Originally published: May 3, 2012
Last updated: May 3, 2012 - 6:53pm
Verizon launched a new HomeFusion Broadband service that lets consumers use an LTE router in their homes to connect up to four wired and 20 wireless devices to the web through Verizon's LTE network.
Basically the router works like a typical mobile hotspot that uses LTE for basic web connectivity but that uses Wi-Fi signals to push data out to home devices. Verizon began trialing its HomeFusion LTE program in March and will make it available to the general public tomorrow. The catch for a lot of consumers, though, may be the service's pricing. Verizon is charging $60 a month for 10GB of data, $90 a month for 20GB of data and $120 a month for 30GB of data. While many home broadband providers are now implementing data caps, most of them are far higher than what Verizon is offering for its HomeFusion services and at much lower prices. Comcast, for example, offers plans that start as low as $20 a month for new customers and doesn't impose any bandwidth caps until customers exceed 250GB per month.
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