U.S-based telecommunications company Verizon has launched the world’s first commercial 5G network for consumers in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Verizon’s 5G Home network is providing 5G broadband internet service.
Built on the Verizon-led open 5G TF network standard, Verizon 5G Home is the next generation of home broadband internet service that provides super-fast Wi-Fi,” the telco said in a statement.
Verizon says that it was able to launch 5G in these first four cities because of forward-looking state policy and local leaders who embraced innovation and developed a strategic vision for how 5G could be a platform to attract new investment, businesses and next generation services for residents.
Early adopters of 5G technology get some exclusive perks like 5G Home service free for the first three months (after that introductory period, Verizon Wireless customers with a qualifying smartphone plan will pay $50 per month for the service, while non-Verizon Wireless customers will pay $70 per month).
They also receive free white glove installation and equipment, and early access to new services, including 5G mobility.
5G Home customers will also get YouTube TV free for the first three months and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device at installation.