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In an interesting turn of events, it appears that LTE broadband at home has finally begun.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — 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.

 

Source: http://news.verizonw...012-03-05f.html

 

So I wonder how long after LTE is rolled-out by Sprint before they implement a similar if not better home broadband program based on LTE.

 

Update: According to phonenews.com, the pricing structure is as follows:

 

Pricing for the offering is set at three tiers, with plans starting at $59.99 for 10GB of access, 20GB of data for $89.99 per month, or $120 per month for 30GB of data and all have an overage rate of $10/1GB past each respective allowance. Interestingly, in an earnings call held yesterday describing the service, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo described the Cantenna being used for the service being more efficient in terms of spectrum usage compared to current LTE mobile broadband hardware such as the MiFi-alike devices and other modem/router combinations offered by the carrier.

 

Source: http://www.phonenews.com/verizon-to-launch-home-fusion-lte-service-for-homes-19935/#more-19935

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I hope Sprint does not do this... I don't want that kind of load on the new network. As per VZW, 10GB for a home internet connection... 60 bucks?? Fail! I have come close to 10gb via my Sprint phone using 3G on a few occasions.

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I used to use 60GB in a month on an at&t 3G modem for the same price. Too bad they changed the plan on me for that. :angry:

 

I hope Sprint does not do this... I don't want that kind of load on the new network. As per VZW, 10GB for a home internet connection... 60 bucks?? Fail! I have come close to 10gb via my Sprint phone using 3G on a few occasions.

 

According to the article Verizon is implementing it in rural locations with minimal broadband options.

 

And for where I live, I have minimal broadband options, so something like this would benefit me.

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According to the article Verizon is implementing it in rural locations with minimal broadband options.

 

And for where I live, I have minimal broadband options, so something like this would benefit me.

 

In that case, yea.. it could be useful.. but 10GB still isn't much data for a primary home internet connection.

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In that case, yea.. it could be useful.. but 10GB still isn't much data for a primary home internet connection.

 

True, but I found another article that showed the full pricing structure, and updated the OP accordingly. It goes up to 30GB. And Sprint could offer cheaper pricing for their service, and I would be happier.

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I complain about my 15/1.5 connection that only has 200gb of usage for $39 a month. Wow.

 

15 down? I'd be happy to have limited broadband with a data limit of 10GB period.

 

Who is your service provider digiblur?

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<br />15 down? I'd be happy to have limited broadband with a data limit of 10GB period.<br /><br />Who is your service provider digiblur?
<br /><br />Cox cable. It is supposed to be 52.99 but they sent me a letter saying I could get a speed tier increase if I did a 2 yr agreement. I didn't need 25/2.5 with 250gb really. So I downgraded to 3/0.5 for $38 or so. Then did the free upgrade for 2 year lock in. So it put me back to 15/1.5 after the lock in at the 3.0 price.

 

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I wouldn't be surprised if Sprint/Clear do it. the size of that antennae there should be able to pull that 2.5GHz signal in a lot of areas that are on the edge of it....hell its what I was asking and willing to let them install on my dang roof to pull it to my neighborhood since the low power phones we have can't get to the tower thats 0.5 mi away. lol

 

Im no fan of data caps though, I'd imagine I'd blow through 10gb using that as my home internet as I have just about everything hooked up in the house. 4 directv boxes, 2 computers, 3 phones, 1 tablet, video game systems, and other stuff...

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