Infuse 4G LTE into your home with Verizon's HomeFusion Broadband service

Infuse 4G LTE into your home with Verizon's HomeFusion Broadband service
Verizon Wireless is no stranger in offering devices for home use, such as the HUB (which was discontinued) and more recent Home Phone Connect, which connects your home phone to Verizon's CDMA wireless phone network.

But why stop there? Now you can infuse your home with Verizon's 4G LTE data network with their new HomeFusion Broadband service. The device, which costs $199.99 upfront with a 2-year contract & free installation, consists of an external cylinder antenna that is attached to the side of your home. It then feeds the data to a special Verizon router, which then connects via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n or Ethernet Cable to your Internet devices. Verizon states that data speeds would be between 5-12 Mbps for downloads and 2-5 Mbps for uploads.

Seems pretty simple enough. Then you think....what about data pricing? That's the catcher - as the 10GB monthly data allowance will cost you $60, or 20GB for $90, and 30GB for $120. If you go over your limit, your are then billed $10 for each 1GB of use, but for the first two months they will allow you to use up to 50% more of your data plan. For example, the 10GB plan would give you 15GB for the first two months.

Granted these data prices are a bit better than what Verizon charges for smartphones and tablets, but still not as competitive as what most cable companies offer. Comcast, for example, offers their Performance Internet speed of 20 Mbps download & 4 Mbps upload for $62/month, which comes with a data cap of 250GB per month - but also offers slower & faster speed tiers at different prices. AT&T U-verse is similar.

Are you interested in Verizon's HomeFusion Broadband service, or do you plan to keep your current ISP?

source: Verizon Wireless



1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I read "Infuse 4G LTE" and thought AT&T was coming out with a new version of the Infuse 4G, until I read the rest of the headline.

2. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

That's exactly what I came to this page to say. hahaha

4. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Same here! It's more affordable per gig than MBB, and the limit is higher. Sure, it can't compete with Cable companies, but seriously, it's a cell phone company offering internet to customers that have no cable or dsl options for internet (and Satellite internet is an expensive waste of time), at cable internet speeds. Not a bad idea.

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Um I pay $40 and get 15mbs down and 1mb up on Verizon's DSL service so why would ANYBODY waste money on their LTE service that's 5-12mb down 2-5up is beyond me.

6. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I dunno about now, but at my house the highest DSL I can get is 3.0mbps down, and like .35mbps up. I can't get 4g now, but if the infrastructure improves, it would be better for people in places like me.

7. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

You might want to check and see about advance DSL , I think that's what I got. Its the price point and amount of data for their LTE service that's all wrong. I stream netflix and other movies and would burn through my data quick . 30gig for $120 is just way out their. You could just get Comcast or other providers for way cheaper and have unlimited internet.

8. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This service is designed for people who have no access to traditional high speed internet (DSL, CABLE) and rely on either Dial up or Satellite. So your statement assumes that everyone lives with your circumstances- thats a very close-minded and shortsighted view.

5. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

For rural folks that only only get satellite, but happen to be in cell range. This could be an option for them. With all the negativity on WiMax, with CLEAR, I get unlimited with the same download speeds that are being advertised by Verizon. CLEAR locks me down to 1MB up though. Having 2-5MB up would be nice. With WiMax/CLEAR though for $60 with tax, I get unlimited data and phone, with NO caps. I'll stick with CLEAR thank you. Tempting though.

9. JBz007

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Too bad at this moment the only places you can get 4G are the same places where better internet options are available. When 4G becomes available in more and more rural areas I could see this being a big deal.

10. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

The real downfall to this (other than the data caps) is that this works only .... and I mean ONLY .... in VZW's 4G areas. If you are not in a 4G area, you can forget about it. They will not even offer this to you. A sales rep MUST enter your address to see if it's 4G/E911 capable of the install. If not, then no service is offered.

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