And the results are uninspiring, to say the least.
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The service, called Verizon 5G Home, will offer customers higher speeds than most are used to. The company even showed off a prototype device past year along those lines.
Verizon is also adding up to the deal by providing a couple of freebies for the customers.
"5G is here", Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said on Tuesday afternoon.
But that's not the speed that Verizon is now promising.
Verizon 5G Home customers will get YouTube TV free for the first three months ($40/month after that), and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device at installation. Further, both of those companies are offering 200 Mbps speeds using the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard. The carriers are aiming for peak speeds on the mobile side to far exceed that 1Gbps mark.
The service will debut in parts of Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Los Angeles and Sacramento in California, on a new 5G network Verizon has been building throughout 2018 in the four cities.
This is the big one, in my mind.
Verizon in the USA has unveiled Verizon 5G Home, which it calls a world-first. Even though 5G technology is still developing and there are no standards yet, wireless companies are eager to embrace it.
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. MWC Americas, which starts today, is set to be an orgy of competing 5G firsts and who's to say that might not get a bit heated as attendees spill out into the LA bars. So how exactly is this leading position paying off, considering it's apparently going to require another truck roll?