That's the same network that will eventually service phones, but home internet customers will get the first whack. Verizon says it will expand 5G broadband internet to additional cities, but didn't provide a time frame. "To be first, we encouraged others in the ecosystem to move more quickly at every step". (The site goes live on Thursday at 5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET.) If you're eligible to receive service in your area, you'll be guided to the signup process.
"Typical" download speeds will be around 300Mbps, and the max speed of almost 1Gbps will be available "depending on location", Verizon said.
Current Verizon customers will have to pay $50 a month while it will cost non-customers $70 a month. Verizon does go out of its way to say the 5G internet service will have no data caps.
Verizon's network limitations have been a hot topic recently, since the Santa Clara County fire departments complained that a device with an unlimited data plan was throttled while they were fighting California's largest-ever wildfire.
Verizon's 5G mobile service hasn't launched yet.
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Verizon's 5G operates on millimeter wave spectrum - Verizon's slice of the airwaves is around 28GHz.
The carrier's 11 pre-commercial 5G trial networks - in Sacramento, Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Seattle, Washington DC, Bernardsville, Brockton, and Denver - were deployed throughout 2017. Good question. Simply put, 5G networking is the next major evolution of mobile wireless technology.
What is 5G, and what can we expect from it?
Verizon will be opening 5G labs in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington DC, and Waltham in addition to its New York City lab, with the carrier also announcing a successful 5G call with Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Verizon Wireless will start offering a 5G-based wireless home Internet service next month in parts of four United States cities, with service coming to other cities at an as-yet-unspecified date.