If you live in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, or Sacramento, you may be able to try Verizon's "5G" home internet service for free. Instead of exclusively relying on an underground fiber optic cable, Verizon's technology simply involves installing a router built with fixed antennas to deliver the broadband wirelessly.
Those interested in signing up for the service can do it starting tomorrow, at 8 AM ET. Verizon 5G Home customers will see typical speeds speeds of around 300 Mbps, Verizon says. According to Verizon, the peak speeds can reach close to 1 Gbps. "There are no additional hardware costs". "This monthly charge includes all taxes and fees, and does not require an annual contract".More news: Bennet Officially Announces Opposition To Brett Kavanaugh Nomination
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Credit: Jonathan Weiss/ShutterstockVerizon today (Sept. 11) said it will launch Verizon 5G Home on October 1. A complimentary three-month package for YouTube TV and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra are also included in the early bird bundle.
To compare, the average home internet speeds in the United States as of May measured in at 92.93 Mbps, according to PCMag. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home.
"First On 5G" customers will get free professional installation and a free router along with the first crack at scoring 5G-capable Verizon smartphones as they become available. Verizon will provide the service free to early adapters for three months.
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.