Verizon Announces New Service in Home Wireless Broadband.
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If your in a remote area or just one of those towns where somebody forgot to lay out the proper wires, you know the woes of limited internet access speeds or no internet at all (how are you reading this?). Then you have the crowd stuck with Verizon’s DSL service (yikes) who are looking for a better option and both may be answered by Verizon’s new Wireless Broadband service. HomeFusion Broadband from Verizon Wireless looks to be a great answer for internet connection at the home where wired service just isn’t an option. In terms of DSL users there are some tradeoffs for the speed, such as bandwidth usage restrictions. Although 10GB of data may subside most households as some point out, there is the issue of bandwidth usage usually exploding in area and with more and more internet video services like Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and the rest popping up every week it is safe to say it’s a growing market. The pricing is well interesting, we are not quite sure what expensive is when you have no access to begin with but hey it’s in the eyes of the beholder. We like internet access rather than no internet access so I think it is safe to say they would have us by the big toe. We appreciate the affordable equipment at $199.99 it’s a bargain. That it includes installation is an added plus, but I think most providers give you either or these days…at least if you bother them about it enough. There are some upgraded packages available up to 30GB for $120 and $10 per “GB” after that, something tells me trying to catch up on TV shows could get expensive…
You can expect between 5 and 12 megabits per second (abbreviation here) which compared to Verizon’s own DSL service at 7 megabits per second is an upgrade…
HomeFusion Broadband From Verizon Powers In-Home Internet Connectivity With 4G LTE
Verizon’s First Residential Wireless Broadband Solution Harnesses High Speed of 4G LTE Network
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless today introduced HomeFusion Broadband: a new service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access using the power and speed of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network. The solution will offer households in areas with limited broadband options a reliable alternative for data connectivity in their homes.
“HomeFusion Broadband is just one of the new products and services that is made possible with our 4G LTE network,” said Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Wireless. “Customers want to connect more and more devices in their homes to the Internet, and HomeFusion Broadband gives them a simple, fast and effective way to bring the most advanced wireless connection from Verizon into their homes.”
The 4G LTE network is efficiently delivered to an antenna which transmits the signal to a broadband router inside the home. The cylinder-shaped antenna is professionally installed at the customer’s home, and the product’s innovative design includes multiple internal antennae allowing the device to pick up Verizon’s 4G LTE signal. The broadband router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home using Wi-Fi, including everything from computers to gaming consoles.
HomeFusion Broadband will be available beginning later this month in Birmingham, Ala., Dallas and Nashville, Tenn., with additional markets to follow. Verizon Wireless is working with Asurion, a trusted leader in consumer technology protection services, for installation.
Customers can choose several usage-based plans, beginning at $59.99 monthly access for 10 GB of data, specifically designed for HomeFusion Broadband. A one-time equipment fee of $199.99 applies, and installation is free.
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network now covers more than 200 million people in the United States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers, including HomeFusion Broadband customers, should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.