Verizon's World’s First 5G Network Goes Live

Verizon's World’s First 5G Network Goes Live Image Credit: Verizon

Verizon’s commercial 5G Home network, providing 5G broadband internet service, is officially live for consumers in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Built on the Verizon-led open 5G TF network standard, Verizon 5G Home is the next generation of home broadband internet service that provides typical Wi-Fi speeds around 300 mbps and peak speeds up to 1 Gbps. 

“First on 5G” Members – early adopters of 5G technology – get exclusive perks including 5G Home service free for the first three months (after that introductory period, Verizon Wireless customers with a qualifying smartphone plan will pay $50 per month for the service, while non-Verizon Wireless customers will pay $70 per month), free white glove installation and equipment, and early access to new services, including 5G mobility. 5G Home customers will also get YouTube TV free for the first three months and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device at installation.

Verizon said it will provide free upgrade for "First On 5G" members when its 5G technology partners bring the hardware, software, chipsets and devices to market on the 3GPP 5G NR standard.

Ronan Dunne, President, Verizon Wireless
We’ve formed incredible partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology companies, the international technical standards bodies, public officials, developers and our own customers to drive the 5G ecosystem forward, faster than most had predicted. And now, actual customers. It’s been an incredible journey...and we’re just at the starting line.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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