Beginning Thursday, some Sacramento residents will be some of the first in the world to be able to purchase Verizon's 5G broadband internet service, which will start October 1. Verizon says it will expand 5G broadband internet to additional cities, but didn't provide a time frame. Those prices include taxes and fees, and the service does not require an annual contract.
While Verizon's 5G Home service won't be a true 5G wireless network, it will help the company as it continues to build out a faster wireless network. In its 5G Home announcement Verizon said it expects to be the first carrier to offer 5G mobile service, though its rivals may have something to say about that. And best of all, there will be no data caps... 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. Verizon's also including a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra for 5G Home customers. This launch is still a big deal, though, because we're finally starting to see 5G service become available to consumers.
The new 5G service will be available to customers living in four major USA cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. "As our 5G technology partners bring that hardware, software, chipsets and devices to market on the 3GPP 5G NR standard, we'll upgrade First On 5G Members to that equipment at no charge".
1 in "parts" of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Yesterday Verizon announced that they will be expanding their 5G labs to Los Angeles, Washington DC, Palo Alto, California, and Waltham, Massachusetts.