Verizon 5G Broadband for Home to Launch on October 1

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You can begin signing up for the service tomorrow.

Verizon 5G Home, will be available beginning Monday, October 1.

Keeping true to the promises it made back in November of previous year, Verizon has confirmed that its first 5G broadband internet service will go live in just a matter of weeks. "As 5G rolls out, you will see differences in the capabilities of various deployments". Verizon offers installation and set-up of all Wi-Fi devices, as well as a free router and router upgrades as they become available in 2019. On Monday, AT&T Inc. said it plans to offer 5G service in Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Waco); Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky., New Orleans, La.; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Indianapolis; Oklahoma City; and Raleigh, N.C. sometime this year.

For this, users receive uncapped data usage at speeds of around 300Mbps - with peak speeds of close to 1Gbps.

The service, Verizon 5G Home, will be built on Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G Network. If Verizon and other wireless providers can offer a viable alternative to cable, satellite, and their ilk, consumers could enjoy lower prices as well as more choices.

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5G is already the most over-hyped thing since the Y2K bug so Verizon seems to have made a decision to just ride the wave. However, AT&T and others worked to push the initial 5G standard through the 3GPP earlier than expected, and as a result the standards group finished the hardware portion of the standard late previous year. Advertised prices include taxes and fees. Additionally, Verizon will not be putting any data cap on the plan.

Verizon is bringing 5G residential broadband internet to Indianapolis, the company announced Wednesday.

In addition, the 5G Home internet subscribers will also get complimentary YouTube TV service for the first three months and thereafter at $40/month. Of course 5G for most people is a mobile (as opposed to fixed) technology, but that's not going to stop Verizon's marketing department.

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".