Verizon Brings Home 5G Service to Four US Cities on October 1

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Sacramento is one of four cities in the U.S.to receive early access to the at-home internet service, along with Houston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles, according to a Verizon press release.

Verizon just announced that its 5G broadband service, officially called Verizon 5G Home, arrives October 1.

Verizon has talked extensively about bringing 5G service to it customers and even confirmed its plans to make it available as soon as this fall.

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"Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service".

5G promises peak speeds of 1 Gbps.

Verizon is offering some additional perks to initial 5G Home customers if that $50 to $70 monthly price tag is giving you pause. Additionally, Verizon will not be putting any data cap on the plan.

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If you turn out to be eligible for 5G broadband through Verizon, you won't pay anything for the service initially. 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.

While the service won't be using the mobile 5G standard, Verizon will utilize mmWave technology which uses spectrum between 30 and 300 GHz. "We've created the first-ever brand of community workspaces in the United States with access to 5G, and the openings in Palo Alto and Los Angeles will enable more entrepreneurs and industries to benefit from what 5G can help them build".

As a bonus, Verizon says that 5G Home customers get the ability to be first to 5G mobile phone purchases, once those are made available.

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