Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

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

Dubbed Verizon 5G Home, the service launches on October 1 for select residents in Houston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Sacramento.

How much will it cost? Those prices include taxes and fees, and the service does not require an annual contract.

After teasing the first cities that'll get its 5G home broadband service, Verizon today revealed when it's going to flip its 5G switch.

Qualcomm is creating new chips for the phones that will be required to handle the speeds and AT&T has added five cities to the markets where it will launch 5G mobile service later this year. Subscribers can also choose a free Chromecast Ultra or Apple TV 4K when they sign up.

If interested, you'll be able to sign-up here.

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

Verizon and Ericsson in July further announced an expansion of their 4G LTE partnership, with the Swedish networking giant to deploy its 4G and 5G-ready radio system across multiple USA markets.

Verizon has launched that this is probably going to be expanding its 5G Labs to four unusual areas all the draw in which by the United States, with Los Angeles, Washington DC, Palo Alto, and Waltham to win companies and products that may perchance be angry about creating and making an strive out 5G technologies and use conditions.

"We will deliver a revolutionary 5G experience that will change how people live, work and play", said Kyle Malady, Verizon CTO. Google also promises gigabit per second home internet speeds with Google Fiber, but Verizon's offering could appeal more to those who prefer to cut cords and cables out of their lives.

Verizon said it will expand its coverage area for Verizon 5G Home once it can install the new standards-compliant equipment from vendors.

What this means to you: 5G is emerging at a time when everyone wants fast Internet service but competition is sparse, forcing users to pay higher prices. "The entire wireless industry gets to celebrate".

Launching a 5G broadband service has been part of Verizon's 5G roll-out for a while, as the carrier gears up toward launching its 5G mobile network next year.

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