Verizon launches new LTE Home Internet service2020-07-30 17:45 by Daniela
Tags: Verizon, LTE
Verizon launched a new LTE Home Internet service on Thursday. The plan aims to expand Verizon services to customers in rural areas of the US with limited or no broadband outside the wireless company's 5G Home and Fios plans.
"Our 4G LTE network keeps our customers connected when and where it matters most," said Frank Boulben, senior vice president of consumer marketing and products at Verizon, in a release. "Especially now, when so many are counting on reliable connectivity for remote work and educational needs."
The new "broadband" service is now available in Savannah, Georgia; Springfield, Missouri; and the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. The plan will cost $40 per month for customers who already have a Verizon mobile plan and $60 for everyone else. (You'll also need an LTE Home router, which costs $240.)
"Verizon's 4G LTE network currently covers over 98% of the population. We are one year into the rollout of 5G, and it's going to be a years-long effort to fully deploy 5G technology, just as the deployments of 4G LTE and 3G were. We will continue our aggressive rollout of 5G, however we wanted to provide a product that will benefit our rural customers now. With more and more people working from home and engaging in distance learning, we wanted to make this resource available now."
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