Verizon Turns on Commercial 5G TF Network in Select Markets

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Verizon has announced the launch of the commercial 5G network in portions of Sacramento, Houston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. Installations of 5G Home began this week for “First on 5G” customers in those cities. 

Verizon-led open 5G TF network standard differs from 3GPP 5G NR standard. The operator plans to upgrade First On 5G Members to 3GPP 5G NR equipment at no charge once available. , Verizon 5G Home is the next generation of home broadband internet service that provides super-fast Wi-Fi.

“First on 5G” Members – early adopters of 5G technology – get exclusive perks including 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), 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.

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