So here we go, Verizon will offer 5G for the home in 4 cities. They are talking average speeds of 300Mb/s with peaks at 1Gb/s. In a word, hooray for competition. The price will be $50 for existing customers and $70 for new customers. For me that would be a bit cheaper for my current speed, and a 50 percent boost in speed. I am sure the cable companies will not take this lying down, just as they reacted that way when Google Fiber came to a few towns.
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Verizon’s 5G broadband internet service will go live later this fall, with installations starting on October 1st in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the company announced today. This marks the first 5G commercial service to launch in the US, and it sees Verizon make good on its promise to do so in November 2017. Verizon is calling it simply 5G Home, quoting “typical speeds” of 300 Mbps and peak speeds of nearly 1 Gbps, depending upon location