Verizon says it will start rolling out 5G residential Internet service this year in four cities: Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Houston and Sacramento.
“Along with that announcement, the company also said that its residential broadband subscribers in those cities would receive an Apple TV 4K, as well as the streaming video bundle YouTube TV,” MediaPost reports, adding: “YouTube TV, with about 60 channels, competes with the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV. By offering it as part of its 5G residential internet service, Verizon has the potential to turbocharge its subscriber base.”
Verizon is following in the footsteps of AT&T and T-Mobile in offering free premium streaming video to its subscirbers.
“AT&T offers free HBO to some wireless customers, and recently announced a streaming bundle called AT&T Watch that will also be bundled with some data subscriptions,” MediaPost reports. “T-Mobile, meanwhile, has offered free subscriptions to Netflix to some customers.”