Analyst speculates about how cell companies are going to make money off 5G

5G launch prices 2018

On Monday, Verizon lit up something that can charitably be described as a '5G' network in a handful of locations around the country. It's a milestone, for sure, and more than anything, it marks the first time that customers are paying for something marketed as 5G.

In the case of Verizon's fixed 5G, the pricing is simple. The 5G service is replacing conventional home broadband, which means that it's priced similarly -- $50 a month for Verizon wireless subscribers, and $70 for everyone else. But as 5G comes out of homes and into people's phones, wireless companies are going to have to come up with ways to make their investment pay off, which means new pricing strategies.

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