Verizon Expands Their 5G Testing to Four New Towns

Isaac Cain
September 12, 2018

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. Interested customers can sign up at FirstOn5G.com to become a "First On 5G" customer. "Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service". Residents of "certain neighborhoods" in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento can pre-order access beginning on Thursday. After that intro period, the cost will be $50 per month with a "qualifying smartphone plan" or $70 per month if not a Verizon Wireless customer. If you are not now a Verizon Wireless customer, your monthly outlay increases to $70 per month. The freebies don't stop there, though, as Verizon is also giving early 5G adopters three free months of YouTube TV as well as their choice of a free Chromecast or Apple TV.

With pricing out of the way, the next big thing that everyone wants to know is how fast will this new service be?

For this, users receive uncapped data usage at speeds of around 300Mbps - with peak speeds of close to 1Gbps. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home.

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You've likely heard the term a lot recently, but what is 5G?

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. "We appreciate the partnership of network equipment makers, device manufacturers, software developers, and chip makers in reaching this critical milestone".

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