Today AT&T announced that they plan to launch their 5G home internet services on Friday, December 21st. First launching in 12 cities this year including Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, San Antonio and Waco, Texas. In early 2019 AT&T plans to launch in 19 more cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.
“Today’s news is a seminal moment in the advancement of mobile 5G technology,” said David Christopher, president, AT&T Mobility and Entertainment. “This proves we are well on our way to the promise of mobile 5G for consumers.”
AT&T plans to launch 5G with a hotspot device from NETGEAR. This new 5G NETGEAR Nighthawk hotspot will allow AT&T customers to access 5G internet through the AT&T network. For now, some details are still unknown like how many devices you will be able to connect at once for example.
Verizon is already offering 5G home internet in a handful of markets including Houston Texas. In these markets, Verizon is offering 300+ Mbps down internet with no data cap and no device fees for $50 a month for Verizon customers and $70 for non-Verizon customers. AT&T plans to offer 5G services for $70 a month for 15GB of data. For now this is just AT&T’s mobile 5G internet we will have to wait and see what AT&T does with their home internet plans in the future.
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