Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details

Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details

Verizon said it will start installations of its 5G home-broadband service on October 1, in what the company says will be the world's first 5G commercial service.

Verizon will begin rolling out the service, called Verizon 5G Home, initially in four cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Despite the ability to deliver high speeds, Verizon's 5G Home service technically isn't 5G since this early launch uses non-industry-standard technology (learn more about the basics of 5G).

If you're not in a launch area, you can sign up for updates about availability starting Thursday at this Verizon page.

Verizon says it will be the first in the U.S. to offer 5G services, with the carrier adding Indianapolis to its rollout alongside Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Houston. The monthly fee seems fair: US$50 for existing Verizon customers and US$70 for new customers.

5G promises peak speeds of 1 Gbps. In addition, Verizon will install the necessary hardware for free.

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The first three months of service are on the house. Verizon's also including a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra for 5G Home customers.

Yesterday Verizon announced that they will be expanding their 5G labs to Los Angeles, Washington DC, Palo Alto, California, and Waltham, Massachusetts.

To compare, the average home internet speeds in the United States as of May measured in at 92.93 Mbps, according to PCMag. Service speeds "should" fall around 300Mbps and may range up to 1Gbps, though that depends on the subscriber's location; there's no data caps.

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. T-Mobile US and Sprint, which are trying to merge, also say they'll offer home broadband service.

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