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


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