Verizon to open new 5G Labs in Washington DC, California and MA

Verizon to open new 5G Labs in Washington DC, California and MA

Those interested in signing up for the service can do it starting tomorrow, at 8 AM ET. It will initially only be available in a few cities and will go live from 1 October 2018. Google also promises gigabit per second home internet speeds with Google Fiber, but Verizon's offering could appeal more to those who prefer to cut cords and cables out of their lives.

The age of 5G is upon us, even if it's not coming to phones quite yet.

The largest wireless company in the in a big rush to be the first to offer 5G at home.

The package includes a free router, free installation, and free upgrades, similar to Verizon's existing home broadband service.

"Typical" download speeds will be around 300Mbps, and the max speed of almost 1Gbps will be available "depending on location", Verizon said.

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All Verizon 5G Home customers may expect a regular network speed of around 300 Mbps.

Verizon has elaborated previously over bringing their 5G as soon as possible, with all the chances to happen in this fall.

Verizon is opening four new labs in the United States to accelerate the development of 5G use cases and experiences.

Verizon's home broadband is not 5G in the strict sense of the word.

Verizon plans to launch its 5G services into homes, creating wireless home broadband services.

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In addition, the 5G Home internet subscribers will also get complimentary YouTube TV service for the first three months and thereafter at $40/month.

The 5G hype machine has been pumping out hot air for the last two years, but with promised launch dates just months away, we're just starting to see some real action. There are no data caps with Verizon 5G Home.

The pricing will be inclusive of all taxes and fees and does not come with any contractual terms unlike smartphone plans.

5G is the successor technology to today's 4G wireless, promising faster data transmission and lower latency.

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.

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