apple TV 4K or a Google Chromecast Ultra - also free.

Verizon said customers of the new service, Verizon 5G Home, "should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location, peak speeds of almost 1 Gbps, with no data caps".

Verizon will begin rolling out the service, called Verizon 5G Home, initially in four cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

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Go to Firston5G.com and type in your address. Well, according to Verizon, customers will see "typical network speeds" of 300Mbps to 1Gbps.

Verizon's 5G Home service will be free for the first three months, after which the service will cost $US50 a month for existing Verizon customers and $US70 a month for non-Verizon customers.

Verizon's network limitations have been a hot topic recently, since the Santa Clara County fire departments complained that a device with an unlimited data plan was throttled while they were fighting California's largest-ever wildfire. Taxes and fees are included in that rate, and there's no annual contract.

Verizon said it would offer free installation of routers and router upgrades that would support its 5G Home service. That's the same network that will eventually service phones, but home internet customers will get the first whack.

The labs will launch by the end of 2018, and will be kitted out with live 5G networks to help startups, universities, and tech companies to collaborate with Verizon.

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