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

From PC Mag: Verizon is launching its new 5G service as a home broadband alternative starting on Oct. 1st.

The new 5G service will be available to customers living in four major US cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Verizon will start taking orders on Thursday, Sept. 13.

This isn't a true 5G mobile service for your phone, but a new way to fill your house or apartment with high-speed internet access. Instead of solely relying on an underground fiber optic cable, Verizon's technology simply involves installing a router built with fixed antennas to deliver the broadband wirelessly.

The upcoming 5G service promises to offer download speeds of around 300 Mbps, making it potentially among the fastest ISP products on the market. According to Verizon, the peak speeds can reach close to 1 Gbps.

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

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