The Verizon 5G Home Internet service will be available on the 1st of October in the cities mentioned above.
How much will it cost?
Verizon's 5G Home service will be free for the first three months, after which the service will cost $US50 a month for existing Verizon customers and $US70 a month for non-Verizon customers.
Unlike traditional home broadband service, Verizon 5G Home Internet operates on Verizon's 5G mobile network (clue's in the name). And best of all, there will be no data caps...
Verizon Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg is expected to give investors more details about the company's 5G plans during a presentation Thursday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in NY.
The new speed is a very big deal, as Verizon notes in its 5G naming announcement: "5G is not an incremental improvement over 4G; it's a revolutionary new technology that requires a new approach in designing and deploying networks". While the service won't be utilizing the mobile 5G standard, Verizon will use mmWave technology which would preferably use spectrum between 30 and 300 GHz and won't be harmful to humans. Verizon says its technicians will install the necessary equipment and configure the Verizon router free of charge. Verizon will provide the service free to early adapters for three months.
At the beginning of this year, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam clearly said that "we're very comfortable with being able to deliver a Gigabit of service to everyone that we're providing service to".
For more information on 5G and other emerging technologies in Sacramento, check out the City's Smart City site.