Monday, March 5, 2012

Verizon Launches Residential Broadband over LTE

Verizon Wireless introduced HomeFusion Broadband: a new service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access over its 4G LTE network. Verizon believes the service will appeal in areas with limited broadband options.

The LTE connection is delivered to a cylinder-shaped antenna which transmits the signal to a broadband router inside the home. The antenna is professionally installed at the customer's home. The 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.

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, specifically designed for HomeFusion Broadband. A one-time equipment fee of $199.99 applies, and installation is free.

"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."http://

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