Verizon launching its 5G home internet service on October 1st

Adjust Comment Print

LOS ANGELES-After years of discussing its 5G plans, and months of buildup and hype, Verizon finally took the wraps off of its first 5G commercial launch.

Verizon's 5G home broadband service, Verizon 5G Home, launches in select areas on october 1 at a cost of $50 for Verizon Wireless customers and $70 for customers who don't use Verizon Wireless.

How much will it cost? The monthly cost of $70 (including taxes and fees) will carry a $20 discount for customers with qualifying Verizon cellular plans. Verizon promises speeds of almost 1 gigabit, and you can order service starting this Thursday (September 13) in select markets. There are "no data caps" either.

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

Verizon Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg is expected to give investors more details about the company's 5G plans during a presentation Thursday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in NY.

Russian Poisoning Suspects: We Were Just Tourists
British police used surveillance camera footage from airports, transit stations, and elsewhere to outline the pair's movements. RT is Russia's state-run worldwide broadcaster, and the pair were interviewed by its chief editor, Margarita Simonyan .

Brett Kavanaugh Committee Vote Delayed One Week
It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup. He says the nomination will be "tainted" and "stained" by the unusual process for vetting President Donald Trump's nominee.

Naomi Osaka: An endearing champion on- and off-court
Open, a female player, Alize Cornet , was admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match, though men often do. Williams refused to shake hands with Ramos after the match and accused him of sexism in her post-match press conference .

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. True to its word, Verizon declared to roll out their 5G services in broadband form starting onwards October 1 for all their customers.

"We appreciate the partnership of network equipment makers, device manufacturers, software developers and chip makers in reaching this critical milestone", said Hans Vestberg, who joined Verizon after serving Ericsson as CEO. "We will deliver a revolutionary 5G experience that will change how people live, work and play". Since just recently those specifications were finalized, Verizon will not use them for its new home 5G, it will instead use a proprietary standard and just the Verizon equipment is able to send and or receive the signal.

Wireless internet speed in Sacramento is about to get a whole lot faster.

For more information on 5G and other emerging technologies in Sacramento, check out the City's Smart City site.

Early users of the service in those four cities will get it for free for the first three months.

Comments