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Verizon to Launch HomeFusion Nationwide on May 3rd

Tony Hannides May 2, 2012 0
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About a month ago, we broke a story regarding Verizon’s HomeFusion service in “test mode” in 6 markets. Today, Big Red announced they would be launching the service nationwide on May 3rd. To put it simply: HomeFusion will give you whole house 4GLTE. The device can support up to 4 wired devices and 20 wireless devices all at the same time. Installation is $200 (it’s a huge antenna) and you’ll get 50% off your first 2 full billing cycles. If you’re in an area where cable, dsl and/or satelitte are not an option, this might be a great solution for you. Before you jump off the chair, make sure 4GLTE is in your area.

Full Press Release

HomeFusion broadband FROM VERIZON NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE On America’s LARGEST 4G LTE NETWORK

Innovative Service Brings Customers High-Speed In-Home Internet Access

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today announced that HomeFusion Broadband℠, a service that provides high-speed in-home Internet access leveraging the power and speed of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, will be available throughout the country starting Thursday, May 3.

HomeFusion Broadband offers customers a reliable alternative for residential broadband, especially in areas with limited broadband choices. It provides connectivity for a wide range of devices, including computers and gaming consoles, using the Verizon 4G LTE network, which is now available in 230 markets covering more than two-thirds of the population in the United States.

“HomeFusion Broadband is another example of Verizon Wireless’ commitment to providing our customers with the most innovative products and services,” said Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Wireless. “With HomeFusion Broadband, customers across the United States, in towns large and small, will have the chance to link devices to the Internet and take advantage of the speed, coverage and connectivity offered by our 4G LTE network.”

How it works

HomeFusion Broadband uses a professionally installed, cylinder-shaped antenna attached to a customer’s home. The antenna’s innovative design includes multiple internal antennae, allowing the device to pick up the best Verizon 4G LTE signal available and transmit it to a broadband router inside the home. The router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home using Wi-Fi.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon 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.

Pricing and availability

Customers who choose HomeFusion Broadband can opt for one of several usage-based plans specifically designed for the service: $60 monthly access for 10 GB of data, $90 monthly access for 20 GB or $120 monthly access for 30 GB ($10 per GB after allowance). A one-time equipment fee of $199.99 applies and installation is free. Customers get 50 percent more data allowance for the first two full billing cycles of service.

HomeFusion Broadband has been available in six markets since March, and beginning later this week, it can be purchased in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the nation. For more information about HomeFusion Broadband, go to www.verizonwireless.com/homefusionbroadband or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.