The dream of 5G home internet has been the hope it would bring competition to home internet. For years you would be lucky to get two maybe three internet providers and typically your only options have been DSL or cable internet. Now with 5G home internet rolling out across the United States, we are starting to see a 3rd or 4th option for home internet. So far thought 5G internet has been limited to one provider per market but today that all changed.
Today AT&T announced that they will take Verizon’s 5G network head-on by launching their 5G home internet service in Indianapolis by the end of 2018. This comes just weeks after Verizon also announced they would launch a 5G network in Indianapolis. This means for the first time homeowners will be able to pick between DSL, cable, and two 5G options for their home internet service.
“Indy is a city on the forefront of innovation and technology. Home to a variety of large and small businesses, thriving communities, and a local government that understands the importance of technology to fuel innovation and boost economic growth,” said Bill Soards, president AT&T Indiana. “Whether you’re a retailer, car wash owner, hospital, manufacturer, public safety entity or a bank, we expect 5G will eventually change the customer experience and provide new economic opportunities for your business. It was a natural choice for AT&T to name Indy as one of the twelve introductory 5G cities.”
“We’re proud that AT&T continues to put Indianapolis at the top of its list when deciding where its latest technologies should be launched,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We were among the first for AT&T’s 5G Evolution network, and now the company is keeping its promise to bring 5G here. We look forward to seeing the impact this revolutionary technology will have on our city: helping us to attract economic investment and make local government more efficient.”
Indianapolis is the 7th city listed to get AT&T 5G home internet by the end of 2018. AT&T has already announced that they are rolling out 5G home internet in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Raleigh, and Waco. Verizon and T-Mobile have also promised to have 5G networks live by the end of 2018. Other companies like Charter, Dish, and more have said their 5G networks will go live soon.
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