Verizon Wireless launches home broadband

By | March 8, 2012
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For those of you who live who live in areas  of the USA where broadband service is not available, you might be interested in Verizon’s new home broadband service. It’s not cheap, but it is broadband so it will be much, much faster than dial-up or satellite. Your bandwidth will be limited to 10GB for $60 a month. But 10GB is a lot of bandwidth. If you watch a lot of streaming movies – for instance Netflix – you may find 10GB isn’t enough. For most of you who are living in areas without access to broadband, Verizon’s new home broadband may be an option for you to consider.

The following article appeared on “Extreme Tech” on March 6, 2012. We thought some of you might be interested. This service is limited to the United States.

“Today (March 6, 2012), Verizon Wireless introduced a brand new broadband service: LTE-based home broadband internet. Called ‘HomeFusion Broadband,’ the new service uses a specialized device that is professionally installed and connected to a separate router to offer internet service in a house.

The service is what many in the industry call “fixed mobile convergence.” By using the (hopefully) well-built wireless broadband network as the backend for home broadband services in areas where it is difficult to deploy wireline broadband services like cable or DSL, LTE fixed mobile convergence aims to help close the digital divide by offering broadband services to everyone.

Unfortunately, this service will not be cheap. The press release states that usage-based monthly rate plans will begin with $59.99 per month for 10GB of data. Additionally, an initial fee of $199.99 for the antenna device will be required. Verizon has stated that average speeds will initially range from 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up…Read the rest of this article here.

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